Monica Puig Biography

( 1993 - )
May 16, 2018
First published on:May 16, 2018
by John Von

Facts of Monica Puig

Date of Birth: 1993, September 27
Age: 25 years old
Birth Nation: Puerto Rico
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Birth Name Monica Puig Marchán
Famous Name Monica Puig
Father Jose Puig
Mother Astrid Marchan
Nationality Puerto Rican
Birth Place San Juan, Puerto Rico
Net Worth Around $ 1. 5 million
Weight in KG 64 kg

Monica Puig Marchán or famously known as  Monica Puig is Puerto Rican professional tennis player who has won a gold medal at the Olympics games with her nation. She is the first Puerto Rican athlete to win the gold medal at Olympics for Puerto Rico.

Besides being an Olympian level champion, she is also the Caribbean as well as  Central American champion and won the silver medal in the Pan America games.

Early Life of Monica Puig

Monica Puig was born to  Puerto Rican mother, Astrid Marchan and  Cuban American father, Jose Puig on  27 September 1993 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She holds a Puerto  Rican nationality. 

She also has an elder brother, Ricardo Puig. She attended Lauri Springs and later on Indiana University East for her education.

Monica Puig’s Net worth and Salary

As her exact salary is not known. However, it has been stated that her career prize money,$ 2,491,837 with YTD prize money is around $ 209,931 which she earns over the course of her playing career. Her annual earning this year is reported to be $252,647.

Looking at his professional tennis playing career, her net worth is estimated to be above $ 1.5 million.

Career

She started playing tennis when she was encouraged by her mother to play and made her junior career debut in 2007.

Puig's breakout moment came in 2009  and later on turned professional in 2010 and quickly won the gold at the Caribbean and Central American in 2010 for Puerto Rico and due to impressive as well as outstanding performances earned the second rank at the Youth Olympics in 2010.

She won the silver medal at Pan American Games in 2011. She was a finalist at 2016 Apia International Sydney after defeating some star players like Anna Karolína Schmiedlová, and Samantha Stosur. However, she faced a loss in the straight round with Svetlana Kuznetsova.

She made her Olympic debut at the 2016 Rio Olympics and had her crowning achievement when she won gold in the women’s singles competition.

Puig made history by becoming the first Puerto Rican to win the gold at the Olympics for Puerto Rico as also become the first Latin American to receive a gold medal in the women’s singles titles.

In addition, she has also won  WTA as well as ITF singles titles twice and six times respectively in her tennis career. She recently defeated 2nd seeded Caroline Wozniacki  in the Miami Open in 2018.

Monica Puig’s Personal Life 

Monica Puig, currently 24, has a height of  5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 64 kg. Nothing is known about his personal and private apart from the fact that she loves to spend most of her free time with her family.

The Puerto Rican is currently residing in Miami, Florida, US.

There is no concrete proof of her being married or relationship with any man. Her past as present relationship has not been revealed. She seems to a career-oriented woman as she seems to focus more on her professional playing career rather be involved in any sort of scandals and controversy.

As per our record, she is possibly single and unmarried.



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