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Former Wimbledon And French Open Champion Garbine Muguruza Is Now Engaged To a Random Fan Who Asked For a Selfie In Central Park A Few Years Ago

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Tennis star Garbine Muguruza is engaged! The former French Open and Wimbledon champion is set to get hitched to her boyfriend of two years. The story behind their relationship is pretty wild. This dude was just running in Central Park and ran into her. He wished her good luck at the upcoming US Open before asking for a selfie. Full disclosure a fairly terrible pick up line if even one, but you'll see why it worked in a little. They kept running into each other until they said fuck it and started dating. 

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Tennis star Garbiñe Muguruza is engaged to a fan she met in 2021.

The Spanish-Venezuelan athlete, who won the 2016 French Open and the 2017 Wimbledon Championship, wasn’t looking for love when she took a stroll in August 2021. But then model Arthur Borges wished her luck before asking for a selfie.

“My hotel was close to Central Park and I was bored, so I thought I should go for a walk,” she told Spanish outlet Hola last week, as translated by its U.S. site. “I go out and I run into him on the street. Suddenly, he turns and says, ‘Good luck at the US Open.’ I was left thinking, ‘Wow, he’s so handsome.’”

The two kept running into each other and eventually started taking their walks together. Their fling blossomed into a relationship that led Borges, who was working for Tom Ford when they met, to get down on one knee while they vacationed in Marbella, Spain.

Now that alone is crazy, right? What prominent professional athlete falls for someone who ran into them running in a park? Well, when you see what this dude looks like you'll understand. 

Are you kidding me? 

That's just a random fan? You could have told me that's the Prince of Spain and I'd completely buy it. He almost looks so good that he resembles a wax figure. I think I'd have sex with him if he asked? I'm entranced. Can totally get how she fell for him in a split second. Unbelievable. 

You have to also imagine their run-ins in the park were not by coincidence. Someone was being a bit of a creep ala Joe from You style and stalking the other. I kinda get the feeling Muguruza was the guilty party there. Don't get me wrong she's a very good looking woman, but this other guy was sculpted by the gods. 

Just goes to show you, always shoot your shot if you're unbelievably attractive. If you're ugly like me don't even think about. The goods of the world were not meant for you. Take what you can get and keep it moving. Never try and be a hero because it's just not in the cards for you. People are going to read this story and get false hope that this can happen to the everyday Joe Schmo. If I'm running in that park and just decide to say hi I'm sure I get pepper sprayed in the face. But if you look like this guy just go for anything and it'll probably work out.