Aránzazu Sánchez Vicario is a Spanish former world No. 1 retired tennis player. She won 14 Grand Slam titles: four in singles, six in women's doubles, and four in mixed doubles. In 1994, she was crowned the ITF World Champion for the year.
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario shocked the tennis world in 1989 when she defeated World No. 1 Steffi Graf to become the youngest-ever winner of the women's singles title at the French Open.
Sanchez Vicario's most successful year as a singles player was 1994, when she won both the French Open and US Open titles. She won a total of eight tournaments that year. Sanchez Vicario became the World No. 1 singles player in 1995 (for 12 weeks) and became the first woman since Martina Navratilova to simultaneously hold the No. 1 ranking in both singles and doubles.
She represented Spain at the Olympic Games five times, and won two silver and two bronze medals.
In 2005, TENNIS Magazine put her in 27th place in its list of 40 Greatest Players of the TENNIS era and in 2007, she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. She was only the third Spanish player (and the first Spanish woman) to be inducted.
In 2009, Sánchez Vicario was present at the opening ceremony of Madrid's Caja Mágica, the new venue for the Madrid Masters. The second show court is named Court Arantxa Sánchez Vicario in her honour. In 2015 Sanchez Vicario went into professional coaching. She got involved in training Danish player Caroline Wozniacki.
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