All hail Monica Puig.
Puerto Rican Monica Puig stunned the tennis world — and presumably herself — on Saturday night when she defeated Germany’s Angelique Kerber to win gold in the women’s singles at the Rio Olympics.
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Kerber, the number two ranked female tennis player in the world, had been heavily favored to defeat Puig, who is ranked 34th.
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But Puig defeated the German 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, taking home Puerto Rico’s first-ever Olympic gold medal.
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Wrapped in the Puerto Rican flag, Puig was visibly moved after the win. “I”m speechless,” she said. “I wanted it so bad.”
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