Miami Open starts this week … Monica … #PicaPower … 🇵🇷
The personable 23-year-old is a hometown favorite at the Miami Open tennis tournament, Paul Scicchitano reports for Patch.
When 23-year-old Monica Puig returned home after several months of living out of her suitcase, she went to the safe where she kept her most prized possession aside from her dog.
“I didn’t look at it for a few months because I was traveling so much, but just the other week I got it out of the safe where I had it and I looked at it,” the personable 23-year-old told Patch over the weekend. “I still couldn’t believe what I was holding and that I had won. It was surreal.”
Puig, of course, was referring to the gold medal she picked up at the Rio Olympics in women’s tennis — the first major win of her professional career on one of the world’s largest stages. It was also the first…
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