Puerto Rico’s Monica Puig Still Can’t Believe Her Gold Fortune

Miami Open starts this week … Monica … #PicaPower … 🇵🇷

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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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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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