Last night Monica Puig of Puerto Rico surprisingly defeated gold medal favourite Angelique Kerber of Germany and in doing so became the first ever gold medallist from Puerto Rico. Elsewhere Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic defeated American Madison Keys to win the Bronze medal. Here is how Twitter reacted to Monica Puig’s historic medal.
— Mutua Madrid Open (@MutuaMadridOpen) 14 August 2016
— USA TODAY Sports (@USATODAYsports) 14 August 2016
— Chris Evert (@ChrissieEvert) 13 August 2016
Wow @MonicaAce93 what an incredible achievement! Congratulations 👏🏻
— victoria azarenka (@vika7) 14 August 2016
Congratulations @MonicaAce93 on winning Puerto Rico’s first ever Gold Medal. Hope it’s life changing for you
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) 14 August 2016
Monica Puig of Puerto Rico wins the gold in tennis- wow- nobody saw that coming-perhaps not even Monica herself-:)-congrats!!!!
— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) 13 August 2016
— Kim Clijsters (@Clijsterskim) 13 August 2016
MONICA!!!! So happy for you chica @MonicaAce93❤️🏅👑🇵🇷💪🏽🙈 couldn’t have happened to a nicer girl! 😘
— Heather Watson (@HeatherWatson92) 13 August 2016
— Mahesh Bhupathi (@Maheshbhupathi) 14 August 2016
— Elena Vesnina (@EVesnina001) 14 August 2016
It is indeed an outstanding achievement and this victory will surely inspire kids in Puerto Rico to take up tennis and make their country proud the way Monica Puig has.