Puerto Rican Tennis Player Monica Puig Making Olympic History

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Not all tennis players are on the same page when it comes to the Olympics. For some, it’s an inconvenience that offers no ranking points or prize money and further crowds an otherwise jam-packed schedule. For others, it’s the sun, moon, and the stars, the absolute mecca of their athletic careers.

It’s safe to say that Monica Puig falls into the latter category.

The 22-year-old Puerto Rican couldn’t stop beaming when asked about the Rio Games last month at the Citi Open.

“I’m really excited. It’s always been a dream of mine to compete at the Olympics and for it to come so soon in my career is a surreal feeling, I wouldn’t miss it for the world,” she told Excelle Sports. “I get goosebumps just thinking about it.”

Well, so far, it’s safe to say her Olympic dream is off…

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