Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, the former World No 1 tennis star is grabbing the headlines and here is all you need to know about her and her net worth
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, a former World Number One, recently broke down in court in Barcelona during the first day of her fraud trial, saying she trusted her ex-husband to handle the assets.
Who is Arantxa Sanchez Vicario ex-tennis player, net worth in 2023, husband, parents, brother, age
The 51-year-old and her ex-husband Josep Santacana are accused of defrauding the Banque de Luxembourg, the prosecutor claims, and have been charged with confiscating assets.
According to the prosecutor, Sanchez Vicario and her ex-husband Josep Santacana are accused of hiding assets to avoid paying a €7.6 million ($8.14 million) debt to the Banque de Luxembourg, plus interest.
The former couple, who separated in 2019, refutes the accusations. If found guilty, they risked a sentence of up to four years in prison and millions of euros in fines.
First Spanish player to lead the women’s tennis rankings was Sanchez Vicario. Before retiring in 2002, she won the US Open once and the French Open three times. She also came past legendary Steffi Graf twice in grand slam finals.
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario is accused of hiding assets to avoid $8.14 million in debt.
She was crying during her trial in Barcelona:
“I did what he told me to do, because I am a tennis player, I have no knowledge of assets or companies or anything. I trusted my husband.” pic.twitter.com/naWqAEOJQX
— The Tennis Letter (@TheTennisLetter) September 16, 2023
Who is Arantxa Sanchez Vicario?
Aránzazu Isabel Mara “Arantxa” Sánchez Vicario, a Spanish tennis player, is a former World No. 1 tennis player in the world in both singles and doubles. She was born on December 18, 1971. The 51-year-old star measures 1.69 m (5 ft 6+1⁄2 in).
She earned $17 million in prize money during her 17-year career that ended in 2002 and that ranks 10th on the WTA Tour’s all-time prize money.
Date of Birth:Dec 18, 1971 (51 years old)
Place of Birth:BarcelonaGender:
Height:5 ft 6 in (1.69 m)
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario’s messy family
Former Spanish tennis pro Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario published an explosive memoir in which she claims her parents mismanaged their way to a loss of almost $60 million in career earnings.
The Sanchez-Vicario family was tennis royalty in the 1990s when Arantxa, along with her brothers Javier and Emilio, were all competing on tour.
Who is Arantxa Sanchez Vicario’s husband and do they have children?
She has been married twice and her first marriage, which happened in July 2000 with sportswriter Juan Vehils lasted just an year as it ended in 2001.
In September 2008, she later married businessman Josep Santacana; they welcomed two children, a son (born in 2011) and a daughter (born in 2009). However, it also didn’t last and the couple got divorced in 2019.
What is Arantxa Sanchez Vicario’s net worth?
Over the course of her 17-year career, which came to an end in 2002, Sanchez-Vicario earned $17 million in prizes. Through endorsements, she made an additional $40 million, as per Forbes but her current net worth stands at $0.