From El Mundo
HER FIRST ROLAND GARROS | It was in 1989 when a youngster of barely 17 years old shocked the world of tennis defeating Germany's Steffi Graf in the final of Roland Garros 7-6(8-6), 3-6, 7-5. It was only the beginning.
FRIENDS AND RIVALS | Germany's Steffi Graf became the rival of Arantxa in most of the big finals that the Spanish player reached in her caeer.
FIVE FED CUP TITLES | The youngest of the Sánchez-Vicario played all the finals that the Spanish team reached, winning five titles in her career and becoming the tennis player with more apperances in a final in Fed Cup history, along with her partner, Conchita Martínez.
THE US OPEN ALSO HERS | In 1994 she stormed through her best season, winning Roland Garros and the US Open, making true all the promise of previous seasons.
A VERY SPECIAL DEDICATION | Never in her career did she forget those close to her. She always had big friendships both in the court and away due to her great dedication to her friends and family.
WITHOUT MAKING ANY NOISE | Even being the great diva of Spanish tennis, Arantxa has always stayed away from controversy to dedicate herself entirely to "her sport"
THIS ONE DIDN'T GO OVER | Friend and foe, the net has been a great help and a big enemy at times. But this time, the net has not saved Arantxa, who has decided to hang her racquet.
WIMBLEDON - THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY | The very desired and prestigious english tournament was the one that as far as Arantxa was concerned got away. Steffi, twice, stood in the way of her dream tournament win.
THE OLYMPIC DREAM | Her great performance in the singles at the Olympics Games in Barcelona and Atlanta gave her 2 medals (bronze, silver).
A GREAT TEAM | The partnership that she formed with Conchita Martínez is the best in Spanish tennis history, winning two Olympic medals in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic games (silver and bronze).
HER LAST GRAND SLAM | It was in 1998 when Arantxa won Roland Garros against usa's Monica Seles. That title was the last one in a impressive Grand Slam record.
THE SANCHEZ-VICARIO FAMILY | Emilio, Javier and Arantxa were the main spanihs players for many years, but it was without a doubt, the "girl" who made a name for herself in world tennis.
GOODBYE ARANTXA | With barely contained tears and visibly affected, the best spanish player of all time has said goodbye to tennis. She knows it's her time to go and she has decided to stop. We won't see her again in the WTA Tour.