Monica Puig: Gold Medal, Olympic & Net Worth

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Monica Puig is a famous tennis player who belongs from Puerto Rico.

Nonetheless, Monica Puig is the only athlete from Puerto Rico who has won a Gold medal at the Olympics games.

Furthermore, Monica is a five foot 7 inches tall right-handed tennis player. Moreover, Monica Puig began her professional career in tennis in 2010.

Nevertheless, so far, Monica has won several gold medals for her country in different tournaments.

Likewise, one from the Olympics, three gold and two bronze from the Central American and Caribbean Games, and silver and bronze from Pan American Games.

Monica Puig Career
Monica Puig After Winning Gold Medal At 2016 Olympic

Most recently, while playing at Aukland Open and Australian Open, she got injured. Evidently, due to injury, she went for elbow surgery.

However, after a few months of rest, she made her way back from Cincinnati Open and U.S Open.

Quick Facts

Full Name Monica Puig Marchán
Birth Date September 27, 1993
Birth Place Puerto Rico
Residence Chicago, Illinois, United States
Nickname Monica Puig 
Religion Not Known
Nationality Puertican 
Ethnicity White
Training Not Known
Horoscope Cancer 
Father’s Name José Puig
Mother’s Name Astrid Marchán
Siblings Ricky Marchán Puig
Age 30 years old
Height  1.70 m (5’7″)
Weight 70 kg 
Shoe Size 7 (US)
Dress Size Not Known
Build Athletic
Eye color Black and Brown 
Hair Color Blond
Hairstyle Normal
Profession Tennis Player – Righ Handed
Playing style Unknown 
Active years  (Senior Career) 2010 – present
Highest Ranking (Singles) No. 27 (26 September 2016)
Current Position  No. 213 (21 June 2021)
Association Unknown
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married 
Husband Name  Derek Dietrich
Children None 
Net Worth $1 Million
Salary $50,000
Endorsements Adidas, Nike 
Social Media Instagram
Merch Tokyo Olympics 2021
Last Update May, 2024

Monica Puig’s Family 

Monica Puig descends is from Puerto Rico. Moreover, she has spent most of her life in Rico as well.

Nevertheless, later on, she came to America because of her Cuban American father, José Puig.

Furthermore, in Monica’s family, she got a caring older brother, Ricky Puig. Likewise, Monica’s mother’s name is Astrid Marchán. 

Moreover, Monica’s mother actually works in the aeronautical industry, and she is a rocket engineer.

Interestingly, Puig was exposed to tennis as a child by her mother, and she is bilingual and can speak Spanish and English.

Although Monica is from Puerto, she currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. Moreover, she was trained by Juan Todero.

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Monia Puig | Married Life And Husband

The tennis diva Monica is a world-famous tennis player who has millions of fans around the globe. However, as of 2021, Monica Puig is in a relationship.

Moreover, currently, Monica Puig is dating Major League Baseball player Derek Dietrich. Nevertheless, Monica’s boyfriend Derek is a professional MLB baseman and Outfielder.

Monica Pugin wife
Monica Pugin With Having A Wonderful Time With Her Husband Derek Dietrich

Likewise, the beautiful couple Monica and Derek started dating in 2018. Nonetheless, the couple has decided to tie in the knot together after two years of dating.

Therefore, in 2020, Monica and Derek finally got married. However, there is not much information about their wedding and marriage ceremony.

Monica Puig | Income And Net Worth

The right-handed tennis player Monica Puig has earned an enormous amount of fortune and fame throughout her professional career.

In fact, as of 2021, Monica Puig estimated net worth is around $1 million.

Moreover, being a Puerto Rico national tennis player, she must be earning a salary range between $80,000 to $100,000.

Nevertheless, so far in her career, she has won several international titles to have accumulated millions of dollars.

Notably, she won the US Open, where she received prize money of $150,000.

Nevertheless, she has been to finals in the French Open also, where she has received $100,000.

Earning Through Winning Gold Medals

Monica won her first gold medal at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Women’s single back in 2010.

Likewise, during that, she must have received $25000.

Moreover, being the winner of the 2016 Olympics, Monica must have gained $100,000 to $150,000.

Nevertheless, she has also won silver and bronze at Pan American Games. Likewise, through that tournament, she must have gotten thousands of dollars.

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Monica Puig – Career Overview

As a qualifier, she reached the Costa Rica Bowl (Grade 3) final in 2008. However, Monica lost to Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets.

Nevertheless, then after winning two out of three events, she maintained her strong form.

Moreover, as the season progressed, Puig continued to post strong performances in minor Grade 3 and 4 competitions.

Likewise, Monica defeats  Charlotte Calhoun in her first Grade 1 match in Lexington.

Nevertheless, in the following games, she lost to Lauren Embree.

Furthermore,  she had less success at bigger tournaments than at smaller ones; therefore, Monica Puign continued to compete at these tournaments.

As 2010 progressed, her success grew. Nevertheless, Sachie Ishizu of Japan defeated Puig in the final of the 32nd International Casablanca Junior Cup.

Monica Pugin | Early Career 

Puig won the Loy Yang Traralgon International during her junior year. Moreover, Monica received the title after defeating Russia’s Yulia Putintseva.

Nevertheless, during that time, she also competed in the Australian Open juniors category.

Meanwhile, at the time, she proceeds to the final but was defeated by Belgian An-Sophie Mestach, sadly.

Likewise, Puig won the singles title in Surprise, Arizona defeating another world-class tennis player Lenka Wienerová.

Furthermore, after that, Monica gets a wildcard into the Indian Wells Open qualifying.

Even though Monica has her victory with Anne Keothavong in the first round. After that, she lost the game with Sorana Cîrstea.

However, Monica’s hard work finally pays off after she earned the Pan American Games silver medal.

Interestingly, at the tournament, she made victory over Christina McHale of the United States.

Nevertheless, in Pan America, Monica lost the game in the final against Irina Falconi.

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Monica Puig Tournaments

After several years of hard work and struggle, Monica’s career finally starts to take heights.

Nevertheless, Monica joined the Auckland Open in January 2012; even though she did lose but showed some improvements.

After that, Monica she headed for the Australian Open qualifying. However, Monica leaves the tournament in the second round by Kirsten Flipkens.

Moreover,  Monica won two qualifying matches but lost in the first round at  Magda Linette of Poland.

Monica PUIG Career medal, Us Open
Monica Puig Competing At The U.S Open Back in 2017

Furthermore, her career got height after she won the tournament in Joué-lès-Tours, France.

In fact, in that tournament, she made victory against Alexandra Panova, the top-seeded and world-ranked 87 at that time.  

In the semifinals, she defeated An-Sophie Mestach, the same opponent she lost in the 2011 Australian Open junior final.

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Monica Puig at the 2016 Olympics

After back to back win, Monica Puig went to the 2016 Olympics.

Likewise, in the women’s singles, she was able to win a gold medal at the Rio Summer Olympics.

However, her victory came after defeating Polona Hercog and Angelique Kerber.

Nevertheless, after her win, Puig was regarded as the first athlete from Puerto Rico to win a gold medal in any sport at the Olympics, following Alicia Molik’s bronze in Athens.

Moreover,  Puig is the ninth athlete from Puerto Rico to win an Olympic medal and the first woman.

Nonetheless, she is also the first Latin American woman to win a gold medal in singles after Gabriela Sabatini’s silver medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics.

In fact, after that, Puig presented gets the award for Best Female Athlete in Rio 2016.

Monica Puig In Recent Years

In 2020, she began her clay-court season in the Charleston Open, where she advanced to the semifinals.

However, in the tournament, Moina Puig lost the game to champion Madison Keys.

Meanwhile,  Puig competed at the Internationaux de Strasbourg after failing in qualifying at the Madrid Open and the Italian Open.

Nonetheless, she enters the quarterfinals before losing to Aryna Sabalenka. Meanwhile, Puig also enters the third round of the French Open, where Iga Witek defeated her.


  • “I know the country really appreciates this, and I really wanted to give this victory to them, and the way I did it, I wouldn’t want it any other way.”
  • “Don’t underestimate your own importance; remember that even one raindrop makes ripples in the ocean. You can make a difference.”
  • “We behave negatively towards others when we forget how amazing we are, how beautiful life is, and how much we are loved. We forget unity.”


Is Monica Puig Playing In Tokyo Olympics?

No, in this summer Olympics, Monica was not able to make her way to Tokyo Olympics. She got an injury in recent times, due to which she could not qualify for the tournament.

How Many Tittle Has Monica Puig Won In Her Tennis Career?

Altogether, so far, Monica has won four titles. In 2016 in Rio and one WTA single title and a WTA title in Sydney and Luxembourg.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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