Monica Puig

Puig in 2016, photo by Leonard Zhukovsky/

Birth Name: Monica Puig Marchán

Place of Birth: Hato Rey, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Date of Birth: September 27, 1993

*father – Cuban [Catalan]
*mother – Puerto Rican

Monica Puig is a Puerto Rican professional tennis player.

She was born in Hato Rey, San Juan, to a Puerto Rican mother, Astrid Marchán, and a Cuban-American father, José Puig. She has a brother, Ricardo. The family moved to Miami, Florida, U.S., when Monica was one year old. Monica speaks fluent English and Spanish. Her parents and brother are pictured here. Monica is married to tennis player Nathan Rakitt.

Monica’s paternal grandparents were of Catalan origin.

Monica’s maternal grandfather was named Rafael Marchán Cintrón.

Monica’s maternal grandmother was named Astrid Puras de Marchán.

Sources: (in Spanish) (in Spanish)

5 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    Possible grandmother:
    Possible great-grandparents:
    Antonio Puras Y Rivera was born in Mexico to a Spanish father and a Puertorican mother.

  2. ArnyDiaz says:

    Puerto rican is not a heritage

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