Arantxa Sánchez Vicario will face either Serena Williams or Maria Sharapova at the French Open…
No, the 41-year-old retired Spanish tennis star, a former World No. 1, won’t be playing against either player.
The four-time Grand Slam champion will present the winner of the women’s final her trophy at the French Open this weekend.
The French Tennis Federation says Sanchez Vicario, who won the French Open three times, will be alongside the organization’s president Jean Gachassin at Roland Garros for the final on Saturday, handing the trophy to either Williams or Sharapova.
As a 17-year-old, Sánchez Vicario became the youngest winner of the women’s singles title at the 1989 French Open, defeating then-World No. 1 Steffi Graf in the final. Her record would be broken the following year by Monica Seles, who would win the title at the age of 16.
In addition to her eight Grand Slam singles titles, Sánchez Vicario also has six women’s doubles titles and four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles.
Sánchez Vicario, who retired in November 2002, was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2007. She was the first Spanish woman to be inducted.