Olympics

Olympics

Puerto Rico's Monica Puig surprised the tennis world by winning the gold medal in women's singles at the Olympics.

After she beat Germany's Angelique Kerber in the final on Saturday the celebration was on for her and her country, which had never won a gold medal before.

Cubs infielder Javier Baez, who was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, joined in on the celebration on Instagram with a photo of Puig and a pro-Puerto Rico caption.

The Olympics were a breakout tournament for the 22-year-old Puig, who entered the tournament ranked 34th in the world. She's only made it past the third round in one major tournament, 2013 Wimbledon when she lost in the fourth round, but knocked off two top-five players en route to Olympic glory. Puig beat No. 3 seed Garbiñe Muguruza in the third round before knocking off world No. 2 Kerber in the final.

Puig was clearly emotional after her win. She draped herself in a Puerto Rican flag to show her country pride.

Cubs fans and Baez will both be hoping that he can bring some extra accolades in the name of Puerto Rico later this year.