The spectators told Monica Puig they believed she could win Puerto Rico’s first Olympic gold medal in any sport, providing a soundtrack of ”Si se puede!” – ”Yes, we can!” – during the Rio de Janeiro Games women’s tennis final. The unseeded and unheralded Puig capped her run of upsets with the biggest one of all Saturday, overpowering No. 2 Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 to become the Olympic champion. ”I did hear everybody saying, ”Yes, you can! Yes, you can! Yes, you can!’ I kept repeating it inside myself: ‘Yes, I can! Yes, I can! Yes, I can!”’ Puig said.