Saturday, 15 July 2017

Garbine Muguruza beats Venus Williams to win Wimbledon



Spaniard Garbine Muguruza has beaten five-time champion Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0 to claim her first Wimbledon title.
 
Under a closed roof on Centre Court, Muguruza broke once in the first set and swept Williams aside in the second as she secured her second Grand Slam title.


Muguruza's win comes two years after she lost her first Wimbledon final against Venus Williams' sister, Serena.


Garbine Muguruza


The 23-year-old said: "I had I think the hardest match today against Venus.


"She is such an incredible player, I grew up watching her play. It is incredible to play her in the final.
"She was definitely an inspiration and it's incredible to play her here."


In a closely-contested first set, Williams earned herself a break point at 3-2 but wasted the chance to go ahead as she pushed a forehand into the net.


Williams fought to win her sixth Wimbledon title


The 37-year-old carved herself out two set points in the 10th game, but lost the first after a gripping 20-stroke rally.
 
 
Williams then sent a return long to even the score at 5-5 - an error which appeared to take the momentum out of the five-time champion's offensive.


Muguruza broke in the next game as Williams sent a forehand long after another long rally.


The 23-year-old then stepped up her game to claim the first set, before going on to break in the first game of the second as Williams served a limp double fault on break point.


Garbine Muguruza



She broke twice more and sealed the title after a successful Hawkeye challenge of a Williams forehand that fell just beyond the baseline.


Congratulating Muguruza, Williams said: "I know how hard you work - I'm sure this means so much to you and your family.


"Thanks to my team who have been here day in and day out."




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