Garbine Muguruza eases past Venus Williams to win first Wimbledon title

Battle Johanna Konta slugs it out against Venus Williams but it was to be the American’s day

Battle Johanna Konta slugs it out against Venus Williams but it was to be the American’s day

After managing to save two set points with a couple of forehand winners, Muguruza engineered a remarkably quick shift in momentum and crucially brought up two break chances at 5-5.

"I'm always hanging around", Martinez said. A loud cheer from the crowd.

One more win will be amazing. "Today I stepped on court super confident and everything went well", the 23-year-old said.

But this is not just any queue. A 2017 Wimbledon title could be her most meaningful victory yet. You felt, with all her experience, if Venus won the first set, she would go on to clinch her sixth Wimbledon title in a hurry.

Spanish tennis player on garbine Muguruza at the second attempt became the champion of Wimbledon. Never breaking her competitive, steely demeanor, Muguruza exploited a Williams that didn't seem to have her serve game up to par. "It's incredible", Muguruza said after the match.

"But that's a good problem to have".

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Her mother (Scarlet Blanco) is from Venezuela and father (Jose) is Spanish.

Everything was going wrong for the American.

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Jerome Barson, 78, who was a passenger in a sedan that collided with the vehicle Williams was driving, was fatally injured.

Muguruza's title was just the fourth of her career, meaning half her wins are Slam! It is her second Grand Slam win. She reached the Wimbledon semifinals last year, and the Australian Open final this year.

In a message to her watching sister, Williams added: I miss you Serena. Her last one came in 2008.

Immediately at the start of the second set, the Spaniard took the serve from Venus and in the rest of the match, the 37-year-old couldn't do anything against the fantastic game of her opponent.

And Williams has pledged to adopt the same aggressive tactics which blew away Konta against the No. 14 seed.

Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams shall be taking on Spain's Garbine Muguruza in the ladies singles finals at Wimbledon on Saturday.

For Williams, playing in the Wimbledon final is nothing new.

When Muguruza landed her first major title at Roland Garros last year, she had been circled as the natural successor to Serena as the queen of women's tennis. Cilic would join countryman Goran Ivanisevic, the 2001 Wimbledon winner, as the only Croatians to win the Wimbledon title.

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