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Garbiñe Muguruza Defeats Venus Williams — Wimbledon

Garbine Muguruza wins Wimbledon title after overpowering weary Venus Williams Garbiñe Muguruza Defeats Venus Williams — Wimbledon
Ramiro Mantilla | 17 Julio, 2017, 16:34

In a final being played under the roof on Centre Court due to rain in south-west London, Spain's Muguruza saved two set points on her own serve trailing 5-4 in the first set before winning the next three games to edge ahead of the American, whose last appearance in the Wimbledon final had been eight years ago. The final lasted 54 minutes and the Russians, runners-up at the All England Club in 2015, had to save just two break points in the entire match against the pairing playing in their first season together.

"She's been through her illness, and she keeps fighting through it, and it would just mean so much, not just for her but for people who suffer what she suffers just to realise that this isn't, this doesn't have to be it", Serena said.

"I feel incredible to be able to play her here".

Only last month Muguruza was in tears at the French Open, where her defence of her title had ended in the fourth round, though that defeat to Kristina Mladenovic also gave her the impetus to succeed here.

As a kid, Garbine Muguruza sat in awe in front of the TV as the Williams sisters accumulated Grand Slam titles. "For sure I suffered to play and handle it. It took me a while to calm down, to say 'hey it's grass you have to adapt to the surface".

Venus was denied a sixth trophy at the event as she made a bid for her first grand slam title since 2008. "Today, I played well".

"It has a lot to do with the strength of your body, your style of game, but for me, it's incredible". I like to win.

They showed the staying power that, for one reason or another, too many lacked at this tournament. Muguruza built up to clinching the set on a defensive lob which kissed a far corner, yielding two set points.

No one heard Williams snap but when Muguruza came from two set points down in the 10th game of the match Williams' race was run.

As she served for the set, the cleanness of the ball striking was accentuated by the greenhouse acoustics, with each stroke a rifle crack. "Hopefully that's going to sink in".

"After she beat Kerber, that match was so tight, but she hung really tight".

"I'm human", Muguruza said, looking back at the tears she had shed in Paris.

When Federer defeated Canadian Milos Raonic on Wednesday in straight sets, he became the oldest man to reach a Wimbledon semifinal since Ken Rosewall in 1974.