Garbine Muguruza has won the 2017 Wimbledon title after beating Venus Williams in SW19 on Saturday.
The 23 year Spaniard old saw off the American in straight sets in a 7-5 6-0 victory on Centr Court to deny the elder sister of Serena Williams the chance to become the oldest female Grand Slam champion in the Open era.
Venus Williams who had not reached the final at Wimbledon since 2008 and was looking to win her sixth Wimbledon title after nine years started well but Muguruza stood firm. There was nothing to separate from the American and the Spanish in the first hour before Muguruza provided spectacular prformances to win the first set 7-5.
“I had the hardest match today against Venus,” said Muguruza after the game.
“She’s such an incredible player. I grew up watching her play- sorry”.
“I feel incredible to be able to play her here. Of course I’m nervous because I always dreamed about winning it, but I was composed”, she indicated.
This is Muguruza’s 2nd Grand Slam title after winning the French Open at Roland Garros in 2016.
“I miss Serena”, said Venus Williams, as her sister awaits the birth of her first child.
“I tried my best to do the things you do- but I think there will be other opportunities”, she added.
Muguruza becomes the second Spanish woman to win the Wimbledon singles title after her coach Conchita Martinez did so in 1994. The 23 year old also becomes the first woman to beat both Williams sisters in Grand Slam finals.