Wimbledon: Garbine Muguruza defeats Venus Williams in final to claim second major singles title

Garbine Muguruza defeats Venus Williams in a quality women’s final to become the first Spanish woman to win Wimbledon in 23 years.

It was a tale of two coaches and two sisters for Garbine Muguruza, as the Spaniard found the formula to steer her way through a barrage of high-intensity tennis against Venus Williams and claim her first Wimbledon crown.

The moment of truth came in the 10th game when her Williams, 37 but playing with the energy of a teenager, threatened to cut loose after a captivating half hour of play.

The Venezuela-born 23-year-old faced two set points on her own serve but held her nerve to win them both, before reeling off the next nine games against the seven-time major singles champion, a player she idolised in her youth.

“I was so excited to go out there and win, especially over somebody like a role model,” said Muguruza following the 7-5, 6-0 victory that brought her her second major singles title.

Source: Wimbledon: Garbine Muguruza defeats Venus Williams in final to claim second major singles title – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)