- Muguruza defeated Williams 7-5,6-0
- This was her second Grand Slam
23-year-old Garbine Muguruza was too strong for 37-year-old Venus Williams as he stormed past her in straight sets to win the Women’s Wimbledon Final 7-5, 6-0.Williams who had had an amazing tournament till the final simply ran out of gas against the pepped up Muguruza after she failed to take her chances in the first set. A gleaming Muguruza lifted the trophy on Centre Court, adding to her French Open triumph in 2016.
Garbine Muguruza wasn’t going to be derailed by a Williams sister in a Wimbledon final this time around having lost to Serena Williams in the final in 2015.Williams who was looking to become the oldest woman ever to win Wimbledon twice was a point away from winning the opening set. Muguruza hung through to overcome two set points by Williams to rally and win the first set.Muguruza rode that momentum to sweep the second set 6-0. Muguruza dropped to her knees and covered her face as tears arrived when she finally won 7-5, 6-0.
“When I was a little girl, I was watching these finals,” said the 23-year-old Muguruza. “I was watching Venus — I know it sounds incredible. To be able to play against her and now hold the big trophy, it means a lot.”
“She just dug in there and managed to play better,” Williams said. “She played really well. I mean, she played top tennis, so I have to give her credit for just playing a better match.”
Williams, playing in a 20th Wimbledon, for the first time ever lost a set 6-0 at the All England Club. It speaks volumes of Muruga za’s performance, who played a peach of a game to lift the second major of her career.