Muguruza conquers another Williams to win second major

Muguruza conquers another Williams to win second major

Muguruza conquers another Williams to win second major

They met in the Wimbledon quarterfinals previous year, when Cilic took the opening two sets and even held a match point before Federer came all the way back to win, improving to 6-1 head-to-head.

But the 23-year-old Spain native came roaring back to win nine (!) straight games and defeat Williams 7-5, 6-0 for her first Wimbledon title.

One man was pulled from the crowd during a women's invitational doubles match at the Wimbledon on day 11 of the tournament and given the chance to try to return a serve from four-time major champion Kim Clijsters. Throughout the past two years, Muguruza has showed flashes of the player she was expected to become after that Wimbledon loss.

Federer already leads the pack in Grand Slam titles, and would make it 19 with a win against Marin Cilic.

The victory earned Muguruza a second grand slam trophy just over a year after her maiden win at the French Open.

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Garbine Muguruza of Spain in action against Venus Williams of the United States of America during their final match for the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, in London, Britain, 15 July 2017.

Venus, by virtue of her play and the instigator of the dream that eventually manifested itself in the phenomenon known as "The Williams Sisters", elevated sports and an entire culture. "Then last summer she won the French and we all thought she was going to carry on and the torch was going to be handed over to her. So credit to her", Williams said.

There was nearly nothing to separate the pair in a high-quality first set, and it was Williams who had the first sniff with two set points at 5-4. But Williams netted a forehand to close a 20-stroke exchange on the first set point.

"Once I go to the big court, I feel good", she said. She never changed her game plan and on that point and the ones that followed she made Williams work so very hard at the back of the court. "I'm looking forward to the rest of the summer", she added.

It was an anticlimactic conclusion to the fortnight for Williams, Wimbledon's oldest female finalist since Martina Navratilova, 37, was the runner-up to Martinez in 1994.

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Muguruza reached the final here two years ago and played gamely against Serena. "I think in this tournament I put everything together".

Roger Federer and Venus Williams might both have chosen to go at different points in the past few years. "It's just about playing a little better". One more storming rally sealed her service game and the set, 7-5. "She just shows this toughness", Muguruza said. "But I want to see if he's that elegant also dancing", she admitted.

"It will be an fantastic opportunity to be next to the awesome players that are in the final". "When I'm on the court and I haven't had enough sleep, I just feel sluggish". But he lost to Novak Djokovic in the 2014 and 2015 finals. So I was calm. "If I lose the first set, I still have two more". I still can't even believe it.

Williams arrived in England a few weeks after being involved in a two-car accident in Florida.

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