Garbine Muguruza of Spain has won her first Wimbledon Open crown after she defeated Venus Williams in straight sets in their final clash played on centre court.
The Spaniard saved two set points and win the last nine games to seal a 7-5 6-0 over five-time champion Venus Williams thus denying the 37-year old a first major title since 2008.
A win would have made Venus Williams the oldest female Grand Slam champion in the Open era however 14th seed Muguruza took charge to win her second Grand Slam title after her 2016 French Open final triumph over Serena Williams.
Speaking after the game, Muguruza said: “I had the hardest match today against Venus,”
“She’s such an incredible player. I grew up watching her play – sorry,” she added.
“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.” the Spanish tennis player further stated.
With her win over Venus, Muguruza becomes only the second Spanish woman to win the Wimbledon singles title after her coach, Conchita Martinez thus atoning for her 2015 final loss to Serena Williams.