Muguruza hammers Venus to win first Wimbledon title

Muguruza hammers Venus to win first Wimbledon title

Along the way to this final, Williams' age had been thrown into sharp relief by her opponents: a 21-year-old, two teenagers, then the 20-year-old new star on the block, French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko. They met in the Wimbledon quarterfinals past 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.

Muguruza powered her way to her first title at Wimbledon and second at a Grand Slam tournament Saturday, beating a fading Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0 by claiming the final's last nine games.

She then revealed how dinner with six-time Wimbledon women's singles champion King had prepared her for the challenges posed by the championships.

Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza is hoping Roger Federer wins the men's title on Sunday so she can check out the Swiss legend's dance moves at the traditional Champions Dinner.

"I think she's helping me how to deal with the tournament, because obviously it's a Grand Slam, and it's hard to handle because it's two weeks".

And between 2011 and 2016, Federer won just two Grand Slam titles, losing four other finals, adding to the historical certainty that once a tennis player exits his 20s, he essentially leaves the top spot in the rankings.

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

It often baffles me when a player says "I just focus on myself, irrespective of who I'm playing". How? "The previous times, you know, you're so concentrated that you can not enjoy as well", said Muguruza on Friday.

"I'm just very surprised that she's hungry to keep winning". And on the second, she sent a return long.

I asked her: "Presumably you are coming back next year, right?"

Garbine Muguruza has won the first set 7-5 against Venus Williams in the women's final at Wimbledon. I wanted it to go my way. She comes here with little momentum and wins seven matches.

"It's very hard to find a recipe to feel good fitness-wise, tennis-wise, mentally". "I grew up watching her play so it's incredible to play the final [against her] here".

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Having experienced both, the feeling of walking away a victor and the feeling of going home as the runner-up from a Grand Slam final, Muguruza knows it's way more fun getting the bigger trophy. Maybe oblivious to Martinez, Santana and the remaining 15,000 cheering her to the rafters of the roof which had covered the court throughout because of incessant spitting rain.

'I think once I go to the big court, I feel good.

She said: " It feels awesome.

The All India Tennis Association (AITA) has left the country's two best juniors, Zeel Desai and Siddhant Banthia, without any support for the Commonwealth Youth Games to be staged in the Bahamas from July 18 to 23. "And I knew I was going to eventually have an opportunity". So I was calm.

She knew the chances were there in the first set, and said: "I definitely would have loved to have converted some of those points". Muguruza had the momentum now, her piercing ground-strokes gradually moving Williams into enough awkward areas to land the crucial first break at 5-5. But he lost to Novak Djokovic in the 2014 and 2015 finals.

Victory was sweet for Reid and Hewett, allowing them to gain revenge for losses to Houdet and Peifer in the finals of both the Rio Paralympics and the French Open earlier this year. I still can't even believe it. I've had a great two weeks.

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