Published: Sunday 16 July, 2017

Garbine Muguruza Wins Wimbledon Over Venus Williams in Straight Sets

Everybody expected Venus Williams to collect her sixth Wimbledon title today but Garbine Mugurza had other plans. Muguruza, winner of only one Grand Slam title previously, claimed her first Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles title over Williams in straight sets.

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Garbine Muguruza holding her Wimbledon champion’s trophy after beating Venus Williams. (Getty Images)

Tennis fans expected a relatively level playing field in the Wimbledon women’s draw this year with the absence of Serena Williams. With Serena out of the tournament due to pregnancy, everybody waited who would step up to claim the title. After two weeks of battle, Garbine Muguruza and ‘comeback kid’ Venus Williams were the last two standing.

For Venus, another Wimbledon title would tack up nicely with the other five she won previously. Winning would also put Williams as the oldest female winner at 37 years old.

For Muguruza, a Wimbledon crown would be a nice addition to the French Open title she won last year, and the runner-up finish to Serena at Wimbledon  two years ago. After that finals match, Serena told her not to be sad because she would surely win in the future.

Serena was right. Not only did she win but Garbine Muguruza proved to everyone that she will be a force to be reckoned with in women’s tennis. After carving out a narrow win in the first set, Muguruza demolished Venus in the second for an emphatic win.