Muguruza Tops Venus Williams For First Wimbledon Title, Second Grand Slam

Muguruza Tops Venus Williams For First Wimbledon Title, Second Grand Slam

It sucks to be Venus Williams right now.

When Muguruza lost in the first round at the Eastbourne grass-court event on the eve of Wimbledon, it looked like she was suffering another Paris hangover. Venus has talked so rarely through the years about what it was like being an African-American in the sport.

"I think there'll be other opportunities", she said after the match.

"But that's a good problem to have". I don't want to just get to a final. "That's what motivates me".

When asked if she had a message for Sumyk, Muguruza lifted the trophy towards the TV camera.

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Garbine Muguruza would like to cap her Wimbledon victory by dancing with Roger Federer. "You say, 'Oh, maybe I'll win.' I was just very composed".

On Sunday, the Swiss can capture a record eighth All England Club title and become the tournament's oldest men's champion of the modern era. "Every match, I was increasing my level".

"I was expecting the best Venus because I saw her and she was playing very good", Muguruza said. Williams showed she was far from infallible with no fewer than three double faults in the seventh game, yet she kept up the attack, aced to hold, and then held to love for 5-4.

She is surrounded by the four elements (earth, water, air, fire) while on the rim are the seven liberal arts: grammar, rhetoric, logic, geometry, arithmetic, music and astrology. By the latter stages, with the ultimate outcome apparent, the only question was how lopsided the score would be. Having survived that threat, Muguruza hit straight back to earn two break points of her own, and won a huge baseline exchange.

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That triumph over the younger Williams came at last year's French Open, which was followed by a dip in form that has transitioned from a gradual to a spectacular reversal over the past fortnight.

She took the first set when Venus netted a backhand and then put her foot to the floor with astonishing brutality.

"I think she played amazing". "But she competed really well so credit to her. She just dug in there and managed to play better".

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People will speculate that this was age catching up with Venus or that it was something to do with the Sjogren's syndrome which she has to live with, but to me her problem appeared to be in her head.

Ironically, Saturday's final represented the largest age gap between two finalists since 1994, when 22-year-old Conchita Martinez shocked 37-year-old Martina Navratilova for the Wimbledon title. "It means a lot of confidence". I believe I can do that.

"So I look forward to putting a Spanish name back there".