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Garbine Muguruza: Wimbledon champion can be 'best player in world'

Garbine Muguruza: Wimbledon champion can be 'best player in world'

She then attacked Williams on serve in the next game and earned two set points of her own with Williams hitting long on the second for 5-6 In the changeover Muguruza had time to consider her position of serving for the set.

Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer will be vying to take home a record eighth title in a men's final clash against Marin Čilić, but Britain is guaranteed a winner in the mixed doubles that is due to follow - and it could be a Murray.

"Who among the male finalists, tomorrow night, would you like to dance with?" asked one of the journalists present at the post-match conference.

Those finals did, however, typify a tournament that promised so much yet ultimately, for all its usual elegance and charm, failed to deliver the excitement and drama that sports fans expect.

In her first, at Wimbledon in 2015, she lost to Williams' younger sister, Serena.

During one scorching stretch in the past eight days, Venus Williams tore through three consecutive opponents born in 1997, never losing a set.

She has had a difficult year since, dropping down the world rankings and making a tearful early exit when defending her French Open title in Paris last month, but she believes she is mentally stronger as a result of all that she has been through.

And she was so close to gaining the upper hand against Muguruza, holding two set points at 5-4 in the opener.

Her autoimmune disease Sjogren's seemed the most obvious reason her energy levels sapped allowing Muguruza to inflict the first 6-0 scoreline on the 37-year-old in her 20-year Wimbledon history. I think she played amazing. I tried to build her confidence. At 37, she was bidding for her sixth title at the grass-court major, 17 years after her first.

She said: "We talked a lot".

"I always come very motivated to the grand slams", Muguruza said.

"In two weeks' time I'll be playing a tournament again, so it's not going to really change", she said. "You can win big things but also the other tournaments are very important for your career too", Martinez said. I feel like I have joined an incredible, historic club. "I am going to bring my pin every year".

With Muguruza's full-time coach Sam Sumyk back home awaiting the birth of his child, Fed Cup captain Martinez stepped in.