Venus Williams vs Garbine Muguruza, Wimbledon 2017 women's final

Venus Williams vs Garbine Muguruza, Wimbledon 2017 women's final”

"I had the hardest match against such an incredible player".

The 37-year-old succumbed 7-5 6-0 to Garbine Muguruza's power and precision as the steely Spaniard became the first player to defeat both Williams sisters in grand slam finals.

Williams had been striving to become the oldest women's champion on London's hallowed grass courts in 109 years after qualifying for her ninth final - eight years after her eighth.

First up, the ladies take to Centre Court this afternoon.

Williams has won five previous Wimbledon titles (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008) and the American ace knocked out GB's Johanna Konta on the way to the final. Of course I was nervous because I always dreamt to be here. Sometimes I am walking in my house, and I'm like, 'I really like being pregnant.' I never thought I would say that. Understandable too, having lost the final at Wimbledon the last time she graced this occasion, two years ago.

Prompted to offer a message for coach Sam Sumyk, absent as his wife is due to give birth, Mugurza held aloft the trophy and gleefully declared: "Here it is!"

The 14th-seeded Muguruza, who won her first Grand Slam title at the 2016 French Open, reached her first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon in 2015.

Roger Federer of Switzerland will face Marin Cilic of Croatia in the men's singles final while the women's final will feature Venus Williams of the United States against Garbine Muguruza of Spain.

"We were very excited. - the coincidence of her (beating) Navratilova, me (beating) Venus. was, like, awesome". The new No. 1 (Karolina Pliskova) just lost with a whimper in the second round here.

Also a lack of discipline has led Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios to hit the "self destruct" button and their behaviour is tarnishing the image of Australian tennis, Ken Rosewall told Reuters. On the bright side, she will return to the top 10 for the first time since last fall.

But this is not just any queue.

Throughout the entire second set, Muguruza dismantled Williams, taking the set 6-0 through a combination of an impressive deep game and exploitation of numerous mistakes by Williams.

The Spaniard relies quite a lot on her forehands, but for much of that first set, the forehand went missing, with Venus looking to take advantage of that by forcing Muguruza to keep hitting that shot.

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