Garbine Muguruza won her first Grand Slam title by beating defending champion Serena Williams 7-5, 6-4 at the French Open on Saturday, denying the American her record-equaling 22nd major trophy.
The fourth-seeded Muguruza, a 22-year-old from Spain, used her big groundstrokes to keep No. 1 Williams off-balance and overcame signs of nerves in the form of nine double-faults to pull off the surprise.
Twitter was quick to congratulate Muguruza on her maiden Grand Slam win and here are some of the tweets:
Congrats Garbiñe for your win at Roland Garros. Great news for Spanish tennis!— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) June 4, 2016
So a Spanish player does win at #RG16 anyway— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) June 4, 2016