Garbine Muguruza beats Venus Williams to win maiden Wimbledon title - Highlights
Garbine Muguruza defeated Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0 on Saturday to clinch her maiden Wimbledon and second Grand Slam title. Catch highlights of the Wimbledon women’s singles final between Garbine Muguruza and Venus Williams here.tennis Updated: Jul 15, 2017 20:26 IST
Garbine Muguruza took just one hour and 17 minutes to beat five-time winner Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0 to clinch her maiden Wimbledon and second Grand Slam title. The Spaniard had also clinched the 2016 French Open. It was a sad end for Venus Williams’ campaign, who reached the women’s singles final for the first time in nine years. If she would have won, Venus would have become the oldest woman to win a Major crown. Catch highlights of the Wimbledon women’s singles final between Garbine Muguruza and Venus Williams here. (LATEST TENNIS NEWS)
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20:20 hrs IST: Muguruza has become the second Spaniard now!
20:15 hrs IST: It was Muguruza’s current coach Conchita Martinez who was the first Spaniard to win the Wimbledon women’s singles title in 1994.
20:10 hrs IST: This was the Spaniard’s 2nd win in five meetings vs Venus Williams and second on the trot.
20:08 hrs IST: This is Garbine Muguruza’s first Wimbledon and second Grand Slam title after also winning the 2016 French Open.
20:05 hrs IST: After a competitive first set, the second one was totally lopsided with Muguruza eventually winning 7-5, 6-0 vs Venus Williams
20:00 hrs IST: Muguruza wins Wimbledon 2017!
19:55 hrs IST: Muguruza is leading 5-0 now!
19:52 hrs IST: It is 4-0 for Muguruza in the second set!
19:49 hrs IST: Garbine Muguruza breaks Venus Williams again to take 3-0 lead! She is racing away to victory here!
19:44 hrs IST: Muguruza now leads 2-0 in the second set
19:41 hrs IST: Garbine Muguruza has broken Venus Williams in the first game of the second set!
19:38 hrs IST: The second set has begun!
19:36 hrs IST:It looked like Venus Williams was dominating the set earlier but Garbine Muguruza struck when she needed to.
19:35 hrs IST: Garbine Muguruza has won the first set! She has taken it 7-5!
19:31 hrs IST: Muguruza has 2 set points!
19:27 hrs IST:GARBINE MUGURUZA HAS DONE IT! SHE HAS BROKEN VENUS WILLIAMS TO LEAD 6-5!
19:26 hrs IST: Breakpoint again for the Spaniard!
19:25 hrs IST: Muguruza had another breakpoint chance but wasted again
19:23 hrs IST: What a game! Garbine Muguruza saves two set points to level at 5-5
19:20 hrs IST: Long from Venus and set points saved by Muguruza!
19:19 hrs IST: What a rally! Muguruza saves a set point
19:18 hrs IST: Two set points for Venus!
19:17 hrs IST: Fantastic backhand down the line winner for Venus! That was powerful!
19:15 hrs IST: It is 5-4 in favour of Venus
19:13 hrs IST: 8 games have been played and it is still 4-4!
19:12 hrs IST: That is aggressive play from Muguruza. She saw that Venus was struggling and immediately approached the net to kill the point
19:10 hrs IST: Venus was too strong in that last game and she holds serve
19:08 hrs IST: Long and opportunity missed!
19:07 hrs IST: First breakpoint chance for Muguruza!
19:03 hrs IST: Too good from Venus! Brilliant volleys
19:02 hrs IST: Advantage and Muguruza seals the game to make it 3-3
18:59 hrs IST: Straight into the net! She wastes it!
18:58 hrs IST: BREAKPOINT CHANCE FOR VENUS!
18:57 hrs IST: Tough luck! Muguruza looked like she would win the point
18:56 hrs IST: Venus wins the fifth game of the match to make it 3-2
18:55 hrs IST: Muguruza too holds serve and it is 2-2
18:53 hrs IST: What a match! Both players look in form and are playing from the baseline
18:52 hrs IST: Venus holds serve again to go 2-1 ahead
18:50 hrs IST: Muguruza too holds serve to make it 1-1
18:46 hrs IST: And Venus easily holds serve to take 1-0 lead
18:44 hrs IST: Venus is serving the first game of the match
18:42 hrs IST: The game has begun!
18:40 hrs IST: This is going to be one exciting game!
18:35 hrs IST: They are warming up now
18:30 hrs IST: The two players have arrived on court
18:27 hrs IST: We are moments away from the start of the match
18:25 hrs IST: This will be their first meeting on grass
18:20 hrs IST: However, significantly Garbine won the last match between the two which was in Rome earlier this year
18:15 hrs IST: This will be the 5th time the two will face each other with Venus leading the head-to-head record 3-1
18:10 hrs IST: This will be Muguruza’s second Wimbledon final. She had also reached the summit clash in 2015
18:05 hrs IST: Garbine Muguruza, on the other hand, has won only one Grand Slam final till date - the 2016 French Open
18:00 hrs IST: She last won a Grand Slam crown way back in 2008 at the same All England Club
17:55 hrs IST: Venus Williams is a 7-time Grand Slam champion out of which 5 are Wimbledon titles
17:50 hrs IST: While Venus Williams is seeded 10th, Garbine Muguruza is 14th
17:45 hrs IST: It will be Venus Williams taking on Garbine Muguruza in the summit clash.
17:40 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the women’s singles final at Wimbledon
She was Australian Open runner-up in January to sister Serena, only to have her life thrown into turmoil last month when she was accidentally involved in a car crash in Florida that led to the death of an elderly man.
With Serena absent from Wimbledon while she prepares to have her first child later this year, Venus has seized the opportunity to impose her ferocious will to win on a series of opponents almost half her age.
On the other hand, Muguruza’s swaggering victories over Angelique Kerber and Magdalena Rybarikova en route to the final showcased her potent blend of power and poise. With two contrasting players set to face off, the Wimbledon 2017 women’s singles final is set to make for an interesting watch.