Spaniard Muguruza wins first Wimbledon title

Spaniard Muguruza wins first Wimbledon title

Further grand slam titles are the clear priority for Muguruza, who is happy to focus on silverware and let the rankings follow.

But the key moment of the match were those missed set points in the first set. The vitality visibly drained from the Williams challenge.

The 37-year-old will take on 23-year-old Garbine Muguruza on Centre Court in front of a packed crowd.

The call was confirmed to hand her the trophy after an hour and a quarter of play.

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The 23-year-old said: I had I think the hardest match today against Venus. Muguruza built up to clinching the set on a defensive lob which kissed a far corner, yielding two set points. "It means a lot of confidence". I feel lucky to play her here.

Muguruza narrowly won the first set 7-5 before steamrolling her opponent in the second, winning 6-0, to add a second Grand Slam title to her collection after her 2016 French Open triumph.

Last month, Williams was also involved in a fatal car accident in Florida and that has weighed on her heavily during the tournament.

Muguruza cruised through the second set, breaking Williams in the first game and improving from there. "That was one of the matches you train all your life for, and for it to happen in the semi-final of Wimbledon-she was in a dream. I'm playing Venus here.'" Muguruza said. With Venus struggling to find the gaps and for the first time ever, the roof was closed in a ladies, Singles Finals.

"It's hard in defeat but it's very nice when you win, so it's a combination".

She said: "I think my mind is more equipped this time because the more experience you get, the more you know how to deal with these situations, because they're very special".

Williams, playing in her ninth Wimbledon final, had two set points in the opener.