Venus falls: Garbine Muguruza beats Williams in Wimbledon final

Venus falls: Garbine Muguruza beats Williams in Wimbledon final

The British weather could not dampen Garbine Muguruza's spirits on Saturday as the Spaniard roared to a straight-sets victory over Venus Williams to lift the women's title.

Roger Federer and Venus Williams might both have chosen to go at different points in the past few years. She was very open and very positive throughout the whole tournament.

A scintillating first set centred on Williams' need to keep the rallies short, to preserve her energy.

"I think it's very impressive". The questions were considerably longer than the answers as the five-times champion studiously avoided elaborating in any meaningful way on her stunning second set collapse against Garbine Muguruza.

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

No one heard Williams snap but when Muguruza came from two set points down in the 10th game of the match Williams' race was run. "I knew she was going to make me suffer and fight for it".

"I haven't had Indian food yet".

"So I just kept fighting". Then, just as the match promised so much more, the inexhaustible Venus was abruptly out of gas.

Only last month Muguruza was in tears at the French Open, where her defence of her title had ended in the fourth round, though that defeat to Kristina Mladenovic also gave her the impetus to succeed here.

Federer is the oldest member of the oldest group of Wimbledon semifinalists since Open Era records began in 1968.

"The whole two weeks I think she's played every point of every match". I'm looking forward to the rest of the summer.

It was as if getting out of that jam freed up Muguruza - and failing to capitalize deflated Williams, who didn't win a game the rest of the way. Williams hadn't made it this far at the All England Club since 2009, hadn't won the title since 2008. I believe I can do that. It's just sport is a lot easier to predict. "So credit to her", Williams said. "As you get older, things are a little bit tougher to manage than they are when you're younger", Murray, 30, said.

This season marked the first year that Williams had played multiple major finals since 2003.

Wimbledon's final hurrah of 2017 will end with a British champion and a new Doctor Who protagonist, whatever else happens on Centre Court.