Result: Dominant Muguruza beats Venus Williams to lift first Wimbledon title

Venus Williams

Venus Williams

Muguruza beat American five-time champion Venus Williams 7-5 6-0 in Saturday's final and is expected to rise to number five in the new world rankings on Monday. The final lasted 54 minutes and the Russians, runners-up at the All England Club in 2015, had to save just two break points in the entire match against the pairing playing in their first season together. It's one of the feathery ironies tennis throws up-after his defeat to the United States' Sam Querrey on Thursday, Murray complained about the "wear and tear" that comes with the advancing years.

She is the first Spanish woman to win Wimbledon since her coach Conchita Martinez denied Martina Navratilova over three sets in 1994.

The win came to Muguruza with words from the lips of Serena Wiiliams, sister of Venus, still ringing in her ears from two years ago. "For sure I suffered to play and handle it. It took me a while to calm down, to say 'hey it's grass you have to adapt to the surface".

Venus Williams last won the Wimbledon title in 2008.

Liu, who was seeded third at Wimbledon, lost to 15-year-old Whitney Osuigwe at Roland Garros.

She added: "I don't think anyone is going to dominate so long as Serena [Williams] did".

"It has a lot to do with the strength of your body, your style of game, but for me, it's incredible. So credit to her", Williams said.

"I have to believe that, and I know she has to believe that". Muguruza, trying to laugh it away, replied, "Oh.come on!" and kept smiling.

Who her dance partner will be remains unclear, with Roger Federer and Marin Cilic vying for the spot, but Muguruza knows who she would prefer.

"I was just very composed", the 23-year-old Muguruza said. However, she said that winning in Paris had not changed her life and she expected the same after her victory here.

Williams has always worked to the motto 'if you're hurt you don't play and if you play you're not hurt'.

And she admitted that words from Venus's sister had inspired her to go all the way this time around.

When Federer defeated Canadian Milos Raonic on Wednesday in straight sets, he became the oldest man to reach a Wimbledon semifinal since Ken Rosewall in 1974. "I am going to bring my pin every year". The greatest woman player could see something in the Spaniard's game then.