Ruthless Muguruza thrashes Venus for Wimbledon title

Wimbledon 2017 India Tv

Wimbledon 2017 India Tv

Williams comes up one match shy of her eighth Grand Slam title for the second time this season, also having lost to her sister in Australia.

Muguruza broke serve on a second break point in the 11th game when Williams sailed a forehand long, and from that point on Muguruza was in complete charge of the match.

Venus Williams will have the chance to win her first Wimbledon title since 2007 on Saturday when she takes on Spain's Garbine Muguruza.

"But at the same time looking back, it's always about looking forward, too".

Spaniard Garbine Muguruza has beaten five-time champion Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0 to claim her first Wimbledon title. She continues to battle Sjogren's Syndrome, an autoimmune disease, but has been able to persevere and remain competitive.

However, she was unable to convert them and Muguruza won all of the remaining nine games of the final.

Muguruza opened her first service game with a double fault after serving only four in her six previous matches.

A gradual decline followed, and when she was diagnosed with the auto-immune condition Sjogren's syndrome in 2011, it seemed Williams' grand slam-winning days were over.

Williams had a set point opportunity while threatening to break Muguruza, and they had a fantastic 19-shot rally that was ultimately won by Muguruza.

On her way to the final, Muguruza took down top seed Angelique Kerber and seventh seed Svetlana Kuznetsova.

After Venus held her serve to go 5-4 up, you could feel the pressure increasing at Centre Court, and as Muguruza tightened to give the American two set points, the result, even at such an early point in the match, almost seemed inevitable.

"That's the kind of position I want to keep putting myself in".

Two years ago, Muguruza, who wore Adidas by Stella McCartney today, lost the final to Serena Williams.

"I tried my best to do the things you do - but I think there will be other opportunities". "Congratulations Garbine, amazing. I know how hard you work and I'm sure this means so much to you and your family".