Wimbledon 2017 Highlights: Garbine Muguruza Defeats Venus Williams To Lift Women's Singles Title
Wimbledon 2017 Highlights: Garbine Muguruza stormed to her first Wimbledon title with a majestic 7-5, 6-0 victory over Venus Williams in the final.
Garbine Muguruza beat American tennis veteran Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0 in the women's singles final of Wimbledon on Saturday. It was 23-year-old Muguruza's first Wimbledon title and second Grand Slam title -- the first was in French Open 2016. Muguruza, playing in just her fourth Wimbledon, reached the final two years ago as a virtually unknown player and was beaten in straight sets by Venus' sister Serena. She also became the first Spaniard to lift the women's trophy following her compatriot Conchita Martinez's win 23 years ago.
Catch all the Highlights of Wimbledon 2017 women's singles final match between Venus Williams and Garbine Muguruza here:
20:00 IST: GARBINE MUGURUZA DEFEATS VENUS WILLIAMS 7-5, 6-0 TO LIFT WIMBLEDON 2017 WOMEN'S SINGLES TITLE.
19:58 IST: Championship point for Muguruza. A loud cheer from the crowd.
19:54 IST: And, Muguruza does in style once again. She leads the second set 5-0. The Spaniard is just one game away from the title.
19:51 IST: A long rally and Muguruza smashes a powerful backhand. She leads the second set 4-0.
19:48 IST: Muguruza is on fire! The Spaniard takes the third game too. She leads 3-0 in the second set.
19:44 IST: Another lovely backhand from Muguruza. She makes it 2-0 in the second set.
19:41 IST: Brilliant start from Muguruza in the second set. She takes 1-0 lead in the second set.
19:40 IST: Here's what Tennis legend Boris Becker said after the first set:
19:35 IST: Garbine Muguruza wins first set 7-5 vs Venus Williams.
19:31 IST: What a rally! Muguruza wins the long-rally battle. She is one point away from the winning the set.
19:27 IST: Muguruza makes it 6-5 with a solid forehand. What a comeback from the Spaniard. She is just a game away from winning the opening set.
19:21 IST: What a performance from Muguruza. She wins back-to-back games and makes it 5-5 in the opening set.
19:17 IST: A solid backhand and Venus makes it 5-4. She is just one game away from winning the first set.
19:08 IST: Venus Williams takes the fourth game. Fourth deuce decided the winner. Incredible display from the American. Venus leads the opening set 4-3 vs Muguruza.
19:01 IST: Muguruza takes the game and makes it 3-3 in he opening set against Venus Williams.
19:00 IST: Incredible movement from Venus Williams. She goes back and smashes a solid forehand. It's 40-30. Can she take fourth game to make it 4-2 in the opening set?
18:56 IST: Venus Williams holds to lead 3-2 in the first set vs Muguruza.
18:53 IST: Brilliant comeback from Muguruza. She makes it 2-2 in first set against Venus.
18:45 IST: Venus takes the first game. Brilliant display from the American. She leads the first set 1-0.
18:43 IST: A loud cheer as Venus Williams arrives. She is aiming her 6th Wimbledon title today.
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18:33 IST: Both the finalists - Venus and Muguruza - have arrived. A loud cheer from the crowd.
18:31 IST: Venus has 3-1 edge in her career against Muguruza, but the Spaniard won this year in Rome.
18:29 IST: We are minutes away from the title clash.
18:21 IST: Venus Williams aiming for her 6th Wimbledon title. Can she do it today?
17:50 IST: Garbine Muguruza will be hoping to win her maiden title on SW19 while Venus Williams wants the trophy for the sixth time in her career. Who will emerge triumphant?
17:49 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the women's singles final at Wimbledon.
The 2016 French Open champion reached the Wimbledon final for the first time in 2015, when she lost to American legend Serena Williams. Venus, eyeing her eighth Grand Slam title, ended Britain's hope for a local women's single champion since Virginia Wade in 1977 and any hope of a British champion in the singles this year as she ousted Konta on the heels of Andy Murray's shocking defeat in the previous round.