Garbine Muguruza beats Venus Williams to clinch Wimbledon Women’s Singles title

Jul 17, 2017 11:43 IST

Spanish Garbine Muguruza on 15 July 2017 defeated Venus Williams 7-5 6-0 grab the Wimbledon Women’s Singles title.

Muguruza is the second Spanish woman to claim the world’s most important title, joining her current coach Conchita Martinez, who won the title in 1994, on the honour roll.

In addition, Muguruza is the only woman in history to have beaten both Serena and Venus Williams in a grand slam final.

Garbine Muguruza beats Venus Williams to clinch Wimbledon Women’s Singles title

About Garbine Muguruza

Born on 8 October 1993, Garbine Muguruza is a Venezuelan-born Spanish professional tennis player.

She turned professional in 2012.

She has won four singles titles, including two majors: the 2016 French Open, and the 2017 Wimbledon Championships.

She achieved her career-high ranking of world no. 2 in 2016 after her French Open victory.

As of 17 July 2017, WTA ranks her as World Number 5.

About Wimbledon Championships

The Wimbledon Championships is the oldest tennis tournament in the world.

It is widely regarded as the most prestigious tournament.

It has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London, since 1877 and is played on outdoor grass courts.

It is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the others being the Australian Open, the French Open and the US Open.

In the 2017 Wimbledon Championships, Andy Murray was the defending champion in the Gentlemen's singles; however, he lost to Sam Querrey in the quarter-finals.

Serena Williams did not defend her title during the 2017 championships, having ended her season in April 2017 due to pregnancy.

• Roger Federer is the winner of the 2017 Wimbledon Men’s Singles.

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