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Muguruza claims women's Wimbledon title

The first woman to ever beat both Williams sisters in a Grand Slam singles final

Brayton Wilson
July 15, 2017 - 2:11 pm

Garbine Muguruza of Spain claimed her second career Grand Slam tennis title on Saturday after beating American Venus Williams, two sets to none at Wimbledon.

The 14th-ranked player in the world dominated the last eight games of the title match with the 10th-ranked Williams. She won her last eight games to capture the first set 7-5, and cruise through the final set 6-0. 

Muguruza won her first major championship at the 2016 French Open when she upset Serena Williams. This win for Muguruza marks the first time that any women's tennis player has ever beaten the Williams sisters in the final of a Grand Slam tournament.

Muguruza had made one other appearance in a Grand Slam title match at the 2015 Wimbledon Championship, however she lost in straight sets to Serena Williams.

The men's Wimbledon final takes place at 9 a.m. Sunday morning when third-seeded Roger Federer will take on seventh-ranked Marin Cilic. Federer is looking to capture his 19th Grand Slam title and his eighth Wimbledon title. Cilic has one major championship to his credit when he won the 2014 U.S. Open.

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