Garbine Muguruza put her best game against the number one player but it wasn’t enough to change the inevitable. <..."/> Garbine Muguruza put her best game against the number one player but it wasn’t enough to change the inevitable. <..."/> Garbine Muguruza put her best game against the number one player but it wasn’t enough to change the inevitable. <..."/>

Williams wins sixth career Wimbledon title over Muguruza

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Garbine Muguruza put her best game against the number one player but it wasn’t enough to change the inevitable. Serena Williams took a straight sets win at the Wimbledon final 6-4, 6-4 on centre court Saturday afternoon.

The 21-year-old Spaniard found herself in a whole new world of tennis as she played in her first major final of her career. The run she has been on this season is nothing short of impressive. Over the past three seasons, she has progressed to become one of the most powerful players on the WTA Tour.

Muguruza has played against Williams three times where the last two meetings didn’t go so well for her. In the fourth round of the Australian Open, the Spanish youngster gave Williams everything she had winning the opening set but couldn’t keep the heat going against the strong shot from the American. Williams looked for her 21st major title and going against Muguruza, many expect her to get it.

As the mission goes for anyone who plays against Williams, the key is to be able to play well against her serve. Most have been unable to do that for years, but with her having a win under her belt against Williams and plenty of momentum behind, she has a chance like all the others.

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The chance started off really great for Muguruza who fought back form 40-15 in the opening game to force deuce and win it. She took the next game holding serve against Williams to take open the gap. Williams rallied back on her serve to win the game point as her fight to not allow huge wins in games. The margin of victory was sitting at a point or less with the Spaniard holding a 3-1 lead over Williams.

Muguruza still held after seven games, but the American rallied back while playing Game Eight with tremendous defense to get her on point for the tie. As soon as she took control of the set, Williams flew away with the lead and never looked back taking the set 6-4 sitting halfway from the championship. It was over in 44 minutes as the tide has completely turned for Williams to show her dominance on court.

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  • After a short tie at the start of the second set, Williams walked away with the lead putting her game into another gear that Muguruza was unable to face. The Americans opened an 11 points streak against the Spaniard in an effort to put the match away. She nearly got to the championship leading 5-1, but was stopped dead in her tracks by a strong win from Muguruza.

    The 21 year old opened a four point streak of her own until she got herself into a battle for the eighth game and another chance to stay alive. Mistakes from Williams were the key factor in Muguruza’s third win of the set that had her knocking on the door to fight back despite being on the ropes. The ninth had both players putting all their talents on the court to gain the important win. The tenacity from Muguruza was astonishing as she responded so well on the rallies that led to her big win putting her within reach of tying the set.

    I didn’t start well in the tenth recording her second double fault of the match that gave Williams the lead. Williams then scored another on a shot off the net dropping dead to the court too quickly to volley back. It all came to an unfortunate end for Muguruza as the ball on a triple championship point landed outside giving the win to Williams. The set ended in 38 minutes with the match taking 1 hour and 23 minutes to complete.

    Williams landed 12 aces against Muguruza with most coming at critical points of the second set. Despite her numerous double faults, the Grand Slam title winner maintained a dangerous serve that saved the second set from being stolen. With her unstoppable power giving her the season’s third Grand Slam of four, it is most likely that she will complete the slam making it the first since Steffi Graf in 1988.

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