Spain’s world No.15 Garbine Muguruza won her second Grand Slam title with a strong victory over five-time champion Venus Williams in the final of Wimbledon 2017.
In the outstanding, high-quality first set that went with serve until its closing stage, the 14th-seeded Muguruza saved two set points at 5-4 15-40, one after a tense 19-shot rally. Then at 5-5, the 37-year-old Williams, bidding to become the oldest Grand Slam champion in the Open Era, recorded several forehand errors, allowing Muguruza to make the first break of the set, which turned out to be crucial. The 23-year-old Muguruza opened the second set with a break and impressively continued to storm through, winning the championship match 7-5 6-0 in one hour and 17 minutes and ensuring a return to the Top 5 in the WTA rankings.
Muguruza’s road to her second major title, her first one being the 2016 French Open, included victories over Ekaterina Alexandrova in the opening round, Yanina Wickmayer in the second, Sorana Cirstea in the third, world No.1 Angelique Kerber in the fourth, seventh seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in the quarterfinals, Magdalena Rybarikova in the semis, and in the end Venus Williams, who was playing her ninth Wimbledon final.
Tennis outfit that made Muguruza comfortable and stylish during her run to the Venus Rosewater Dish included the Adidas Fall Stella McCartney Dress and the Adidas Stella Barricade 2017 Shoes, which I presented in detail ahead of the tournament and in my complete Wimbledon 2017 fashion overview.
My friend, Claire Liu won the girl’s championship today! First American winner since 1992!!
I’m happy to see Garbine rebound after a tough year post-French Open 🙂 she played really well this tournament! Hope she’ll handle the pressure better this time
Definitely gutted for Venus too, especially the way she lost the second set 🙁 still an inspiration nevertheless
Muguruza has played superbly throughout Wimbledon fortnight, fully deserving a second Major. Her 4th round epic against Kerber, my match of the tournament. The final itself was a strange match: promising to go the distance after such a tight first set.
Garbine has got what it takes to become a great player, a world number 1 and win more Slams. Before any of that we need to start seeing some consistency.
I was rooting for V to be honest but Garbi showed maturity. She was really on fire! She was really fighting for each point!