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Spain’s Muguruza Defeats Venus Williams to Win Wimbledon

  • VOA Staff

Spain's Garbine Muguruza greets Venus Williams of the United States at the net after winning the Women's Singles final match on day twelve at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, July 15, 2017.

Spain’s Garbine Muguruza has won her first Wimbledon title, defeating American Venus Williams in straight sets Saturday, 7-5, 6-0.

The 10th seeded Williams, 37, had been seeking to become the oldest women’s Grand Slam champion but couldn’t overcome the 14th seeded Muguruza.

Muguruza, who lost in the Wimbledon finals in 2015 to Venus’ sister, Serena, saved two set points in the 10th game of the first set and then won nine straight games to clinch the championship. It is her second Grand Slam title.

Venus Williams was seeking her first Wimbledon title since 2008. She has won a total of five.

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