Five-time champion and 10th seed Venus Williams (USA) was representing the Williams family at Wimbledon this year and was doing a fine job. That’s until she came up against 14th seed and former finalist Garbine Muguruza (ESP) who was beaten in the 2015 final by Serena Williams, the champion predicting that the Spaniard would be holding the trophy one day soon.
In an extraordinary display of power hitting, the pair blew the crowd away in the first set. With very little to separate the two until the very end of the set, as Muguruza served at 4-5 to stay in the set, it was Williams who stepped up her game to create 2 set points. The Spaniard defended courageously to save the set. The hangover of the epic game was evident as Williams threw in a double fault and a couple of forehand errors to bring up break points for Muguruza. The 14th seed would not budge and forced the error from the Williams forehand to leave her serving for the first set.
The Spaniard held her nerve to take the set 7-5. The head of Williams dropped and Muguruza didn’t offer the five-time champion any sympathy as she ruthlessly broke, broke, and broke again leaving Muguruza to serve for the championship 5-0. At championship point, Williams sent a forehand close to the baseline, Muguruza raised her hand to the umpire to challenge and Hawk Eye gave the Spaniard the trophy 7-5 6-0.