Garbine Muguruza won her second Grand Slam in style on Saturday afternoon when she beat 37-year-old Venus Williams 7-5 and 6-0 in the final on Saturday.
Williams put up a solid display in the first set, and it looked certain to head to a tie break, before a late break of her serve saw her go down late on in the set.
In the second set Muguruza kept her nerve as Williams seemed to lose her concentration with the Spaniard putting her to the sword with a 6-0 win to take her second Grand Slam since her win at Roland Garros last year.
For Venus Williams, it was the ninth time she lost a Grand Slam final, and only the second time she was defeated in a major championship match by a player other than Serena. In her first Grand Slam final at the U.S. Open in 1997, Williams surrendered to Martina Hingis of Switzerland.
Williams, as usual, took the classy approach to defeat. She never displayed a “poor me” attitude after the obviously disappointing outcome of the final. She kept up a brave face throughout, even smiling during the award ceremony.
“She competed really well,” said Williams, in praise of the new 23-year-old Wimbledon champion. “So, credit to her. She just dug in there and managed to play better. She played really well. She played top tennis.” – BBC