Garbine Muguruza Wins Wimbledon


LONDON (AP) - Garbine Muguruza already knew how it feels to lose to a Williams in the Wimbledon final. Now she knows what it's like to beat one for a championship. Muguruza powered her way to her first title at Wimbledon by beating Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0. Two years ago, in her first Grand Slam final, Muguruza lost to Williams' younger sister, Serena.

It's the second Grand Slam title for the Spaniard, who also won the French Open last year.

Williams had been trying to win her sixth Wimbledon title. Her last one came in 2008. The 37-year-old was also bidding to become the oldest woman in the Open era to win a Grand Slam title. Her sister Serena became the oldest woman to win a major title when she won this year's Australian Open at age 35.

In other action at Wimbledon Saturday:

- Claire Liu became the first American in 25 years to win the junior title at Wimbledon. Liu beat Ann Li 6-2, 5-7, 6-2.

Liu is from Thousand Oaks, California, and Li is from Devon, Pennsylvania, and both are 17. They were two of five Americans in the quarterfinals.

The last American to win the title was Chanda Rubin in 1992. The last all-American final was in 1979 when Mary Lou Piatek beat Alysia Moulton.

© 2017 Associated Press


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