Wimbledon 2017: Garbine Muguruza's victory over Venus Williams in maiden title win hailed on Twitter

Garbine Muguruza clinched her maiden Wimbledon title on Saturday with a stunning 7-5, 6-0 demolition of Venus Williams, whose dreams of a fairytale victory at the age of 37 were blown apart in a devastating second set.

Garbine Muguruza poses with the trophy as she celebrates winning the Wimbledon final against Venus Williams. Reuters

Garbine Muguruza poses with the trophy as she celebrates winning the Wimbledon final against Venus Williams. Reuters

After some tense early exchanges, the Spaniard cut loose, winning nine straight games to claim a second grand slam title to add to last year's French Open.

The 23-year-old fell to floor in celebration after clinching victory in an hour and 17 minutes. It was her second Wimbledon final, having lost to Venus's sister Serena at the same stage in 2015.

“Two years ago I lost in the final to Serena and she told me one day I was going to maybe win and hey, two years after here I am," she said in a courtside interview.

When asked if she had a message for her coach Sam Sumyk, who is absent as his wife is expecting a baby, she held the trophy aloft and said: "Here it is."

Here's the winning moment from Muguruza's win.

Twitter was abuzz with congratulatory messages for the Spaniard, who has now played two finals since 2016 — the French Open final last year and Wimbledon final on Saturday — and won both.

There was plenty of praise for 37-year-old Venus as well, who had a tremendous fortnight, becoming the oldest player to reach a Grand Slam final since Martina Navratilova in 1994.

Fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal congratulated Muguruza on the title, calling it a "great success for Spanish tennis".

Other Spanish celebrities, from actors to footballers, also hailed the champion.

There was plenty of love for Muguruza from the tennis community as well.

The Wimbledon champion herself was quick to celebrate on Twitter, posting a photo of herself with the Venus Rosewater Dish an hour after the title ceremony.

With inputs from Reuters


Published Date: Jul 15, 2017 10:39 pm | Updated Date: Jul 15, 2017 10:39 pm


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