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Wimbledon 2017 women's final, highlights: Garbine Muguruza beats Venus Williams for 2nd Grand Slam trophy

Venus Williams will be aiming for her sixth championship at Wimbledon when she faces Garbine Muguruza in Saturday's final. Follow our live blog for scores and updates.

Nikhila Makker July 15, 2017 21:45:06 IST
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Wimbledon 2017 women's final, highlights: Garbine Muguruza beats Venus Williams for 2nd Grand Slam trophy

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July 15, 2017 - 21:47 (IST)

Thank you so much for joining us in our live coverage of the Wimbledon women's final.

Do tune in tomorrow as well for the men's final: Roger Federer takes on Marin Cilic. That promises to be a cracker.

See you tomorrow! Goodnight. 

July 15, 2017 - 21:42 (IST)

Before we sign off, here's our image of the day.

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Wimbledon sinlges girls' final:

In a clash of American 17-year-olds, Claire Liu beats Ann Li, 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 for the girls' title.

Liu had finished as the runner-up at French Open 2017. 

Liu becomes the first American to win the girls' singles title since 1992.

July 15, 2017 - 20:33 (IST)

With the title win, Garbine Muguruza will move into the top 5 of the WTA rankings on Monday.

Venus Williams will rise to World No 9.

July 15, 2017 - 20:27 (IST)

Recap of the Wimbledon women's singles final:

Garbine Muguruza out-powered Venus Williams to win the Wimbledon title 7-5, 6-0.

Muguruza, who lost in the final at the All England Club in 2015, saved two set points in the 10th game of the first set, and then won nine straight games to win.

The match was played under a closed roof on Centre Court, the first time a women's final had been played indoors.

For Muguruza, it was her second Grand Slam title. She also won the French Open last year.

Williams had been trying to win her sixth Wimbledon title. Her last one came in 2008.

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Take a look at the final match stats form Muguruza's win!

It's been 17 years since Venus Williams won Wimbledon for her first Grand Slam title. All that time later, she will be aiming for her sixth championship at the All England Club and eighth major trophy overall when she faces Garbine Muguruza of Spain in Saturday's final.

Williams is 37 and would be the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam title in the Open era. As it is, she is the oldest finalist at Wimbledon since Martina Navratilova was the 1994 runner-up at age 39.

Muguruza, meanwhile, is 23 and owns one major championship, from the 2016 French Open. This will be her second Wimbledon final; she lost to Williams' younger sister, Serena, in 2015.

"I'm definitely in the position I want to be in," Williams said. "It's a long two weeks. Now, knocking on the door for a title. This is where I want to be."

On Saturday, she'll be playing for the Venus Rosewater Dish for the ninth time in her 20th Wimbledon appearance.

"There's still a lot to be done. I have one more match that I'd like to be the winner of," Williams said. "I have to go out there and take it and play well."

Muguruza, however, beat Serena to win the French Open title in 2016. And she's expecting the same kind of atmosphere despite the unfamiliar opponent.

"I don't think it's going to be different. A final is a final," Muguruza said. "Only one's going to win. ... The racket has to talk."

Besides her experience on the court, Muguruza will also have some experience behind her off it. She has been working with 1994 Wimbledon champion Conchita Martinez recently.

"I think she's helping me to deal with the stress of the tournament, because it's a long tournament," Muguruza said. "So she just knows how to prepare, how to train, what to do.

"Not that I'm doing something different, honestly. But to have her by my side gives me also this little confidence on having someone that has won before."

Williams and Muguruza have played each other four times before, and the American has won three of them. They have never before played on grass, though.

Order of Play for Saturday: (Play starts at 2:00 PM BST/ 6:30 PM IST

Women's singles final:

Garbine Muguruza, Spain, vs Venus Williams, United States

Men's doubles final:

Lukasz Kubot, Poland, and Marcelo Melo, Brazil, vs Oliver Marach, Austria, and Mate Pavic, Croatia

Women's doubles final:

Chan Hao-ching, Taiwan, and Monica Niculescu, Romania, vs Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina, Russia

With inputs from AP

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