Garbine Muguruza

Garbine Muguruza

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Garbine Muguruza of Spain made women's tennis history on Saturday. She became the first player ever to beat both Williams sisters in a grand slam tennis final. 

Muguruza defeated Venus Williams in the women's final at the 2017 Wimbledon 7-5, 6-0. A major reason for Muguruza's success came down to unforced errors. Muguruza only had 11 in the match, while Venus Williams had 25. 

It was a tough loss for the tenth seeded Venus Williams of Lynwood, California, who beat sixth seeded Johanna Konta of Great Britain 6-4, 6-2 in the semi-finals on Thursday. The Williams win on Thursday meant that no British player would be playing in the Wimbledon Final. 

Muguruza was also very opportunistic with her break point opportunities. She had seven in the match and won four break points. 

Muguruza, the 14th seed, becomes only the second Spanish woman ever to win the women's singles final at Wimbledon. The other was Conchita Martinez, who defeated Martina Navratilova 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in 1994. Interestingly Martinez is now Muguruza's coach. 

This was Muguruza's second grand slam title. Her first grand slam win came at the 2016 French Open when she beat Serena Williams 7-5, 6-4. Muguruza got revenge on Serena Williams who beat Muguruza in the final of the 2015 Wimbledon Championship 6-4, 6-4.