New women’s Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza said "everything came together" after clinching her first title in London with victory over Venus Williams on Saturday.
It came just two weeks after an embarrassing 6-1, 6-0 defeat to Barbora Strycova in her opening match at Eastbourne.
Reflecting on her dramatic turnaround in form, the 2016 Roland Garros champion said: "It is very hard to find a recipe to feel good fitness-wise, tennistically, mentally. I think in this tournament I put everything together, which is very hard.
"Normally you're tired, I feel pain here, my confidence is not there. So I felt this tournament I find somehow to put everything together and perform good at every level.
"I always come very motivated to the Grand Slams. Since I lost the final here [to Serena Williams in 2015] I wanted to change that. I came thinking, I'm prepared, I feel good.
"During the tournament and the matches, I was feeling better and better. Every match, I was increasing my level."
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Muguruza saved two set points in the ninth game of the first set before earning a crucial break of serve in the next game, in which was the turning point of the match.
"I was expecting the best Venus, because I saw her, and she was playing very good. I knew she was going to make me suffer and fight for it," she said.
"When I had those set points against me, I'm like, hey, it's normal. I'm playing Venus here…So I just kept fighting. And I knew that if I was playing like I was playing during the two weeks, I was going to have eventually an opportunity.
"So I was, like, calm. If I lose the first set, I still have two more. Let's not make a drama, you know."
"I'm very satisfied because I never knew how it was going to go because I was very nervous. I wanted it to go my way. I was doing everything I could to be prepared,” she added.
"Once you step on the court you see the crowd, you see the final, you see I'm here playing another Wimbledon final. So very satisfied the way I handled it."