Muguruza wins: All the facts about Garbine’s Wimbledon glory

Garbine Muguruza won her second grand slam title on Saturday after defeated Venus Williams to claim the 2017 Wimbledon title.

The 16th seed overcame the odds and previous poor form to pull off a sensational win over the five-time Wimbledon champion.

Here are some of the more interesting facts about the Spaniard’s 7-5, 6-0 victory at the All England Club.

Winner for the big occasion
Wimbledon was only Muguruza’s fourth career title since she turned pro in 2011. No other player from the Open era has won two grand slams while winning so few other tournaments.

Stylish finish
Williams had the chance to break serve in the ninth game, but Muguruza saved two set points and from there never looked back, winning seven straight games on her way to claiming the match and the title in straight sets, handing Williams the dreaded bagel in the second set.

Williams winner
Muguruza is the first person to beat both Williams sisters in a singles grand slam final – winning in straight sets both times. All of her three grand slam finals have involved one of Williams sisters. She claimed the Roland Garros crown in 2016 after beating Serena and now, a year later she has her first Wimbledon crown having defeated Venus. She also lost to Serena in the 2015 Wimbledon final.

Spanish success
Muguruza is only the second ever female from Spain to win the Wimbledon singles title. Conchita Martinez, Muguruza’s current coach, won the other title in 1994.

Finding form
Muguruza’s Wimbledon title was a big turnaround from her recent form that saw her 2017 Roland Garros defence end in tears just 41 days ago, where she lost to Kristina Mladenovic in the Round of 16. It also came just two weeks after an embarrassing 6-1, 6-0 defeat to Barbora Strycova in her opening match at Eastbourne.

Final stats

Garbine Muguruza beat Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0
Duration: 77 minutes

Garbine Muguruza

Aces: 1
Double faults: 2
Breaks/break points: 4/7
Winners: 14
Unforced errors: 11
Points won: 67

Venus Williams

Aces: 3
Double faults: 5
Breaks/break points: 0/3
Winners: 17
Unforced errors: 25
Points won: 50

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