Garbine Muguruza vs Venus Williams: Wimbledon Final live scores, blog

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    Womens Singles, Final

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    Garbine Muguruza won in 2 sets

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    Garbine Muguruza, ESP (14) 7 6
    Venus Williams, USA (10) 5 0

    It has been almost a decade since Venus Williams last emerged triumphant at a Grand Slam, but the 37-year old will be hoping that drought will end when she squares off with 2015 finalist Garbiñe Muguruza for her sixth Wimbledon title. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog from 11pm AEST.

    With Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal enjoying career renaissances, Andy Murray maintaining his world No.1 ranking and Serena Williams at her brilliant best before her pregnancy announcement, 2017 has been a year to remember for the over-30s and at 37, Venus is the oldest of the bunch.

    Williams’ form has improved the longer this tournament has gone on, having not dropped a set since the second round and dispatching French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko and hometown hero Johanna Konta to reach yet another Wimbledon final, her first since 2009.

    After years plagued by a series of debilitating back and leg injuries, the senior Williams sister has emerged as a force to be reckoned with yet again, reaching the final at the Australian Open before being defeated by Serena and reaching the semi-finals of the Miami Open.

    Her conqueror on that occasion was Konta, but the world No.6 was no match in their semi-final rematch at the All England Club, Williams’ forehand as menacing as ever as she moved one win closer to another addition to her already packed trophy cabinet.

    Standing in her way is 23-year old Spaniard Muguruza, whose emergence onto the world tennis scene started at this very tournament two years ago, reaching the final before being knocked over by Serena Williams.

    Since then, she has become a Grand Slam champion at the 2016 French Open, reached as high as No.2 in the world, and while she has come down from those heights in recent times, she has returned to her very best in this tournament.

    The 2015 finalist was too strong for world No.1 Angelique Kerber in the fourth round and seventh-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova in the quarters, but it was her most recent encounter that proved her finest.

    Unseeded Slovakian Magdaléna Rybáriková never stood a chance, the 28-year old’s barnstorming run ended in brutal fashion as Muguruza’s strong forehand and precise groundstrokes sliced her to ribbons.

    With both Williams and Muguruza known for their attacking tennis, the final should be filled with plenty of winners, and the victor will be whoever can control their unforced errors numbers the best.

    Muguruza’s form has been exceptional, but Williams has experience, and in all likelihood the crowd, on her side, and that could be enough to get her over the line in what promises to be a tight match.

    Williams to make it six of the best at Wimbledon in three sets

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    • Roar Guru

      Tim Miller said | 12:46am | ! Report

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      Tim Miller said | 12:43am | ! Report

      Well, that’s it from me for this evening. Not as good a final as the one at Roland Garros earlier this year, though by no means less memorable. Garbine Muguruza wins her maiden Wimbledon crown after disposing of five-time champion Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0.

      Be sure to jump back on The Roar for tomorrow’s Men’s Final between Roger Federer and Marin Cilic. Hopefully that one will go a little longer. My tip? Federer in four sets, though I am aware I got tonight’s tip cataclysmically wrong.

      Goodnight! (Or morning, or afternoon, wherever you may be.)

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        AdelaideDocker said | 12:50am | ! Report

        Thanks for the blog, Tim!

        Have a good night. Good luck for your Doggies tomorrow. Both them and my Freo need luck I reckon 😉

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          Tim Miller said | 12:53am | ! Report

          @AdelaideDocker We don’t need luck. We need a gravedigger to put this season into the ground where it belongs.

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      Tim Miller said | 12:40am | ! Report

      Williams typically gracious in defeat as she accepts her runner-up prize.

      Muguruza: “It was special [to play Venus] because I grew up watching her play.” The crowd giggles and even Williams manages a smile.

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        AdelaideDocker said | 12:42am | ! Report

        Hahaha, dunno if I’m just deliriously tired, but Muguruza’s comment about growing up watching Venus play was hilarious to me.

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          Tim Miller said | 12:44am | ! Report

          @AdelaideDocker She seems a very likeable person, doesn’t she? Her smile and politeness are infectious.

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      Tim Miller said | 12:38am | ! Report

      After a tightly contested first set, Garbine Muguruza was too strong for a flagging Venus Williams, bagelling the five-time champ to win her first Wimbledon crown, 7-5, 6-0.

      This was a game you could divide into two parts: the first nine games and the last. In the first, it was Venus who looked the stronger, her serving powerful, her forehands as crisp as ever, and her tactics sound. Muguruza’s forehand was identified as an area of weakness, and it was targeted at every possible opportunity early. The Spaniard was hanging on, but it seemed only a matter of time until the dam wall burst.

      And then, at 5-4 down and facing two set points, the game changed.

      Up until that fateful moment in which this entire final turned, the points had largely been short, Muguruza providing as many errors as winners. But with the match on the line, her defensive tennis clicked. Some brilliant play denied Williams both chances, before some more stoic defending clinched her a last-gasp break of serve, and after 52 minutes of gruelling tennis, she closed out the set.

      And within minutes of the second, you could tell that Williams was flagging. When it comes to Grand Slams, numbers become more important, and with 15 more years in her legs than her sprightly opponent, the American’s game began to taper. The errors began to flow, and all Muguruza needed to do was keep her head to make the most of it. A break of serve followed, and then a second, by which time Williams threw caution to the wind in an attempt to make something of the match. But that only served to hasten her demise.

      It wasn’t the ending many would have wanted; the popular champion humbled, humiliated even, in a last set of pure dominance from Garbine Muguruza. A second Grand Slam for the Spaniard, following on from her 2016 French Open triumph; and if anything can be gleaned from her performance today, there will be many more to come.

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      Tim Miller said | 12:31am | ! Report

      I’ve got to say, I know it’s a difficult job being a linesman, but there were some absolutely woeful calls tonight. There were balls called out that were miles in and vice versa. And to miss a pretty obvious long ball on that last point ruined the moment a bit for Muguruza. A pretty ordinary performance, I reckon.

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      AdelaideDocker said | 12:30am | ! Report

      Ohhh Venus. I only caught the last few minutes of that one, but she just didn’t seem in the game, at all.

      Congratulations to Muguruza, though!!

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        Tim Miller said | 12:31am | ! Report

        @AdelaideDocker She had two set points in the first set, leading 5-4. From there, Muguruza won the last nine games and Williams broke apart.

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      Tim Miller said | 12:29am | ! Report


      And what a way to end it. Muguruza attacks with the forehand, Williams’ backhand is right to the line. Muguruza is stunned that the linesman hasn’t called it out, briefly continuing to play before deciding to challenge. And Hawkeye confirms it was well long! Muguruza puts her hands to her face; she’s won her first Wimbledon championship, and what a way to do it!

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        AdelaideDocker said | 12:32am | ! Report

        Huh, I think everyone in the arena knew that was out.

        Poor form from the linesman? Or maybe he genuinely thought it was in.

        Doesn’t matter though, she challenged and that was that!

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