Garbine Muguruza of Spain beat American tennis veteran Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0 in the women’s singles final of Wimbledon on Saturday.
It was Muguruza’s first Wimbledon title and second Grand Slam title.
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The 23 year year-old stopped the remarkable run of 37 year-old Venus Williams by winning the first women’s final of Wimbledon.
The women’s tournament always looked likely to provide a surprise winner, and Muguruza was the fourteenth seed.
Who is Garbine Muguruza?
– She was born in Caracas, Venezuela on October 8, 1993.
– Her father is Spanish and her mother is from Venezuela.
– She started playing tennis when she was three years old.
– She moved to Spain with her family in 1999 when she was six.
– She has dual Venezualan-Spanish nationality.
– Muguruza won one Grand Slam title – the French Open in 2016.
– She defeated the defending champion Serena Williams in straight sets to triumph.
– Muguruza finished as runner-up at Wimbledon in 2015, losing the final to Serena Williams.
– She is currently ranked 14th in the world.
At the tender age of just 22, Muguruza has already racked up an impressive total in prize money. The 2 million Euro first prize for winning Roland Garros in 2016 brings her career earnings to around 8.9 million dollars.
With Rafael Nadal entering the twilight of his formidable career, Muguruza looks set to become the new darling of Spanish tennis fans.