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Garbiñe Muguruza, first Spanish woman to reach a Wimbledon final in 19 years, loses battle against Serena Williams
12 July 2015 @ 12:12

THE first Spanish woman to make it to a Grand Slam final in 15 years - and the first at Wimbledon since 1996 - has lost out to six-times winner Serena Williams yesterday (Saturday) in two straight sets lasting an hour and 23 minutes.

Garbiñe Muguruza, 21, a Spanish national who is half-Venezuelan and was born in Caracas, was seeded 20th and made the USA's top player work hard for her 21st Grand Slam title, three of which she has won this year.

As well as the first Grand Slam final for a Spanish woman since the Millennium, it was also the first of Muguruza's career, but she had top-seeded Williams on her toes as she fought back from 5-1 down with two breaks.

In the first game, Muguruza broke Williams' powerful serve, taking advantage of the American's three double faults.

Williams found herself 0-30 down in game three and Muguruza was on the verge of being a double-break ahead, but the Spaniard missed a return on the second serve.

This momentary lapse on Muguruza's part gave Williams a renewed surge of energy and, despite bringing her double fault total up to five, clinched the set 6-4.


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