KABUL (SW): 23-year-old Spaniard Garbiñe Muguruza has beaten the five-time champion Venus Williams to claim her first Wimbledon title.
Williams had a 5-4 lead on Garbine Muguruza in the first set and looked destined to wrap it up, holding a 40-15 lead in the 10th game. If she had just won the next point, or even the one after that, she would have been one set away from becoming the oldest Wimbledon champion of the Open era. But that point, or the form she had up until that period of the match, would never materialize, the ESPN reported.
Muguruza had won just 23 percent of her games when facing a double break point, and Williams had won 75 percent of her games during a break point opportunity, but back-to-back forehand errors tied the game 40-40. Muguruza would then claim the pivotal game thanks to a forehand winner and another error from the veteran.
Williams essentially lost the match when she self-destructed at the end of the first and has only herself to blame when she analyzes her performance. She committed 25 unforced errors overall and hit just 17 winners in the match and was also 0-3 on break point opportunities, while Muguruza was able to break Williams' serve four times.