Garbine Muguruza Upsets Serena Williams to win the French Open

Garbine Muguruza Upsets Serena Williams to win the French OpenGarbine Muguruza Upsets Serena Williams to win the French Open
In a repeat of the final of Wimbledon 2015, Spanish sensation Garbine Muguruza turned the tables by upsetting Serena Williams 7-5 6-4 to win the French Open Saturday.

It’s a second consecutive Grand Slam final defeat for Williams, who failed yet again to tie Steffi Graf’s Open-era record of 22 major wins.

In keeping with the traditions of Spanish players on claycourt, Muguruza traded powerful groundstrokes with Williams en route clinching a second victory over the great American at Roland Garros, after her second round blitz in 2014.

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Williams shows good sportsmanship once again. Image: Guardian

After a nervy penultimate game saw her blow four match points, the 22-year-old Spaniard served out the match at love, finishing with a baseline winning shot that drew a smile from Williams’ face as she then applauded the new champion on Court Philippe Chatrier.

Victory makes Muguruza the first Spanish woman to win a Grand Slam title since Arantxa Sanchez Vicario in 1998.

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“I can’t explain with words how this day means to me,” Muguruza said postmatch.

“You work all your life to get here.”

She becomes the fifth player to defeat Williams in a Grand Slam final, joining Angelique Kerber, Samantha Stosur, Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams, who twice achieved the feat.