Garbine Muguruza holds the Wimbledon title after defeating Venus Williams. (AP Photo)

Garbine Muguruza has solidified her place as a top woman's player by defeating Venus Williams in the Wimbledon final, 7-5, 6-0.

The Spaniard's tenacity really shined, especially during the first set, as nerves took their toll, bringing two set points to Williams at 5-4. However, Muguruza dug deep and pulled out the game and the set. After that, her confidence skyrocketed, while Williams became more shaky and eventually delivered a bagel by the end.

The match ended anti-climatically on a challenge in the middle of the rally, but that didn't lessen the emotional impact of the victory:

This win signifies a return to form for the now world No. 5. After winning the French Open last year against Serena Williams, 7-5, 6-4, Muguruza struggled to gain traction and failed to reach the final of a tournament for 12 months. She then was unable to defend her major in Paris, falling to Kristina Mladenovic in the fourth round.

Time will tell whether this win will translate into further title wins in the near future.


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