Garbine Muguruza will get another shot at the Wimbledon title this year. In 2015, she lost to Serena Williams at the summit clash of the grass court Grand Slam. This time, she faces the resurgent elder Williams. While Muguruza is chasing her maiden title at Wimbledon, Venus Williams is vying for her sixth title and a first major in nearly a decade.
Muguruza made waves when she blazed to a maiden Grand Slam triumph at the the French Open last year. She faced Serena Williams yet again then but this time, won in straight sets. Since then, though, she has failed to replicate that form and has been unable to win a title. But, at Wimbledon, she has outlasted the likes of Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep to reach the final.
Muguruza has only dropped one set on her way to the summit clash. She won her first round match against Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-2, 6-4 before beating Germany’s Yanina Wickmayer with a similar scoreline. She then had an even easier run against Sorana Cirstea and then came up against top seed Angelique Kerber in Angelique Kerber. The German won the first set 6-4 but Muguruza came back to take the game 6-4, 4-6, 4-6. Her next opponent was Svetlana Kuznetsova whom she defeated 6-3, 6-4.
Muguruza was purring by the time she faced Magdalena Rybarikova in the semi-final. She gave the Slovak no quarter and made it look easy to win a Wimbledon semi-final recording a comprehensive 6-1, 6-1 win.