The 23-year-old -- who lost to Williams' sister Serena in the final two years ago -- won in one hour and 17 minutes, dropping to her knees in tears when an incorrect challenge from Williams sealed her second Grand Slam title. "Two years ago I lost to Serena and she told me one day I would win and here I am." At 37, Williams was aiming to become the oldest women to win a Grand Slam in the Open Era and she suggested she was not finished yet, saying afterwards. I tried to do the same things you do but I think they'll be other opportunities, I really do. Well done today, beautiful." Williams had been imperious on serve in her semi-final win over Johanna Konta, conceding just two break points when blinded by the sun in the opening set.Muguruza, who won the French Open last year, said afterwards: "It was definitely the hardest match today. With the roof on, and the echoey pok-pok of rallies reverberating around Centre Court, there was no danger of a repeat – but the seven-time Grand Slam champion looked less assured than normal.
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Sensing a shift in momentum, Muguruza became the first player at the championship to break Williams in the next game, converting the second of two break points when Williams fired a forehand long at the end of another ferocious rally.
Muguruza then earned two set points of her own in dramatic fashion when a reaching backhand caught Wiliams in no man's land, dropping into the corner while the American floundered between the lines.
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