/Garbiñe Muguruza Reaches Wimbledon Women’s Final With Ease

Garbiñe Muguruza Reaches Wimbledon Women’s Final With Ease


Garbiñe Muguruza during her semifinal match against Magdalena Rybarikova on Thursday at Wimbledon.

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WIMBLEDON, England — Garbiñe Muguruza breezed into her second Wimbledon final, ousting the unseeded Magdalena Rybarikova, 6-1, 6-1, in only 65 minutes on Thursday in the first women’s semifinal on Centre Court at Wimbledon.

Muguruza will play the winner of the second match between No. 10 Venus Williams, a five-time champion here, and the local favorite, Johanna Konta, who has given her fans reason to hope that a British woman can win Wimbledon for the first time since Virginia Wade in 1977.

“I think I played very well, for sure,” the 14th-seeded Muguruza said in a television interview on the BBC immediately after the match. She added: “I am going to enjoy being in a Grand Slam final. It’s a great achievement.”

Muguruza, the French Open champion last year, also reached the final here in 2015, when she lost to Serena Williams in straight sets. But now she may be playing her best tennis. She has lost only…

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