/Garbiñe Muguruza Wins Wimbledon, Defeating Venus Williams

Garbiñe Muguruza Wins Wimbledon, Defeating Venus Williams

“Well, I think I’m here because I’ve done a hard work before,” Muguruza said of Martínez’s influence on the eve of the final. “The magic doesn’t happen just because somebody comes in, and all of a sudden you are incredible. I think she’s helping me how to deal with the tournament, because obviously it’s a Grand Slam, and it’s difficult to handle because it’s two weeks. She has experience.”

Sumyk and Martínez consulted regularly during the tournament, but Martínez was the one sitting in the players box on Centre Court on Saturday, shouting encouragement as Muguruza played in her third Grand Slam singles final.

Muguruza lost to Venus Williams’s younger sister Serena Williams in the 2015 Wimbledon final, then upset Serena Williams in last year’s French Open final, generating expectations that she would continue to climb the rankings and be a consistent contender for major trophies.

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This season Venus Williams is the only woman to have played in two Grand Slam singles finals.

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