/Wimbledon champ Garbine Muguruza has beaten both Williams sisters in major finals

Wimbledon champ Garbine Muguruza has beaten both Williams sisters in major finals


Sandra Harwitt, Special for USA TODAY Sports

Published 3:00 p.m. ET July 15, 2017 | Updated 3:00 p.m. ET July 15, 2017

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Roger Federer will be in position to win an eighth Wimbledon title after scoring a 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4), 6-4 semifinal win over 11th seed Tomas Berdych.
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WIMBLEDON, England — Undoubtedly, Garbine Muguruza was mostly in the market for her own slice of tennis history in the Wimbledon final on Saturday.

But when the 23-year-old Spaniard picked up her second career Grand Slam title, courtesy of a scorching 7-5, 6-0 defeat of Venus Williams, she actually altered the Williams sisters’ historical perspective as well.

The 14th-seeded Muguruza, as it turns out, is the only player to earn a Grand Slam title at the expense of both siblings. She won her first major at the 2016 French Open, upending defending champion Serena 7-5, 6-4 for the title.

And now she has scored the Wimbledon trophy over Venus, confidently winning the final nine games of the 77-minute match.

“When…

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