Garbine Muguruza clinched a maiden Wimbledon title on Saturday with a stunning 7-5 6-0 demolition of Venus Williams, whose dreams of a fairytale victory at the age of 37 were blown apart in a devastating second set.
Saskia O'Donoghue reports
Game, set and match to Garbiñe Muguruza.
The Venezuela-born tennis player beating Venus Williams in straight sets at the women's final at Wimbledon.
Ranked 5th in the world to Williams' 11, Muguruza beat her opponent 7-5 6-0.
Muguruza saved two set points in the 10th game, the first a 19-stroke rally that ended when Williams netted a forehand.
She broke in the following game when another lung-bursting rally ended on a forehand error from Williams.
Muguruza sealed her second grand slam victory after a successful Hawkeye challenge of a Williams forehand that sailed just beyond the baseline.
Both players had dropped only one set each in the run up to the final battle.
37-year-old Williams last stepped out onto centre court for a singles final in 2009.
Winning today's game would have made her the oldest female major title winner since the sport turned professional 1968.