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Venus Williams loses Wimbledon Title

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Spanish-Venezuelan, Garbine Muguruza, winner of the French Open last year has added another title as she out-powered the more popular Venus Williams to win the Wimbledon title 7-5, 6-0 on Saturday.

Poor Venus Williams! She had been trying to win her sixth Wimbledon title. Her last one came in 2008. The following year, she lost to her sister, the elegant Serena.

Muguruza, who lost in the final at the All England Club in 2015, saved two set points in the 10th game of the first set, and then won nine straight games to win.

The match was played under a closed roof on Centre Court, the first time a women’s final had been played indoors.

 

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Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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