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Garbiñe Muguruza Beats Serena Williams, Wins French Open Title

Spaniard Garbiñe Muguruza defeated Serena Williams in straight sets today at Roland Garros, claiming her first career Grand Slam title and denying Williams her 22nd.

The 7-5, 6-4 victory was the first women’s French Open title for a Spaniard since Arantxa Sánchez Vicario beat Monica Seles in 1998, and kept Serena Williams one championship behind all-time career leader Steffi Graf. It drops her career record in Grand Slam finals to 21-6, which is still incredible. The win avenged Muguruza’s 6-4, 6-4 loss to Serena at last year’s Wimbledon final.


Correction (June 5): The year and opponent of Arantxa Sánchez Vicario’s victory has been fixed. (Again.)

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