Wimbledon Scores: Garbine Muguruza beats Agnieszka Radwanska, Enters Final For First Time
Garbine Muguruza stunned top-seeded Serena Williams in the second round of the French Open to mark her promise.
The No 20 Spaniard defeated Pole Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2 3-6 6-3 in the first semi-finals at centre-court on Wednesday.
The Venezuela born 21-year-old is now up against vintage Serena Williams in her first Wimbledon final.
“I don’t have words to explain it,” Muguruza said after the match.
“I worked all my life to achieve this moment. I think I was playing really well so I had to stay calm and keep a poker face.”
Radwanska took 55 minutes to earn a break point, as the Spaniard dominated in till the first half of the second set and led 6-2, 3-1 at a point. The Pole though managed to comeback and level by winning six straight games on a row.
Radwanska tested the the 6-feet Spanish by moving her around the court and challenged her more vulnerable forehand.
The 13 seeded Pole broke the opening game of the decider too. And Muguruza had to comeback breaking her opponent’s serve in the next game to tie 1-1, which led to a thrilling contest.
Muguruza finally converted her first match-point through a big serve and a smashing volley to become Spain’s first female finalist since Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in 1996. The Spaniard only has one WTA title to her credit till date, but have shown enough grit and finesse for staging an upset in the finals.
“I knew it was going to be tough,” said Muguruza. “I was nervous in second set. She has a lot of experience and I had to fight.”