July 15, 2017 / 6:25 PM / a year ago

Tennis-Wimbledon round-up from day 12

LONDON, July 15 (Reuters) - Round-up of day 12 at the Wimbledon championships on Saturday:

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I had I think the hardest match today against Venus, she is such an incredible player. I grew up watching her play, so it was incredible to play (her in) the final... Two years ago I lost in the final to Serena and she told me one day I was going to maybe win and hey, two years after here I am.” — Garbine Muguruza after beating Venus Williams 7-5 6-0 to win her first Wimbledon singles crown on Saturday.

FACT OF THE DAY: Muguruza is the first player to beat both Venus and Serena Williams in grand slam finals. She beat Serena in the final of the French Open in 2016.

STATISTIC OF THE DAY: Muguruza is only the second Spanish woman to win a Wimbledon singles title. The first was her coach at Wimbledon this year, Conchita Martinez, who won it in 1994.

PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY: Muguruza showed tremendous class and poise to pull away from Venus and win her maiden Wimbledon singles title. After saving two set points at 5-4 down in the first set, the Spaniard won nine games in a row to take it 7-5 and bagel her opponent in the second. (Compiled by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; editing by Rex Gowar)

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