Garbine Muguruza cruised to the Wimbledon finals after a dominant 6-1, 6-1 victory over the unseeded Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia. The Spaniard will now face either Britain’s Johanna Konta or five time champion Venus Williams of the US in the finals.
Muguruza strode onto Centre Court with heavy strapping on her left thigh, but appeared anything but restricted as she reeled off the first five games in 25 minutes.
Muguruza on @conchitamartinz:
"I didn't win my last [Wimbledon] final so hopefully she can tell me something! She knows how to win here" pic.twitter.com/EWSywr6oW2— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 13, 2017
Rybarikova, ranked 87th, went into the match with an 18-1 record on grass this season but the 28-year-old appeared nervous in her first Grand Slam semi-final.
"I stepped on the court super-confident and everything went very well"July 13, 2017
Rybarikova won just 10 points on serve in the entire set as Muguruza attacked off the return and was confident enough to dominate from the net.
When Muguruza crushed a backhand winner off a 79mph second serve to lead 3-0 with a double break in the second set, Rybarikova was reeling.
Mugu-ruthless.July 13, 2017