LONDON, Great Britain - Garbiñe Muguruza's success over Venus Williams in the Wimbledon final dominated the sports headlines around the world on Saturday. Here's our selection of the coverage.
"Muguruza has talked a fair amount, in her way - casually, with a smile and a little laugh - about how the majors are the tournaments that really matter to her, the ones that get her motivated, the ones she has thought about since she was a little girl, back when Venus Williams was establishing herself as a great champion. To become a great champion herself, Muguruza is going to have to find a way to stay healthy and focussed between those Grand Slams. In tennis, consistency is no hobgoblin." - Gerarld Marzorati, The New Yorker
"Muguruza beat Williams in a strange final. After 45 minutes of furious ballstriking, Venus had set points at 5-4. She didn’t convert and that was the hinge point. Muguruza staved off the set points, locked in, ran off nine (!) straight games. Fourteen years Venus’ junior, Muguruza played with a superior level of freshness, power and poise." - Jon Wertheim, Sports Illustrated
"Muguruza wasn't going to be derailed by a Williams sister in a Wimbledon final. Not this time. The Spaniard overcame two set points. She pumped her fist and rode that momentum all the way to the championship. Made to wait to celebrate, Muguruza eventually could enjoy the moment, dropping to her knees and covering her face as tears arrived. Williams began faltering, while the younger, less-experienced Muguruza stayed steady, pounding groundstrokes with all her force. Soon enough, Muguruza was being shown her name on the list of champions in the stadium's lobby -- "Finally!" she said -- and being greeted by former King Juan Carlos of Spain." - ESPN
"Williams duelled with Muguruza gamely in the first set and had two set points in the 10th game but even then it was clear that she was reaching for the greatness that she had once possessed and finding that it had become but a memory. There were tantalising glimpses of the power-hitting that had once made her the best player in the world but she was not able to sustain any kind of accuracy." - Oliver Holt, Mail on Sunday
"As Muguruza ploughed through a lengthy round of interviews, she wore a round purple badge pinned to her chest. This small piece of card might have an understated look, but it denoted her entry to one of the world's most exclusive clubs. "A man came before to give me this," she said, "and I was like 'What the hell does this mean?' I can come here for tea now. I feel like I have joined an incredible, historic club." - Simon Briggs, Daily Telegraph
"This victory over Venus, combined with Muguruza's win against Serena in last year's French Open final, made the 23-year-old Spaniard the only woman to defeat each Williams sister in a Grand Slam title match. That alone marks her as a likely, and worthy, heir to the two women who changed their sport. Add in Muguruza's bold, aggressive playing style and affinity for the big stage, and she certainly looks like someone who could keep doing what she wants to do more than anything: win major championships." - Howard Fendrich, Associated Press
Spanish newspaper Marca led press reaction to Muguruza's win from her home country, their front page asking the new champion: 'What planet are you from?'
Muguruza was also interviewed by Spanish newspaper AS in the hours after her victory, telling them she would rather concentrate on winning more trophies than reaching the world No.1 ranking. The 23-year-old went on to tell El Pais that she hopes to deal with the consequences of winning her second Grand Slam title better than she did after winning last year's French Open.
"I thought I would be able to play at the same level at all tournaments [after the French Open victory]," she said. "I was frustrated a little, so this year my goal is to take it with more humility."