Spain's Garbine Muguruza poses with the trophy after winning the women's final match against US player Serena Williams at the Roland Garros 2016 French Tennis Open in Paris on June 4, 2016. AFP / MIGUEL MEDINA
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Garbine Muguruza won her first Grand Slam title by beating defending champion Serena Williams 7-5, 6-4 at the French Open on Saturday, denying the American her record-equaling 22nd major trophy.Muguruza also managed to deal with Williams' dangerous serve, breaking three consecutive times from late in the first set to early in the second.This was Muguruza's second major final; she lost to Williams at Wimbledon last year. But Muguruza has won her past two matches against Williams on the clay of Roland Garros, including in the second round in 2014 .For Williams, whose timing was not exactly right much of the afternoon, Saturday's loss delayed yet again her pursuit of matching Steffi Graf with 22 Grand Slam singles championships, the most in the Open era, which began in 1968 .
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