Garbine Muguruza’s dominance denies Venus in Wimbledon final

2:15 PM ET

LONDON — The normally silent laptop keyboards lining the tables of the media section on Centre Court suddenly began clicking and clacking.

The stories of Venus Williams’ remarkable return to the pinnacle of Wimbledon at 37 years old were coming together for writers who presumed they were watching history.

Williams had a 5-4 lead on Garbine Muguruza in the first set and looked destined to wrap it up, holding a 40-15 lead in the 10th game. If she had just won the next point, or even the one after that, she would have been one set away from becoming the oldest Wimbledon champion of the Open era. But that point, or the form she had up until that period of the match, would never materialize.

Muguruza upends Venus to win Wimbledon title

Trailing 5-4 in the first set, Garbine Muguruza fought off two set points as part of a nine-game run — breaking Venus Williams’ serve four times — to capture her second Grand Slam title.

Muguruza had won just

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