Preview: Serena Williams v/s Garbine Muruguza

The women’s Wimbledon final will be played on Saturday. Serena Williams, as widely expected, has reached the final without any major scares. She is the holder of the US Open, Aussie Open and French Open right now, and is gunning for a calendar Grand Slam once again. She is on 20 Grand Slam titles, is ranked no. 1 in the world, and has easily put away sister Venus Williams in the fourth round and Maria Sharapova (who she has beaten 17 out of 18 times) in the semis. 
So it’s safe to say that everybody knows about Serena Williams—perhaps the greatest women’s Singles player of all time. 
But what do we know about her opponent? 
Garbine Muruguza isn’t a name many fans are familiar with. She is 21, Spanish, and is ranked no. 19 in the world. She has only won 1 WTA title—at Hobart last year. Till last year, she was known more as a doubles specialist. Then 2014 happened. She reached the fourth round of the Australian Open—after defeating the likes of Wozniacki on the way before losing to Radvanska. But her real breakthrough came when—surprise surprise—she defeated Serena Williams on her way to the quarterfinals of the French Open. She lost to eventual champion Sharapova. Muruguza went on to get more top 15 scalps over the year, defeating Cibulkova, Jankovic, Hantuchova, Errani, Safarova, Pennetta and Makarova. However, she was never quite able to string together a bunch of consistent wins to win a tournament. 
In 2015, she once again reached the fourth round of the Australian Open, losing to eventual champion Serena Williams. On her way to her first Grand Slam final here, she has defeated the likes of Kerber, Wozniacki, Radvanska and Bacsinszky. She isn’t to be taken lightly, but Williams usually makes light work of these new kids on the block. Williams is gunning for history, while Muruguza is gunning to become the first Slam final debutant since 17-year old Sharapova in 2004 to defeat the American champion. 
Whatever the case, if it goes to three sets, we could perhaps see the biggest fairytale story of the year. Or perhaps not. 

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