Muguruza wins French Open, denying Williams 22nd major title

June 4, 2016 3:13 PM

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Muguruza wins French Open, denying Williams 22nd major title

PARIS – 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.

The fourth-seeded Muguruza, a 22-year-old from Spain, used her big groundstrokes to keep No. 1 Williams off-balance and overcame signs of nerves in the form of nine double-faults to pull off the surprise.

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