Following her burst onto the main stage at Roland Garros in 2014 with that impressive victory against Serena Williams it felt like a matter of time before the Spaniard would win a major.
Battles between Garbine Muguruza and Serena became a bit of a thing at Roland Garros. In 2015 Serena got her revenge as she won for the third time in the French capital but 2016 was all about Muguruza in Paris.
On route to the final Muguruza defeated former major champions Sam Stosur and Svetlana Kuznetsova before meeting Serena for the third consecutive year in Paris.
Muguruza was quicker out of the blocks in a chilly day in Paris breaking the American’s serve and taking a 4-3 lead. Serena began to find her range as she broke back and quickly found herself 5-4 up.
No nerves were on show from Muguruza in her first major final as she held comfortable and broke the Williams serve to re-establish her lead and at 6-5 served for the set.
The twelfth game was a tight one but despite some pressure from Serena the set went the way of Muguruza taking a 7-5 lead.
The momentum continued for Muguruza who broke the Serena serve immediately and even down break point in her first service game managed to maintain her lead.
Chances to break Muguruza didn’t come about too often for the American who continued to do her bit on serve and at 5-4 served for her first Grand Slam title.
There had been nerves at points in the match but up 40-0 her first Grand Slam title was sealed with a perfectly executed lob!