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Mike Henson and Aimee Lewis

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  1. Thanks for reading

    Martina Hingis, Sania Mirza, Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina are warming up on Centre Court for the women's final doubles, but I'm afraid it's time for us live texters to wave goodbye.

    Coverage of that match can be found on the BBC tennis page, while Sue Barker continues to present coverage on BBC Two and online.

    And don't forget that Clare Balding will reflect on all the happenings here on Wimbledon 2day at 20:00 BST on BBC Two.

    Thanks, as always, for joining us. Bye for now.

  2. Post update

    Andy Roddick walks into the BBC studio. Cue what some might describe as "bantz", reminiscing about how Williams beat Roddick when the three-time Wimbledon finalist was 10.

  3. Post update

    "We have a really good record," says Williams of her partnership with her coach Patrick Mouratoglou.

    "He's done a really good job of making everything stay together. He does more than just coaching, he helps with things on the physical side, he helps put together a good team."

  4. I had to play my A game - Williams

    Serena Williams

    More from Serena Williams on BBC TV: "I had to bring my A-game today and that's what you have to do in a Grand Slam final. Muguruza held her own. There were some amazing points, one point on my serve which was super long. It was a wonderful time for women's tennis."

  5. I love that trophy - Williams

    In the BBC studio is Wimbledon women's champion Serena Williams. "I love that trophy," says the six-time champ of the Venus Rosewater dish. "It's been a while so I was really excited to have that."

  6. Rojer & Tecau win men's doubles

    Murray & Peers 6-7 (4-7) 4-6 4-6 Rojer & Tecau

    Murray and Peers receive a warm reception when they walk down the steps, on a par with the support the winners, Rojer and Tecau, receive. A first Grand Slam title as a partnership for Rojer and Tecau, who were imperious during the match.

  7. Rojer & Tecau win men's doubles

    Murray & Peers 6-7 (4-7) 4-6 4-6 Rojer & Tecau

    Photographers assemble in front of the Royal Box, waiting for the winners and defeated finalists to appear. His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent is the man charged with presenting the bounty.

  8. Rojer & Tecau win men's doubles

    Murray & Peers 6-7 (4-7) 4-6 4-6 Rojer & Tecau

    Jonathan Overend

    BBC Radio 5 live presenter

    "The first set was so tight and the early chances did fall for Murray and Peers. But then it slipped away from them on the first set tie-break and from then there was no way back."

  9. Rojer & Tecau win men's doubles

    Murray & Peers 6-7 (4-7) 4-6 4-6 Rojer & Tecau

    Jamie Murray and John Peers

    Romanian flags are being waved in the players' box. Tecu the first Romanian player to win a men's doubles title since Ilie Nastase in 1975. Andy Murray is on his feet, applauding the finalists from the court.

  10. Rojer & Tecau win men's doubles

    Murray & Peers 6-7 (4-7) 4-6 4-6 Rojer & Tecau

    John Lloyd

    Former British number one on BBC Two

    "Fitting that Tecau had lost three finals. It must have dwelled on his mind a bit but he came out here and was man of the match. Superb throughout. Unfortunately for Murray and Peers they did not get the return part of their game going. Excellent serving by Murray but not enough on the return."

  11. Rojer & Tecau win men's doubles

    Rojer and Tecau become the men's Wimbledon doubles champions in one hour and 52 minutes. Tecau, after three final defeats, finally experiences life as a champion.

  12. Game, set and match

    *Murray & Peers 6-7 (4-7) 4-6 4-6 Rojer & Tecau

    Rojer to serve for the championship. Tecau with an overhead which kisses the line. First blow to the fourth seeds. An unreturnable serve into the body and the Dutchman yells "come on". 30-0.

    Nerveless stuff from Tecau, a backhand volley into the tramlines. Match point. Peers returns into the tape. Rojer and Tecau fall to their knees.

  13. Rojer & Tecau break

    Murray & Peers 6-7 (4-7) 4-6 4-5 *Rojer & Tecau

    Andy Murray

    Canny from Rojer - an irretrievable volley for 30-30... nervous energy around Centre Court. Peers with a double fault. Break point Rojer and Tecau.

    Rojer an immovable force by the tape... Murray into the barrier. It could soon be all over.

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    Murray & *Peers 6-7 (4-7) 4-6 4-4 Rojer & Tecau

    No matter how hard Murray and Peers try, they cannot threaten the Tecau serve. the Romanian holds to love. Peers must hold otherwise he and his partner could be toast.

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    Murray & Peers 6-7 (4-7) 4-6 4-3 Rojer & *Tecau

    Every point won by Murray and Peers heartily supported, which is why the sound reaches a crescendo when the Scot serves out to hold to love. Murray and Peers not giving up, and neither are the crowd.

  16. Post update

    *Murray & Peers 6-7 (4-7) 4-6 3-3 Rojer & Tecau

    No matter what they try, Murray and Peers can't find a way to break their opponents. A simple hold to love for Rojer and the pressure swings back onto the Murray serve.

  17. Post update

    John Lloyd

    Former British number one on BBC Two

    "Tecau has gone cold a bit in terms of the return since this third set. He was stringing winners together but has gone off a bit now and this is the time for Murray and Peers to get a break because it is not going to last much longer."

  18. Post update

    Murray & Peers 6-7 (4-7) 4-6 3-2 *Rojer & Tecau

    Lee Mack

    Comedian Lee Mack has been spotted in the crowd, but what we're seeing is no laughing matter. No, not the sunglasses but the plight Murray and Peers find themselves in. Peers with a smash at 40-15 and the underdogs take springy steps towards their chairs. Do they still believe?

  19. Post update

    Murray & *Peers 6-7 (4-7) 4-6 2-2 Rojer & Tecau

    Murray and Peers form a wall in the face of a Rojer and Tecau attack and the Dutchman botches a smash. It is the only point spectators on Centre have to cheer, though, as Tecau holds to 15.

  20. Post update

    Murray & Peers 6-7 (4-7) 4-6 2-1 Rojer & *Tecau

    Murray's serve as reliable as ever. The Scot holding to 15 with little fuss. Andy Murray remaining in the seat, a row above the players' box. Cheering on from the sidelines, adding his voice to teh chorus of many.

  21. Post update

    Murray & *Peers 6-7 (4-7) 4-6 1-1 Rojer & Tecau

    Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau

    Rojer and Tecau not getting the slightest whiff of a sniff on the Rojer serve. the Dutchman holding to love.

  22. Post update

    Murray & Peers 6-7 (4-7) 4-6 1-0 *Rojer & Tecau

    No doubt who the spectators on Centre Court are rooting for - cheers as Murray and Peers come through a sticky situation to hold. There's life in this match yet.

  23. Post update

  24. Game and second set

    Murray & *Peers 6-7 (4-7) 4-6 Rojer & Tecau

    Tecau to serve for a 2-0 lead in the Wimbledon final. The Romanian serving as if it were a routine practice session in a municipal park. To 40-0 we go. Peers biting back with a return down the line... Murray with a crosscourt return... Centre court roars... But there's only so much resistance two men possess.

  25. Post update

    Murray & Peers 6-7 (4-7) 4-5 Rojer & *Tecau

    Nicola Sturgeon

    Nicola Sturgeon in Scottish blue, front row in the Royal Box, watching on from the edge of her seat. A regulation hold for Murray, to 30.

  26. Post update

    *Murray & Peers 6-7 (4-7) 3-5 Rojer & Tecau

    A super backhand return from Peers is the boost the spectators on Centre need to raise their voices. 15-15. Murray covering the court with the speed of a panther - volleying underneath Rojer's legs for 15-30. Hope? Nah. Rojer and Tecau move to within a game of the set.

  27. Post update

    Murray & Peers 6-7 (4-7) 3-4 *Rojer & Tecau

    Jamie Murray and John Peers

    Peers has been the weak link in this match so far, perhaps the Australian has learned of England's Test win in Cardiff. Or maybe not. Tecau and Rojer with the confidence to go for clubbed winners, but they don't come off. Andy Murray moving towards the players' box. The British number one has been spotted by the crowd.

  28. Post update

    Jonathan Overend

    BBC Radio 5 live presenter

    "Good to see Andy Murray here, he was too nervous to watch in 2007 when Jamie was in the mixed doubles final. Just as Jamie got to the end in the final game we suddenly spotted him, with the fans, leaping around. He was so chuffed for him."

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    John Lloyd

    Former British number one on BBC TV

    "Apart from the trophy, which is the number one in doubles they also gets a spot in all the majors. It is huge for both pairs."

  30. Post update

    Murray & *Peers 6-7 (4-7) 2-4 Rojer & Tecau

    Andy Murray and Kim Sears both perched forward in their seats, perhaps sensing this would be an opportune moment for Murray and Peers to hit back. Tecau is a giant of a man, though, and giants have power behind the punch. The Romanian holds to love.

  31. Post update

    Murray & Peers 6-7 (4-7) 2-3 Rojer & *Tecau

    Spectators on Centre trying to encourage the Brit and Aussie pairing. Murray's serve has been on song in this match, just the one point off his serve in this game.

  32. Post update

    Peter Fleming

    Seven-time Grand Slam doubles winner on BBC TV

    "Murray and Peers have not played well at the same time in this match,, their opponents managed to do so in the service game they broke and that is basically the difference."

  33. Post update

    *Murray & Peers 6-7 (4-7) 1-3 Rojer & Tecau

    Andy Murray

    Andy Murray, with his wife Kim, looks on from the sidelines. The British number one almost chewing his fingernails so nervous is he watching his big brother. Murray and Peers with the mighty challenge of overhauling Rojer and Tecau, who are a set and a break up. Murray and Peers nick two points off the Rojer serve, but that's it.

  34. Post update

    Peter Fleming

    Seven-time Grand Slam doubles winner on BBC TV

    "They have a lot of work to do now. Down a set and a break."

  35. Rojer & Tecau break

    Murray & Peers 6-7 (4-7) 1-2 *Rojer & Tecau

    Jamie Murray and John Peers

    Murray and Peers creaking like old tin cans. Rojer and Tecau gather two break points on the Peers serve and the Australian nets a straightforward volley to gift the fourth seeds the advantage.

  36. Post update

    Murray & *Peers 6-7 (4-7) 1-1 Rojer & Tecau

    Neither side wanting to spend too much time on their own serve. An equally confident start by Tecau. Perhaps no wonder Rojer and Tecau confident as they reached the semi-finals of both this year's Australian Open and French Open.

  37. Post update

    Murray & Peers 6-7 (4-7) 1-0 *Rojer & Tecau

    Jamie Murray wraps up a regulation hold to love with an ace. No sign of the tie-break affecting the pair's confidence. Still just the two points lost on the Murray serve.

  38. Game and first set

    Murray & Peers 6-7 (4-7) Rojer & Tecau

    Rojer and Tecau in the ascendancy, three set points for the fourth seeds. Murray keeping his cool, serve down the middle. One set point chalked off. Murray guiding a shoulder-high volley beyond his opponents. Two set points erased.

    Rojer with the smash - at the third time of asking - and the Dutchman raises his finger in salute.

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  40. Post update

    Murray & Peers 6-6 (2-4) Rojer & Tecau

    Tecau smashes into the net when he had oodles of time to place his shot. Mini-break to Peers and Tecau. But the advantage is erased as the Romanian clubs a volley in between Murray and Peers.

    Peers angles a volley wide of the tramlines, gifting Rojer and Tecau the advantage at the changeover.

  41. Post update

    Murray & Peers 6-6 *Rojer & Tecau

    Rojer wtih a cheeky lob which kisses the baseline. First blows to the fourth seeds. For those backing Murray and Peers, there's no need to press the panic button. "Come on, Jamie," yells a lone voice in the crowd before Murray serves out to make sure of a tie-break.

  42. Post update

    *Murray & Peers 5-6 Rojer & Tecau

    Murray with an improvised lob return which earns the crowd's approval. A healthy number on Centre, many have returned after a short break to empty bladders or whatnot. Rojer and Tecau hold to 30. No damage done on the pair's serve.

  43. Post update

    Murray & Peers 5-5 *Rojer & Tecau

    An opportunity for Rojer or Tecau at 30-30 - first time they've won two points on their opponents' serve in a game. And another one follows, cracker from Rojer, for break point - but a volley into the ribs from Murray saves the day, and Peers gets his first serve back on track.

  44. Post update

    Murray & *Peers 4-5 Rojer & Tecau

    Tecau launching cannons towards his opponents with little regard for health and safety. The Romanian - who would be the first man from his country to win a Grand Slam men's doubles title since Ilie Nastase in 1975 should he win - holds to love, forcing Murray and Peers to serve to stay in the set.

  45. Post update

    Murray & Peers 4-4 *Rojer & Tecau

    Murray at ease competing in such a grand occasion, rattling off four points in quick succession for a hold to love. The Scot has yet to drop a point on his serve. Who said the Murray serve was a weakness?

  46. Post update

    *Murray & Peers 3-4 Rojer & Tecau

    In another life, doubles players would be members of a secret service. Whispers, discreet gestures, talking in codes and riddles... The easiest of holds for Rojer and Tecau.

  47. Post update

    Murray & Peers 3-3 Rojer & *Tecau

    Jamie Murray and John Peers line-up pre-match

    Murray hoping to achieve something his younger brother hasn't - multiple titles at Wimbledon. Should he add the men's doubles to the mixed doubles crown he won in 2007, the Scot will become the first man since John Lloyd, in 1983 and 1984, to win multiple titles. He's on course to do so, the first set with serve.

  48. Post update

    John Lloyd

    Former British number one on BBC Two

    "I think even though there is no break at the moment, Murray and Peers will be the little happier. They are threatening all the time and Tecau and Rojer will be a little concerned with the way their serves are getting attacked at the moment."

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  50. Post update

    Murray & *Peers 2-3 Rojer & Tecau

    This is Rojer and Tecau's first Grand Slam final as a team, although Romanian Tecau has been on such a stage on three previous occasions. Ann Jones watching on from the Royal Box. The former Wimbledon champion has taken up her spot in the exclusive seats almost every day, such is her dedication to her sport.

    From deuce, Murray and Peers earn break points thanks to fine returning from Peers, but the opportunity slips by.

  51. Post update

    Murray & Peers 2-2 *Rojer & Tecau

    If there's a weakness in the Murray/Peers partnership then it is the Murray serve, the second serve in particular. Sounds familiar... Peers volleying with aplomb, Murray holding to love.

  52. Post update

    *Murray & Peers 1-2 Rojer & Tecau

    Rojer, which makes things interesting, is a good friend of Andy Murray and was at the British number one's wedding in April. Centre Court is no place for friendship and goodwill, though. with Murray smashing a volley to accumulate two break points. But the Rojer/Tecau combination calm the tide. Nerveless serving from Tecau from 15-40.

  53. Post update

    Murray & Peers 1-1 Rojer & Tecau*

    Peers the more reliable server of the partnership and a 108mph second serve shows why. The Australian's solid boomers combined with Murray's impeccable net play proves a fruitful combination.

  54. Post update

    Murray & *Peers 0-1 Rojer & Tecau

    This is a final which, of course, features a Briton, the older Murray, Jamie. The Scot is partnering Australian John Peers and the pair have been in fine form this tournament. The opponents? Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau.

    A confident opening by Murray and Peers before a sparse Centre Court, but Rojer pulls through to hold on his serve.

  55. Men's doubles final


    Serena Williams is somewhere in the All England Club performing all sorts of party tricks with the Venus Rosewater dish, while the defeated Garbine Muguruza is probably wiping away a tear or two in the locker room.

    There's no time for us to reflect on the joys and sorrow of sport, however, because there's a men's doubles final to focus on.

  56. 'Pressure on Serena immense'

    Williams 6-4 6-4 Muguruza

    Tracy Austin

    Two-time US Open champion on BBC TV

    "Looking ahead to the US Open, the pressure now on Serena Williams will increase 100-fold. Winning the calendar year Grand Slam has not been done since 1988. You have to think at 33 this might be the only time. With social media, everyone is talking about it and the pressure will be immense."

  57. Post update

    Williams 6-4 6-4 Muguruza

    Tracy Austin

    Two-time US Open champion on BBC TV

    "I don't see her slowing down at all. Martina Navratilova got to the finals here when she was 37. If Serena stays motivated and stays healthy that will be a very easy target for her."

  58. Post update

    Williams 6-4 6-4 Muguruza

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC TV

    "If I had to bet on a player to deal with the calendar Grand Slam and all that New York brings, Serena can handle it, she'll be fine."

  59. Post update

    Steffi Graf
  60. 'Serena has great personality'

    Williams 6-4 6-4 Muguruza

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC TV

    "I love these moments. She's on Centre Court, she's sharing with fans and then you get her with her own crew and she's softer. I wish we saw more of those moments from Serena."

  61. Post update

    Williams 6-4 6-4 Muguruza

    Serena Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou greets his charge as she heads back to the locker-room, she slaps two hands on his chest as his eyes open wide in delight.

    She tells him she will catch him upstairs after changing.

    Before craftily sneaking off to pose alongside her newly painted entry on the winners' board.

    Can't miss a photo op.

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  63. Post update

    Williams 6-4 6-4 Muguruza

    Tracy Austin

    Two-time US Open champion on BBC TV


    "Serena takes that one monstrous shot and gets a shorter ball from her opponent and because of that she really controls the point.

    "The crowd wanted more of a contest and you have to hand it to Garbine Muguruza. She hung in there and competed well in her first Grand Slam final."

  64. Post update

    Serena Williams heads out onto the members' pavilion balcony to wave to the crowds below in the All England grounds. They will be people who have watched her win on the big screen rather than in the flesh on Centre Court.

    Her agent Jill Smoller arrives on the scene to grab her own smartphone snap.

    "Are you a member?!" inquires Williams accusingly, but in jest.

  65. 'Serena is scary'

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC TV

    "I guarantee you after Wimbledon last year she would have said 'how are we going to come back?'.

    "Serena Williams, on top of being the greatest physical specimen we've seen, she's thinking through matches now and that's scary.

    "She's playing against history and I've never seen her so focused. It's been an amazing thing to see. She cares now more than I've ever seen her."

  66. Post update

    Williams 6-4 6-4 Muguruza

    Tracy Austin

    Two-time US Open champion on BBC TV


    "She is looking at history now. It is not just about a sixth Wimbledon title, it is about the 21st Grand Slam title. It is really important for her to be thought of as the greatest player of all time."

  67. Post update

    Interesting call from Andy Roddick back in the BBC television studio that experience is overrated in big sporting finals.

    "Give me confidence over experience every time," he says, citing Maria Sharapova's win over Serena at the 2004 final as a teenager. Sharapova has not repeated that feat in the last 11 years.

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  69. 'Match always in Serena's hands'

    Williams 6-4 6-4 Muguruza

    Tracy Austin

    Two-time US Open champion on BBC TV


    "I think Garbine Muguruza has a lot of fans now. She competed so well, came out quickly and it was Serena who started slowly. This match, though, was always in Serena's hands. Once she stepped up and got her rhythm she was a huge, huge favourite in a match like this. There was a lot on the line for her."

  70. 'Serena earned it'

    Williams 6-4 6-4 Muguruza

    Andy Roddick

    Former world number one on BBC TV

    "Knowing Serena as I have done my whole life, Serena will be thinking about that calendar Grand Slam in five minutes.

    "The most predictable this thing in the entire tournament is Serena winning. But the draw she went through - Venus, Azarenka, Watson, Sharapova - she earned it."

  71. Post update

    Williams 6-4 6-4 Muguruza


    Serena Williams strolls back to the locker room, balancing the Venus Rosewater Dish on her head.

    You get plenty of practice when you have won five previously.

    I think that you get a smaller replica to keep. She can probably spin those on sticks simultaneously.

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  73. 'Williams ultimate sportswoman'

    Lindsay Davenport

    1999 Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    Serena and Garbine

    "Their longevity and the way they've changed, the Williams sisters much different than when they came on Tour. Serena is now the ultimate sportswoman out there."

  74. Post update

    Williams 6-4 6-4 Muguruza


    Serena Williams strikes a one-legged pose in front of the snappers.

    Garbine Muguruza sets off on a slightly more downbeat lap of honour to accept the barrage of congratulations and commiserations from the crowd.

  75. I'm having so much fun - Williams

    Williams 6-4 6-4 Muguruza

    More from Serena Williams' interview with Sue Barker: "There was definitely pressure towards the end. Garbine started playing really well and I just had to think to stay out there and work really hard.

    "I am having so much fun out on the court. Everyday is a pleasure to be playing and winning Wimbledon."

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  77. How many titles can Williams win?

    Williams 6-4 6-4 Muguruza

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "Serena Williams will get to 25 Grand Slams and some annoying person somewhere will come up with another achievement that she hasn't done and she will figure out another way to motivate herself to keep going.

    "It comes down to health at the end of the day. If you are still playing well, arguably better, it is pretty hard to stop. If she is able to handle nerves etc she will be able to go as long as she wants to."

  78. I can't believe it - Williams

    Williams 6-4 6-4 Muguruza

    Serena Williams on the BBC: "It feels so good. Garbine played so well. I didn't even know it was over because she was fighting so hard at the end. She will be holding this trophy very, very soon. I am happy it was such a great match. Thanks to everyone in my box.

    "I can't believe I am standing here with another Serena Slam. It is so cool. It has been a pleasure and an honour to give so many years in this unbelievable place."

  79. Post update

    Williams 6-4 6-4 Muguruza


    Serena Williams breaks her embargo on talk of the Serena Slam - it would be strange if she had continued the policy having bagged all four of the Grand Slams in succession - but is immediately reminded by Sue Barker that attention will switch to whether she can seal her first calendar-year Grand Slam of the US Open.

    Serena sticks her fingers in her ears.

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  82. I can't talk now - Muguruza

    Williams 6-4 6-4 Muguruza

    "I enjoyed it a lot. I mean, I cannot talk. I don't have words to say how I feel. I'm very proud and happy to be here," says Garbine Muguruza.

    Asked if grass is now her favourite surface, she replies: "Yes. In Spain we don't have that much grass but I'm going to change things now.

    "A Grand Slam final for me is a dream come true and I also want to say congrats to Serena, showing that she's world number one."

  83. Post update

    Garbine Muguruza starts her runners-up speech by admitting that the occasion has robbed her of words...

  84. Post update

    Pat Cash

    1987 Wimbledon champion

    "Wow what a performance by Serena Williams. One of the greatest players the game has ever seen."

  85. Post update

    Serena Williams celebrates with the women's trophy

    Next Serena Williams, who gets to grips with the Venus Rosewater Dish for a sixth time.

    That is going to look just dandy on the Williams dining table.

  86. Post update

    The Union-Jack draped table is laid out, the ball kids stand to attention along the net and the gong handover can begin.

    First to be called up is Garbine Muguruza. And the Spaniard gets a long, lasting standing ovation from the crowd. Serena joins in and the floodgates are creaking for the composed Muguruza. A tear is wiped away from under her visor.

  87. Williams wins sixth Wimbledon title

    Williams 6-4 6-4 Muguruza

    John Inverdale

    BBC Sport commentator

    Serena Williams celebrates

    "She has done it. Serena is Wimbledon champion for the sixth time. Two more Grand Slam titles to set a record that will go on and on. The queen of Centre Court once more."

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  89. Post update

    Williams 6-4 6-4 Muguruza

    The match finished on a strangely eerie moment. Muguruza punting long, then challenging, but realising that it was a lost cause.

    It rather denied Serena the full flop-to-the-floor moment of victory. It was more a slow penny dropping that the full SW19 jackpot of delight dropping from the ceiling.

  90. Williams wins sixth Wimbledon title

    Lindsay Davenport

    1999 Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "This young lady, Muguruza, has a lot to be proud of. She fought incredibly hard today but you can see the disappointment and the sadness."

  91. Williams wins sixth Wimbledon title

    Williams 6-4 6-4 Muguruza

  92. Williams wins sixth Wimbledon title

    Williams 6-4 6-4 Muguruza

    Serena Williams celebrates

    Serena Williams buries her faces in her hands, before throwing her head back to the heavens.

    That is her sixth Wimbledon title, her 21st Grand Slam crown.

    And Centre Court might have wanted a longer match, but they can't begrudge those numbers as they rise to acclaim the victor.

  93. Three match points Williams

    Williams 6-4 5-4 Muguruza*

    A double fault on the opening point. A lucky netcord that squirms over to Muguruza's side and out of her reach.

    Love-thirty and Serena is two points away.

    Muguruza long. Championship point.

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  95. Post update

    Williams 6-4 5-4 Muguruza*

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "That is why this crowd is buzzing. They cannot believe a match is still being played. I wonder what both of them are thinking right now?"

  96. Post update

    Williams 6-4 5-4 Muguruza*

    John Inverdale

    BBC Sport commentator

    "Garbine is going for it and gets a standing ovation. Whatever happens now for Garbine that was brilliant. She was on the ropes a few moments ago."

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  98. Muguruza breaks

    Williams 6-4 5-4 Muguruza*


    Now, what do we have here?

    Garbine Muguruza has climbed back from six feet under and a double break down.

    Serena Williams looking jittery. But Muguruza now has to serve to stay in the match. It would be a heck of a waste to do all the hard work and throw that lifeline away...

  99. Muguruza with break point

    *Williams 6-4 5-3 Muguruza

    A fifth break point as Muguruza prevails in a 14-stroke rally. Centre Court exhorting more from the Spaniard.

  100. Williams saves break point

    *Williams 6-4 5-3 Muguruza

    Garbine Muguruza with break-back point to take the second set back on serve. And that is a flea's whisker away, Hawk-Eye calling her forehand wide.

    Back to deuce.

  101. Muguruza saves match point

    *Williams 6-4 5-3 Muguruza

    Championship point via an ace.

    Muguruza batters back from the brink with a gutsy and inch-perfect winner.

  102. Williams back to deuce

    *Williams 6-4 5-3 Muguruza


    Serena Williams with an ace. One break point back in the bag.

    Muguruza's return is called out. Two saved.

    A string-straining ace down the middle. Back to deuce.

  103. Muguruza with three break points

    *Williams 6-4 5-3 Muguruza

    Serena Williams is getting a bad case of white-line fever.

    She berates her players' box as she delivers a double fault. Muguruza adds to her troubles with a fine cross-court backhand winner for 0-30.

    Muguruza with a crackerjack return! 0-40 and three break-back points!

  104. Muguruza holds

    *Williams 6-4 5-3 Muguruza

    Williams wide. She will have to do it with the balls up her end.

    A second chance to serve out for the title coming up...

  105. Muguruza taken to deuce

    Williams 6-4 5-2 Muguruza*

    Are some sinews starting to tighten in Serena's racquet arm? She sprays a forehand well wide for 40-15.

    Perhaps not, as she absolutely flattens a forehand return, casually whacking a winner down the line for 40-30. Muguruza into the net and we are into deuce with the end beckoning once more...

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  107. Post update

    Williams 6-4 5-2 Muguruza*

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "Despite her horrific start and despite Muguruza getting everything she wanted at the start, Serena has played hard to get into this lead and it will be hard to imagine her blowing it."

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  109. Muguruza breaks

    Williams 6-4 5-2 Muguruza*


    Keep the champagne on ice, don't prop up the trestle table just yet.

    Garbine Muguruza holds up the presentation with some nihilistic hitting. Just a footnote?

    She has to hold serve to stay alive next.

  110. Muguruza three break points

    *Williams 6-4 5-1 Muguruza

    Serena Williams pumps long as Garbine Muguruza puts the hammer down and hits out.

    0-40 and three break-back points for Muguruza...

  111. Williams serving for the title

    *Williams 6-4 5-1 Muguruza

    Garbine Muguruza nips back the first point.

    Double fault hands her another for 0-30 as Serena's serve gremlins return.

  112. Post update

    *Williams 6-4 5-1 Muguruza

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "Right now it feels like Garbine has no idea how to hit a forehand. At this particularly time, with the way the forehand is totally off, she can only hope Serena's level drops, just to keep it close even."

  113. Williams breaks

    *Williams 6-4 5-1 Muguruza

    Just over the hour gone and Serena will serve for Grand Slam number 21 next.

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  115. Three break points for Williams

    Williams 6-4 4-1 Muguruza*

    Garbine Muguruza in meltdown as she slides to 0-30. Ten points in a row for Williams.

    Make that 11 as Muguruza clumps a backhand long.

  116. Post update

    Williams 6-4 4-1 Muguruza*


    Serena Williams is straining on the reins, sensing the winners' enclosure is just a sniff away.

    She holds to love with her eighth and ninth aces of the match. Her sights are locked on Muguruza with her finger on the trigger.

  117. Post update

    *Williams 6-4 3-1 Muguruza

    Pat Cash

    1987 Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "The unforced errors are coming thick and fast at the moment from Muguruza. I do like the way she attacks any short ball, though, she needs to keep doing that."

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  119. Williams breaks

    *Williams 6-4 3-1 Muguruza


    Serena Williams is suddenly reading the Garbine Muguruza serve like it is the Hungry Caterpillar.

    She knows every twist and turn of the Muguruza tee-off - there are not many, she tends to ping it wide on every one.

    She breaks as Muguruza cuffs long and that may well be the match canned.

  120. Post update

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    Serena Williams serves

    "The fact that Serena does not take her opponents for granted, the way I thought she did in the past, has really helped her overcome those moments when she is not playing her best. She competes harder at this age than she ever has."

  121. Post update

    Lindsay Davenport

    1999 Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "Serena has momentum on her side. She is controlling the match with that serve."

  122. Post update

    Williams 6-4 2-1 Muguruza*

    Garbine Muguruza could have taken a seat in the Royal Box for that game.

    Serena Williams does not have to play a second shot in the first five points.

    An ace followed up by two double-faults. 15-30. Before two bazooka serve take her back to 40-30.

    Muguruza lures her long to take the game to deuce when a rally finally does break out, but a 123mph ace and another service winner shuts the door decisively.

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  125. Post update

    *Williams 6-4 1-1 Muguruza

    Better for Garbine Muguruza.

    She holds to love in a game that suggests she is more steel than soufflé in the top six inches.

  126. Post update

    Williams 6-4 1-0 Muguruza*

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "Garbine Muguruza was enjoying herself up until a few minutes ago. I am not sure if she is now, with the way things have turned. She needs to turn the tide again."

  127. Post update

    Williams 6-4 1-0 Muguruza*


    What follows that first set going Williams' way?

    A dispirited Garbine Muguruza flattened to the width of a cigarette paper by the Serena bulldozer?

    Or Williams coming off the pedal and allowing her opponent back into it as she has before?

    It looks like the former judging by the first game of the second set. Muguruza's forehand is off the leash, flying long and wide as she folds out of the game to 15.

  128. Post update

    *Williams 6-4 Muguruza

    John Inverdale

    BBC Sport commentator

    "Those three double faults at the start of the match are a distant memory now for Serena Williams."

  129. Post update

    *Williams 6-4 Muguruza

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  131. Game and first set

    *Williams 6-4 Muguruza


    And two points is all it takes.

    A double fault raises its ugly head for the first time as Garbine Muguruza twangs the net to hand over advantage.

    Williams with a block-busting forehand. Job done and those first-game wobbles seem a long long time ago.

  132. Muguruza taken to deuce

    Williams 5-4 Muguruza*

    Centre Court

    Garbine Muguruza is having to turn the power dial up to keep a lid on Serena Williams.

    Whether her technique can handle the extra voltage is another thing. She balloons a backhand long to slip to deuce from 40-30.

    Williams two points away from the opener. Centre Court is gripped.

  133. Post update

    Williams 5-4 Muguruza*

    Lindsay Davenport

    1999 Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "Serena has been constantly fighting to get back into this and has now found her rhythm and found her groove."

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  135. Post update

    Williams 5-4 Muguruza*

    Serena Williams celebrated that break of serve in the last game with a clenched fist and gritted teeth towards her box.

    There are more claws and jaws in evidence as she hammers a smash away for 40-15. She thumps away a backhand winner as Muguruza can only fend a return back to midcourt.

    Williams is ahead on the scoreboard for the first time.

  136. Post update

    *Williams 4-4 Muguruza

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "We have seen the 'C' Serena and now we are seeing the 'B' Serena. I wonder when the 'A' Serena will arrive?"

  137. Williams breaks

    *Williams 4-4 Muguruza


    Muguruza saves the first break point with an ace and is on top as a rally breaks out on the second.

    She cannot kill off Serena Williams though and the top seed forces her to play another ball. Over the baseline and parity on the scoreboard.

  138. Two break points for Williams

    Williams 3-4 Muguruza*

    An exchange of big forehand slaps allows Serena to show the Spanish upstart who is boss as she batters a winning angle. Muguruza long, and then wide.

    15-40 and two break-back points for Serena Williams.

  139. Post update

    Williams 3-4 Muguruza*

    Lindsay Davenport

    1999 Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    Serena Williams

    "The way Garbine has started out will have given her a lot of hope. She was able to win almost 80% of her second serve against Serena at the French Open last year, and she will need more of the same today."

  140. Post update

    Williams 3-4 Muguruza*

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "Serena's game is still not where she wants it, but it is getting there."

  141. Post update

    Williams 3-4 Muguruza*

    Venus Williams greets Anna Wintour

    Air kisses so big between Venus Williams and Vogue editor Anna Wintour that there is room for a whole other head in between the two of them.

    Garbine Muuruza could only offer token resistance in that last game as well with Serena's clubbing power gathering it up to love.

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  143. Muguruza saves two break points

    *Williams 2-4 Muguruza

    That was the first real twitchy, yippy bit of play from Garbine Muguruza as a string of errors offer up 15-40 and two break points.

    The devil-may-care, do-or-die mindset returns though as she slugs away two massive forehands to save both.

    And then a crackerjack serve out wide, pulls Serena all out of shape.

  144. Post update

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    Novak Djokovic

    "Novak Djokovic has finished his session ahead of Sunday's final and is winding down by playing a different kind of game with his coaches and practice partners.

    "Standing at the net, the idea is to throw a ball and get it to stop as near as possible to the baseline. Boris Becker just nailed it and celebrated by moonwalking, which is some achievement with his dodgy hips."

  145. Post update

    Williams 2-3 Muguruza*

    Serena Williams is still looking a little clumsy off the ground. A horribly-timed forehand curls between the tramlines to give Garbine Muguruza 30-15.

    But the service is spluttering into life. The first serve climbs up to 44% and a big roller of a tee-off barges through to seal the game.

  146. Post update

    *Williams 1-3 Muguruza

    Lindsay Davenport

    1999 Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    Garbine Muguruza serves

    "Dream start for Garbine. This is what she needed to give herself the belief that she can do this."

  147. Post update

    *Williams 1-3 Muguruza

    Garbine Muguruza thinks she has fired an ace down the middle to close out the game. The line judge disagrees, and so does Hawk-Eye.

    Never mind. That is what second serves are for. The Spaniard cannons down another whopper and Serena scraped-back return flies long.

  148. Post update

    Williams 1-2 Muguruza*

    Pat Cash

    1987 Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live


    "Nerves can last a long time when you are playing. They can last a whole set and at the moment Serena is taking a while to get settled."

  149. Muguruza taken to deuce

    Williams 1-2 Muguruza*

    Garbine Muguruza plucks her first ace out of the quiver to move to 30-15.

    Serena Williams is a bit more hunter than hunted now though, advancing to flick away a forehand and then clout away an overhead to take the game to deuce.

  150. Post update

    Williams 1-2 Muguruza*

    Lindsay Davenport

    1999 Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "Garbine has gone straight up the middle with every return. Hitting it hard back at Serena."

  151. Post update

    Williams 1-2 Muguruza*

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV


    "Last time I saw Serena get that angry with herself was playing Lucie Safaravoa in the French Open final. She was screaming at herself, not all the words were pleasant either. It looked like Safarova was intimidated but you don't get the feeling that Muguruza is intimidated in the same way."

  152. Post update

    Williams 1-2 Muguruza*

    Serena Williams' first-serve percentage is wallowing around down in the mid-30s and she finds herself backed up to 0-30.

    She screams with delight as she finally nails a first attempt off the oche for 30-30.

    The pinging power of Williams is starting to show through and she hustles Muguruza out of the game.

    Muguruza should be making hay while the Williams game goes through a blip. Because it can get intense very quickly.

  153. Post update

    *Williams 0-2 Muguruza

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "Dream start for Garbine Muguruza. Serena Williams is showing signs of nerves, trying to get that Serena Slam."

  154. Post update

    *Williams 0-2 Muguruza

    "We're doomed, all doomed!" Serena Williams' body language is as upbeat as Dad's Army's Sergeant Fraser.

    She dumps a forehand return into the net to hand over 40-15 and then over-compensates flopping a second-serve return clear over the baseline to allow Muguruza through.

  155. Post update

    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    Serena Williams

    "Serena Williams appears, so far at least, to be the more uptight of the two. Three double faults in one game? What are the odds of that? It will give Garbine some confidence that is for sure. She will think 'wait a minute, maybe we are both nervous'."

  156. Muguruza breaks

    Williams 0-1 Muguruza*

    The fourth break point is the clincher for Garbine Muguruza as Serena strays over the baseline with a groundstroke under little pressure.

    Points seeping away from Williams. Her game was as untidy as a teenage bedroom in that opener.

  157. Three break points saved by Serena

    *Williams 0-0 Muguruza

    Serena Williams serves

    A third double-fault! The Serena serve, normally impregnable, is coughing up free points all over Centre Court.

    Serena saves one as Muguruza cuffs into the net.

    Another break point to to deal with though as Muguruza crunches away a return winner.

    Muguruza long on return. Serena off the hook.

    A similar story on a third break point. But Serena is making heavy weather of this...

  158. Williams taken to deuce

    *Williams 0-0 Muguruza


    Drake's here.

    The Canadian star, of whom no-one around me can name a single hit, is in his seat to see Serena Williams duff down a double fault on the opening point.

    Normal service resumed as Serena cannons away a forehand winner for 40-15.

    Hang on, there are still some teething problems with Serena tee-off. A second double-fault and we are to deuce.

  159. Post update

    We are ready. Serena Williams to serve. Centre Court a picture.

    Let's go.

  160. Post update

    Serena Williams

    A certain Mr Federer proved yesterday that there is life in the 33-year-old dogs yet.

    "One minute," is the call from the high chair.

    We are about to find out if Williams can similarly keep the kids in check.

  161. Post update

    Lindsay Davenport

    1999 Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "This is such a big stage but Garbine's semi-final match was one of her first times on Centre Court but she loved it. She embraced the opportunity."

  162. Post update

    Williams v Muguruza

    Serena Williams has packed away her giant earphones and pulled out her racquet.

    I'm pretty sure I have seen her advertising some wireless versions earbuds, but she is knocking up without a soundtrack.

    A check on Garbine Muguruza's nerves: She looks loose-limbed and steady-nerved, directing Serena to put up some practice smashes for her and