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Summary

  1. Muguruza beats Williams 7-5 6-4
  2. Muguruza wins first Grand Slam title
  3. Spain's first female champion since 1998
  4. Williams must wait for 22nd major title
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By Caroline Chapman

All times stated are UK

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That's one Roland Garros title wrapped up for 2016.

Who's going to take the men's trophy - Andy Murray or Novak Djokovic?

We'll bring you live commentary and updates from Sunday's final, which starts at 14:00 BST.

But for now, on this page, it's au revoir! 

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'I can't explain what this title means to me'

Garbine Muguruza wins French Open

Champion Garbine Muguruza speaking again, with trophy in hand: "I can't explain with words what this title means to me. You work all your life to get here. I want to congratulate Serena, because she is one of the best players. I want to thank my group, my family. I've grown up playing on clay, so for me and Spain this is just amazing. Hopefully next year we'll be back."

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Roger Sorensen: I'm an American who was cheering for Garbiñe. The youth wins this match. Great tennis.  

'You will remain in my heart'

Muguruza beats Williams to win French Open

Runner-up Serena Williams, speaking in French, addresses the crowd on Philippe-Chatrier Court:

"I would like to congratulate Garbine, she played very well today. I'd like to thank my camp too - we didn't win, but I hope we will try again next year.

"It's very important for me to thank the crowd also. You will remain in my heart. Thank you."

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Joel Newnham: It's the third slam in a row the women's champion has won a slam for the first time.

Good shout, Joel. Muguruza follows Flavia Pennetta and Angelique Kerber.

Garbine Muguruza wins French Open

The trophies are about to be presented to the two players. 

Billy-Jean King - a former world number one herself - hands over the runners up plate to Serena Williams, who receives it with grace and poise, and even a little smile. It must be hard to muster that. 

Garbine Muguruza stands up, waltzes forward with pride and is given the beautiful silver Coupe Suzanne Lenglen trophy.

As the national anthem of Spain belts out, tears fill the eyes of the 22-year-old. What a moment. 

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Russell Fuller

BBC tennis correspondent in Paris

"The top players are sensing now that Serena Williams is not quite as dominant as she was. Angelique Kerber didn't seem remotely fazed against her in the Australian Open, and Muguruza too had the courage of her convictions - she believed she could win."

The champion speaks

Garbine Muguruza wins French Open

Here she is - the champion, Garbine Muguruza. She looks remarkably calm. I'd be blubbing my eyes out. 

Speaking on court, she says: "I'm so, so excited - to play in a Grand Slam against one of the best players, it's the perfect final. I'm so happy. I had to be very ready and concentrated on all the points and just to fight as much as I can. All the matches I've played against her helped me. It's our favourite tournament in Spain and I want to thank all my Spanish supporters."

Muguruza is only the second Spanish woman to win the tournament, the other bring Arantxa Sanchez Vicario.

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Williams waits for 22

Garbine Muguruza wins the French Open

So the wait to equal Steffi Graf's Grand Slam singles record continues for Serena Williams.

She hangs on 21 titles for another few weeks at least. 

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C00p: Top tennis from Muguruza. Never seen anyone dominate Serena like her. Deserves this.

Will Marsden: Great to see someone going toe-to-toe with Serena for power and winning. Doesn't happen very often!

Russell Fuller

BBC tennis correspondent in Paris

"Muguruza was the better player, and she did it against Serena Williams and all the experience and brooding presence she brings."

Game, set and match

Williams 5-7 4-6 Muguruza

Your new French Open champion is Garbine Muguruza!

The 22-year-old Spaniard can barely believe it as she lobs her final ball over Serena Williams and it just about touches in.

She looks stunned. Stunned. As would you if you'd just beaten the world number one. 

A star is born!

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Championship point

*Williams 5-7 4-5 Muguruza

Here she goes then. What a moment for this young woman.

Muguruza takes the first point after Williams screws up a forehand. 

The fourth seed wait patiently for Williams' return to drop just wide. 30-0. 

And the umpire is out of his chair to call Williams' next return long. Three championship points to Muguruza. 

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Jonathan Overend

BBC Radio 5 live

"What an intense game that was, a match within a match over 10 minutes."

Williams holds to stall Muguruza

Williams 5-7 4-5 Muguruza*

There's never a good time to double fault, but this *really* isn't a good time. Serena Williams loses her advantage to take us back to deuce.

But she's one up again with a pin-point winner. Can she serve it out? Yes, yes, yes.

Garbine Muguruza hits long and the 22-year-old Spaniard will now serve for the title. 

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Adam Pake: Regular houdini this Serena lass.

Williams 5-7 3-5 Muguruza*

ANOTHER Championship point goes amiss for Muguruza. That's four now. Williams is hanging on by the skin of her teeth. 

The world number one has the advantage. Does she take it? NO. She hits long. Back to deuce again - for the fourth time. 

Williams fends off match point

Williams 5-7 3-5 Muguruza*

Oooooh, fighting talk from Serena Williams. She staves off two match points to bring the score to deuce. 

Muguruza has the advantage again, but Williams saves once again. Deuce again. I'm so nervous...again.

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Match point

Williams 5-7 3-5 Muguruza*

Serena Williams looks crestfallen as a backhand goes into the net and the score moves to 15-15.

The American lofts a backhand from the baseline but it goes long at the other end. 15-30.

And she smashes into the net on the next point. You know what that means - Championship point Muguruza. 

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Jana Novotna

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

"Muguruza hasn't played as well as she wanted to this season. But she's been working very hard on her game, in particular on improving her movement, because she's a very tall player. She's made some significant improvements and we're seeing that today."

*Williams 5-7 3-5 Muguruza

Hummm. Garbine Muguruza notches her fifth double fault of the set. Not ideal.

Luckily for her, she smashes over her third ace of the match to make things better.

And she overpowers Williams with a deep second serve to move to 40-15. 

Another ace sees her hold and leaves her one game away from her first Grand Slam title. Wow. 

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Matthew Vernon: I can't be the only one thinking how refreshing it is to see a player go toe to toe with Serena. First since Henin?

Williams 5-7 3-4 Muguruza*

Williams looks cool and composed as she moves to 30-0. She's not panicking just yet.

But Muguruza remains aggressive. She powers a backhand winner to snatch away a point from the world number one. 

The American steadies herself and takes the game. 

Jana Novotna

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

"That was a very impressive game from Muguruza. She played with a lot of power and a lot of precision."

*Williams 5-7 2-4 Muguruza

The pair do battle in two powerful rallies. Williams puts too much behind the ball and sends two wide of the lines.

Muguruza clenches her fist with joy as she holds. She's two games away from the trophy now. 

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Jordan Harrop: Thoroughly enjoying the Women's French Open Final! It's such a joy to watch and Muguruza is on fire!

Michael Maw: Garbiñe is Muguruthless right now (sorry).

Williams 5-7 2-3 Muguruza*

I'm not a massive fan of players screaming and shouting on court, but when Serena does it you know she's pumped up for the fight, and we like a good scrap here. 

She's 40-0 up, and although Muguruza pulls it back to 40-30, Williams is able to see it out.

And she lets out a lionesses-like roar to celebrate. 

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Jana Novotna

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

"Muguruza believes in herself and her game today really shows it. She's hitting with a lot of power and a lot of determination. She's really finding her range with the forehand and it's getting better and better."

*Williams 5-7 1-3 Muguruza

Do either of you want to hold serve for a bit? Ah, you do Garbine. Good news.

The fourth seed moves two games up in the second set with a forehand winner cross-court. 

Jonathan Overend

BBC Radio 5 live

"You sense a growing support for Muguruza around Chatrier. They are willing her towards the upset here."

Another break for Muguruza

Williams 5-7 1-2 Muguruza*

As the old proverb says: "If in doubt, whack an ace down the middle".

Williams does just that to take the opening point before Muguruza takes control to move to 15-30 with another wonderful forehand winner.

The world number one hits into the net with a backhand and it's double break point to the Spaniard.

And Garbine Muguruza breaks AGAIN to lead 2-1. Blimey.

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Williams breaks back

*Williams 5-7 1-1 Muguruza

Serena Williams has regrouped and now it's her chance to grab a break. 

Muguruza saves it with an ace to move to deuce but the advantage moves to Williams as the fourth seed hits into the net.

They both grunt and screech their way across the back of the court and it's Muguruza who wins out with a forehand. Deuce again.

But Williams takes the game after two double faults from Muguruza. Costly. 

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Ros Clarke: I love Serena, but it's so great to see her playing a worthy opponent for once.

Nana K: I think Serena is mentally weak and the heavy defeat of 2014 by Muguruza is going through her head. Still Serena...

Muguruza breaks again

Williams 5-7 0-1 Muguruza*

What's the world number one got up her sleeve? 

Erm, well, at the moment, she's got a few errors. Williams is 15-30 down. 

Make that 15-40, as Muguruza smashes cross-court. Two break points.

But she only needs one. The Spaniard is on fire (not literally).

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Russell Fuller

BBC tennis correspondent in Paris

"Garbine Muguruza is playing in her first clay-court final today. The last player to play their first clay-court final at the French Open was Natasha Zvereva in 1988."

Zvereva lost 6-0 6-0 to Steffi Graf in 34 minutes.

Jonathan Overend

BBC Radio 5 live

"It's been fearless from the start from Garbine Muguruza, she's been matching Williams for power and unlike so many in Grand Slam finals before her, you sense she really believes she can win this final."

Game and first set

*Williams 5-7 Muguruza

What a finish!

Garbine Muguruza has the advantage and takes the set with a wonderful finish into the bottom corner.

What a contest this is turning out to be. 

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Muguruza misses two set points

*Williams 5-6 Muguruza

The crowd are well behind Garbine Muguruza as she takes the advantage and earns set point.

On her second serve, she invites Williams into an aggressive exchange and the American comes out on top by slamming a forehand winner into empty space.

Back to deuce.

But Williams sends into the net and Muguruza has set point again...but she puts a forehand waaaaaaaaay past the whitewash. Deuce again. 

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Muguruza saves two break points

*Williams 5-6 Muguruza

Serena Williams is doing her bit. She nabs the first point on Muguruza's serve. 

And she moves to 15-30 as she launches aforehand winner straight down the middle whilst dangling in mid-air.

Muguruza double faults and hands Williams two break points.

The Spaniard saves one and saves a second with a wonderful ace. To deuce we go. 

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Jana Novotna

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

"Muguruza looks very composed on the court. She is putting a lot of pressure on Serena Williams and not showing any signs of nerves. Yes, she is making mistakes once in a while, but that's because she is playing a very aggressive style of tennis."