LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):
Serena Williams has taken the first set in the Wimbledon final.
The top-seeded American, who is one set away from completing a second “Serena Slam” with her fourth straight major championship, leads Garbine Muguruza 6-4 after the first set.
Williams was broken in her opening service game, but she broke her opponent twice at the end of the set to win four straight games and take the lead.
Serena Williams is back on serve in the Wimbledon final.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion broke Garbine Muguruza to even the score at 4-4 in the first set.
Serena Williams is still down a break, trailing 3-2 with Garbine Muguruza to serve.
Williams, who is looking to win her fourth straight major title, was broken in the opening game but has held her serve twice since.
Serena Williams has gone down an early break in the Wimbledon final. Garbine Muguruza leads 1-0 and is serving.
Serena Williams will serve first in the Wimbledon final.
The top-seeded American, who is looking to win her fourth straight major title, is facing Garbine Muguruza on Saturday on Centre Court.
A victory on Saturday would put Williams three-fourths of the way to a calendar-year Grand Slam. Steffi Graf was the last player to win all four major titles in the same year, in 1988.
Several former champions are expected to be in the Royal Box for Saturday’s women’s final at Wimbledon.
Martina Navratilova, Maria Bueno, Jana Novotna and Virginia Wade are just some of the greats that will watch the final on Centre Court alongside other invited guests.
Centre Court will host three matches on Saturday, starting with the main event between Serena Williams and Garbine Muguruza. After the women’s final will be the men’s doubles final, followed by the women’s doubles final.
The last match will feature another former winner at the All England Club, 1997 singles champion Martina Hingis. The Swiss player is teaming with Sania Mirza in women’s doubles at this year’s tournament.
The chair umpire for the women’s final at Wimbledon will be Alison Hughes.
The 43-year-old Hughes, who is from northern England, has chaired the women’s final at the All England Club five times previously, as well as finals at the other three major tournaments.
In Saturday’s final on Centre Court, five-time champion Serena Williams will face Garbine Muguruza, a 21-year-old Spaniard who is making her first appearance in a major final.
As is customary, the Duke of Kent will present the winner’s trophy after the women’s final at Wimbledon on Saturday.
The duke is the president of the All England Club.
Serena Williams will be playing for a sixth Wimbledon title against Garbine Muguruza, a 21-year-old Spaniard who is making her first appearance in a major final.
It’s women’s final day at Wimbledon, with Serena Williams going for her fourth straight major title against 21-year-old Spaniard Garbine Muguruza.
Play is due to start at 2 p.m. on Centre Court.
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