Wimbledon 2015: Garbine Muguruza thanks SW19 crowd

Garbine Muguruza looked for the positives after her Wimbledon final defeat at the hands of Serena Williams

Garbine Muguruza paid tribute to the Wimbledon crowd after she suffered a straight-sets defeat by Serena Williams in Saturday’s final.

The Spaniard 21-year-old 20th seed lost 6-4 6-4 on Centre Court as the American claimed her 21st Grand Slam title and third of the year.

Muguruza, who was playing in her first Grand Slam final, said: “I couldn’t stop crying. So many people were clapping. I make all these people feel this in a tennis court? I felt special. It’s difficult to explain.”

Asked what she learnt about her run to the final at the All England Club, she continued: “I learned that every match is very important.

“The first rounds are really hard because you’re nervous. If you get through all these situations and you’re mentally tough, you have the chance to play like these kind of matches.

“I learned that it’s so hard, a Grand Slam. It’s two weeks with a lot of emotion. But I’m really happy.”

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