Sports Wrap: Garbine Muguruza beats Venus Williams to clinch maiden Wimbledon; John Terry named Aston Villa’s new skipper & more

By NewsX Bureau | Updated: 16 July 2017 1:53 PM

Garbine Muguruza of Spain defeated American star player Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0 in the women’s singles final of Wimbledon on Saturday. This is the first Wimbledon title for the 23-year-old Muguruza, and also her 2nd Grand slam after the 2016 French Open. The winner, who entered the final with 15th rank, will now rise to world No. 5. Muguruza after clinching the title said that Venus has always been a “role model” to her since the starting of her tennis career.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton took the pole position for the 5th time at the British Grand Prix on Saturday, ahead of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel. The 3 -time world champion thrilled the fans with a quickest lap of 1min & 26.600 sec in the closing stages. The Mercedes driver was also the fastest during final free practice. The race will see the drivers battling it out to complete 52 laps of the 3.66 miles long circuit.

Britain’s defending champion Chris Froome grabbed the overall lead as Michael Matthews won the Stage 14 of the Tour de France on Saturday. Italy’s Fabio Aru was dropped in the last 500 metres of Stage and surrendered his yellow jersey. With Froome now on top of the overall standing, Fabio Aru remained at 2nd while Romain Bardet at 3rd postion.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that he believes Alexis Sanchez will remain at Arsenal beyond the summer and is confident the Chile star will sign a new contract. Wenger, who signed a new 2-year deal to remain as boss in May, insisted last week that Sanchez had not asked to leave the Gunners. Sanchez’s future has been the subject of speculation as he failed to sign a new deal and only has 1 year left on his current contract.

Former Chelsea captain John Terry has been named Aston Villa’s new skipper after joining the club following his departure from the blues. The 36-year old star player replaces defender James Chester as Villa captain for the 2017/18 campaign. The ex-England defender left Chelsea at the end of last season and signed a one-year deal at Villa earlier in July.

First Published | 16 July 2017 1:53 PM
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