French Open final between Serena and Muguruza gets underway
PARIS: The French Open final between top-ranked Serena Williams and fourth-seeded Garbine Muguruza has started.
Under cloudy skies and in a damp atmosphere, Williams won the first point of the match — as Muguruza sent a backhand long — and held her serve at love.
This is the second time that Muguruza and Williams are playing each other at Roland Garros. Two years ago, Williams was upset 6-2, 6-2 in the second round by her Spanish rival.
At age 34, the American is bidding to earn her 22nd major championship and equal Steffi Graf's Open-era record. She is the defending champion in Paris.
The 22-year-old Muguruza is playing in her second Grand Slam final after losing to Serena in the 2015 Wimbledon final.