The Latest: 15-year-old Zhuk wins girls title at Wimbledon

July 11, 2015

LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):


9:50 p.m.

Sofya Zhuk, a 15-year-old Russian, won the girls title at Wimbledon on Saturday.


Zhuk beat Anna Blinkova, also from Russia, 7-5, 6-4 on Court 1 at the All England Club to win her first junior Grand Slam title in only her second major tournament.


9:35 p.m.

Martina Hingis is a Wimbledon champion for the first time since 1998.

The 34-year-old Swiss player, already a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, teamed up with Sania Mirza of India to win the women's doubles title on Saturday.

Hingis and Mirza, the top-seeded team at the tournament, beat No. 2 Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina of Russia 5-7, 7-6 (4), 7-5, playing the final two games under the roof on Centre Court.

Makarova and Vesnina served for the match while leading 5-3 in the third set, but Makarova's serve was broken. After Mirza held to 5-5, the match was briefly suspended because of darkness so the roof could be closed.

When play resumed, Hingis and Mirza managed to break Vesnina before Hingis served out the match.

Hingis, whose past Wimbledon titles include women's doubles in 1996 and 1998, and singles in 1997, will go for another one in the mixed doubles final on Sunday with partner Leander Paes of India.


6:25 p.m.

Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands and Horia Tecau of Romania won the men's doubles title at Wimbledon on Saturday.

Rojer and Tecau beat Jamie Murray of Britain and John Peers of Australia 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4 on Centre Court.

Murray is the older brother of Andy Murray, the 2013 singles champion who lost to Roger Federer in Friday's semifinals. The Murrays were the first brothers to reach the semifinals in singles and doubles at the same Wimbledon since John and Neale Fraser did it in 1962.

Andy Murray watched Saturday's match from the stands.


3:36 p.m.

Serena Williams is the Wimbledon champion, again.

The American won her sixth title at the All England Club on Saturday, beating Garbine Muguruza of Spain 6-4, 6-4 in the women's final.

For Williams, it is her second ''Serena Slam'' - holding all four major titles at the same time.

If Williams can win the U.S. Open, she would become the first person to win a calendar-year Grand Slam since Steffi Graf in 1988.

Overall, it was the 21st major title for Williams, one shy of Graf's Open era record. Margaret Court holds the overall record with 24.


3:32 p.m.

Garbine Muguruza is back on serve after twice breaking Serena Williams in the second set of the Wimbledon final.

Muguruza lost the first set and still trails 5-4 in the second but is serving to even the second set.


3:10 p.m.

Serena Williams is up a break in the second set, leading 3-1 after taking the first set 6-4.


2:57 p.m.

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.


2:46 p.m.

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.


2:35 p.m.

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.


2:20 p.m.

Serena Williams has gone down an early break in the Wimbledon final. Garbine Muguruza leads 1-0 and is serving.


2:12 p.m.

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.


12:45 p.m.

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.


12:25 p.m.

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.


12:10 p.m.

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.


11:55 a.m.

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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