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LONDON (AP) — Garbine Muguruza (GAHR'-been moo-gah-ROO'-thuh) already knew what it's like to lose to a Williams in the Wimbledon final. Now she knows how it feels to beat one for a championship at the All England Club. Muguruza powered her way to her first title at Wimbledon by beating Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0. Two years ago, in her first Grand Slam final, Muguruza lost to Williams' younger sister, Serena. It's the second Grand Slam title for the Spaniard, who also won the French Open last year.
LONDON (AP) — After losing today's Wimbledon final to Garbine Muguruza (GAHR'-been moo-gah-ROO'-thuh), Venus Williams will move on to World Team Tennis. She'll play her sixth season for the Washington Kastles, starting July 24 in Philadelphia against the Freedoms. The six-team coed league also features Wimbledon semifinalist Sam Querrey (KWEER'-ee), John Isner and Maria Sharapova.
LONDON (AP) — There is one American champion at Wimbledon this year. Claire Liu became the first American in 25 years to win the junior title at Wimbledon. The California teen beat Ann Li of Pennsylvania 6-2, 5-7, 6-2. The last American to win the title was Chanda Rubin in 1992. The final was the first at Wimbledon between two American juniors since 1979 when Mary Lou Piatek beat Alysia Moulton.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation of tells The Associated Press that the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed in principle on a one-year deal with Rajon Rondo. The person says Rondo is expected to sign his contract next week and the terms are still being finalized. The deal would join Rondo with fellow Kentucky Wildcats Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee will avoid jail time after pleading guilty to an assault charge that stemmed from a 2016 fight in a parking lot in Kentucky. The Daily News reports the former Western Kentucky University standout pleaded guilty yesterday to assault under extreme emotional disturbance. A judge ordered Higbee to pay the victim an undisclosed amount and perform 250 hours of community service. Higbee also can't own or possess a gun.
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