Garbine Muguruza has achieved a remarkable piece of history after demolishing Venus Williams to win her maiden Wimbledon title.
Muguruza denied Venus a fairytale sixth crown at age 37 with an explosive 7-5 6-0 win to add the sport's most famous trophy to her 2016 French Open title.
That title at Roland Garros came against Serena Williams, making Muguruza the only player in history to beat both Williams sisters in separate grand slam finals.
"When I knew I was playing Venus in the final, I was actually looking forward for it," Muguruza said, having brought down Serena at Roland Garros last year.
"People were surprised when I said in the French Open that I (wanted) Serena in the final.
"But that's the final. A Wimbledon final with Serena and (now) Venus ... you know, she won five times, so she knows how to play.
"For me, it was a challenge to have her, growing up watching her play. Everybody started laughing. But, in fact, is something incredible.
"I was so excited to go out there and win, especially over somebody like a role model."
Muguruza is the first Spanish woman to reign at Wimbledon since her now co-coach Conchita Martinez crushed Martina Navratilova's hopes of a 10th success in 1994.
Long tipped as the next player to dominate beyond the Williams era, Muguruza hopes her next grand slam title defence proves more successful than her shock first-round loss in Paris.
"It's not easy. It's very good when you win it, and it's hard after when you come back and you know you have to defend it," she said.
"But that's a good problem to have. I'm happy to be in this situation.
"I'm happy that once again I see myself winning a grand slam, something that is so hard to do.
"It means a lot. It means a lot of confidence."