Unusually for her, Williams did let on that she might just put in a scouting call to Serena Williams, her sister on a pregnancy hiatus, who edged Muguruza, 6-4, 6-4, in the 2015 Wimbledon final, the first of Muguruza's three Grand Slam finals.
Two weeks on from the meltdown, the 37-year-old will walk out on Center Court at the All England Club in London to contest the 131st Ladies' Singles Final at Wimbledon - her ninth - knowing a win would make her the oldest female Grand Slam champion in the Open Era of tennis. It's her physio. I mean, I know she acts like this all the time.
This time, with the Centre Court roof closed because of rain earlier in the day, the 23-year-old Muguruza was too good down the stretch. She was asked about that match the other day, in this, her 75th major championship. "She's such an unbelievable person, and she's so nice, and she's been through a lot obviously, but we are always rooting for her". "She's so nice and she's been through a lot obviously, but we are always rooting for her".
Muguruza will face the elder Williams sister, in pursuit of her sixth Wimbledon title. She became even more aggressive following her defeat against Barbora Strycova at Eastbourne last month and is unlikely to switch gears at this point. I really enjoyed watching her.
"I've never played her on grass, so that becomes definitely a different factor".
Spain's Garbine Muguruza holds up The Venus Rosewater Dish as she celebrates beating United States player Venus Williams to win the women's singles final on the twelfth day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 15, 2017. In the victory, Muguruza won 74 percent of her first serve points and 69 percent of her second serve points. "I guess it's a nice club to be a part of, but I'm looking to keep getting better", she said. And I'll have time, it will be fun. In sport especially, you have injuries.
Roger Federer: old man in a young man's game, playing young the way Tom Brady was still playing young at the last Super Bowl at 39, going on 40. "I'll want to try to continue to play like I have in all these matches that I've played so far". "That's what I try to do".
Williams' opponent in the finals is Garbine Muguruza who trounced unseeded M. Rybáriková in straight sets in their semifinal encounter. "It's wonderful to have the opportunity to play well and to be strong", said Venus.
Decades on, a women's event deemed wide-open wound up with two finalists who play big. "That's where I want to be".
Now, the Spaniard has a chance to win her second Grand Slam title, and if she beats Williams in the final, she'll create some tennis history of her own. "But, you know, to have her by my side gives me also this confidence of having someone that has won before".