Garbine Muguruza's win heralds a new era, says Billie Jean King

Paris: Billie Jean King heralded Garbine Muguruza's French Open victory as a changing of the guard in women's tennis.

Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King

The Spaniard produced a stunning display of power tennis at Roland Garros to defeat defending champion Serena Williams 7-5, 6-4 before collecting the trophy from King.

At 22, Muguruza joins two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova as the only grand slam winners born in the 1990s.

King, a 12-time grand slam singles champion, said: "The changing of the guard is starting. She's the one everyone's been talking about, for two years anyway. The kid's got such power and she wants it. Her backhand's just phenomenal, and her forehand too."

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