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Summary

  1. Muguruza beats Williams 7-5 6-4
  2. Muguruza wins first Grand Slam title
  3. Spain's first female champion since 1998
  4. Williams must wait for 22nd major title
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Live Reporting

By Caroline Chapman

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    That's one Roland Garros title wrapped up for 2016.

    Who's going to take the men's trophy - Andy Murray or Novak Djokovic?

    We'll bring you live commentary and updates from Sunday's final, which starts at 14:00 BST.

    But for now, on this page, it's au revoir! 

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  2. 'I can't explain what this title means to me'

    Garbine Muguruza wins French Open

    Champion Garbine Muguruza speaking again, with trophy in hand: "I can't explain with words what this title means to me. You work all your life to get here. I want to congratulate Serena, because she is one of the best players. I want to thank my group, my family. I've grown up playing on clay, so for me and Spain this is just amazing. Hopefully next year we'll be back."

    Garbine Muguruza
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    Roger Sorensen: I'm an American who was cheering for Garbiñe. The youth wins this match. Great tennis.  

  4. 'You will remain in my heart'

    Muguruza beats Williams to win French Open

    Runner-up Serena Williams, speaking in French, addresses the crowd on Philippe-Chatrier Court:

    "I would like to congratulate Garbine, she played very well today. I'd like to thank my camp too - we didn't win, but I hope we will try again next year.

    "It's very important for me to thank the crowd also. You will remain in my heart. Thank you."

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    Joel Newnham: It's the third slam in a row the women's champion has won a slam for the first time.

    Good shout, Joel. Muguruza follows Flavia Pennetta and Angelique Kerber.

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    Garbine Muguruza wins French Open

    The trophies are about to be presented to the two players. 

    Billy-Jean King - a former world number one herself - hands over the runners up plate to Serena Williams, who receives it with grace and poise, and even a little smile. It must be hard to muster that. 

    Garbine Muguruza stands up, waltzes forward with pride and is given the beautiful silver Coupe Suzanne Lenglen trophy.

    As the national anthem of Spain belts out, tears fill the eyes of the 22-year-old. What a moment. 

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    Russell Fuller

    BBC tennis correspondent in Paris

    "The top players are sensing now that Serena Williams is not quite as dominant as she was. Angelique Kerber didn't seem remotely fazed against her in the Australian Open, and Muguruza too had the courage of her convictions - she believed she could win."

  8. The champion speaks

    Garbine Muguruza wins French Open

    Here she is - the champion, Garbine Muguruza. She looks remarkably calm. I'd be blubbing my eyes out. 

    Speaking on court, she says: "I'm so, so excited - to play in a Grand Slam against one of the best players, it's the perfect final. I'm so happy. I had to be very ready and concentrated on all the points and just to fight as much as I can. All the matches I've played against her helped me. It's our favourite tournament in Spain and I want to thank all my Spanish supporters."

    Muguruza is only the second Spanish woman to win the tournament, the other bring Arantxa Sanchez Vicario.

    Garbine Muguruza
  9. Williams waits for 22

    Garbine Muguruza wins the French Open

    So the wait to equal Steffi Graf's Grand Slam singles record continues for Serena Williams.

    She hangs on 21 titles for another few weeks at least. 

    Serena Williams
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    C00p: Top tennis from Muguruza. Never seen anyone dominate Serena like her. Deserves this.

    Will Marsden: Great to see someone going toe-to-toe with Serena for power and winning. Doesn't happen very often!

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    Russell Fuller

    BBC tennis correspondent in Paris

    "Muguruza was the better player, and she did it against Serena Williams and all the experience and brooding presence she brings."

  12. Game, set and match

    Williams 5-7 4-6 Muguruza

    Your new French Open champion is Garbine Muguruza!

    The 22-year-old Spaniard can barely believe it as she lobs her final ball over Serena Williams and it just about touches in.

    She looks stunned. Stunned. As would you if you'd just beaten the world number one. 

    A star is born!

    Garbine Muguruza
  13. Championship point

    *Williams 5-7 4-5 Muguruza

    Here she goes then. What a moment for this young woman.

    Muguruza takes the first point after Williams screws up a forehand. 

    The fourth seed wait patiently for Williams' return to drop just wide. 30-0. 

    And the umpire is out of his chair to call Williams' next return long. Three championship points to Muguruza. 

    Garbine Muguruza
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    Jonathan Overend

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "What an intense game that was, a match within a match over 10 minutes."

  15. Williams holds to stall Muguruza

    Williams 5-7 4-5 Muguruza*

    There's never a good time to double fault, but this *really* isn't a good time. Serena Williams loses her advantage to take us back to deuce.

    But she's one up again with a pin-point winner. Can she serve it out? Yes, yes, yes.

    Garbine Muguruza hits long and the 22-year-old Spaniard will now serve for the title. 

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    Adam Pake: Regular houdini this Serena lass.

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    Williams 5-7 3-5 Muguruza*

    ANOTHER Championship point goes amiss for Muguruza. That's four now. Williams is hanging on by the skin of her teeth. 

    The world number one has the advantage. Does she take it? NO. She hits long. Back to deuce again - for the fourth time. 

  18. Williams fends off match point

    Williams 5-7 3-5 Muguruza*

    Oooooh, fighting talk from Serena Williams. She staves off two match points to bring the score to deuce. 

    Muguruza has the advantage again, but Williams saves once again. Deuce again. I'm so nervous...again.

    Serena Williams
  19. Match point

    Williams 5-7 3-5 Muguruza*

    Serena Williams looks crestfallen as a backhand goes into the net and the score moves to 15-15.

    The American lofts a backhand from the baseline but it goes long at the other end. 15-30.

    And she smashes into the net on the next point. You know what that means - Championship point Muguruza. 

    Serena Williams
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    Jana Novotna

    Former Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Muguruza hasn't played as well as she wanted to this season. But she's been working very hard on her game, in particular on improving her movement, because she's a very tall player. She's made some significant improvements and we're seeing that today."