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Williams books French Open final date with Muguruza

Serena Williams impressed yet again in Paris. Credit: PA

Defending champion Serena Williams will meet Garbine Muguruza in the women's singles French Open final after dispatching Kiki Bertens 7-6 6-4.

Muguruza earlier booked her place in the Roland Garros final with a convincing 6-2 6-4 victory over Samantha Stosu.

Andy Murray takes on defending men's champion Stan Wawrinka for a place in the men's final on ITV4 from 2pm, while Novak Djokovic's last four showdown with Dominic Thiem is live on ITV.com/FrenchOpen.

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Serena Williams praises Sharapova's honesty over failed drugs test

Serena Williams reacted to the news of Maria Sharapova failing a drugs test by saying she Credit: RTV

Serena Williams said she was "surprised and shocked" like everyone else to hear that fellow tennis player Maria Sharapova had failed a drugs test but praised her honesty in coming forward.

The women's world No. 1 tennis player said: "I think like everyone else said most people were surprised and shocked by Maria.

"But at the same time I think most people were happy that she was upfront and very honest and showed a lot of courage to admit to what she had done and what she had neglected to look at."

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Williams wins sixth Wimbledon championship

Serena Williams grew into the game. Credit: PA

Garbine Muguruza was no match for Serena Williams in the end, as the American earned her sixth Wimbledon championship.

The young Spaniard started well, but Williams began to dominate, taking the first set 6-4.

Williams looked set to ease to the win when she was 5-1 up in the second, but Muguruza fought back to 5-4, but Williams broke back to win 6-4.

Read more: Williams confirms domination after Wimbledon win

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