French Open final between Serena and Muguruza gets underway

PARIS (AP) The French Open final between top-ranked Serena Williams and fourth-seeded Garbine Muguruza has started.

Under cloudy skies and in a damp atmosphere, Williams won the first point of the match - as Muguruza sent a backhand long - and held her serve at love.

This is the second time that Muguruza and Williams are playing each other at Roland Garros. Two years ago, Williams was upset 6-2, 6-2 in the second round by her Spanish rival.

At age 34, the American is bidding to earn her 22nd major championship and equal Steffi Graf's Open-era record. She is the defending champion in Paris.

The 22-year-old Muguruza is playing in her second Grand Slam final after losing to Serena in the 2015 Wimbledon final.

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