Muguruza beat Venus Williams to win the Wimbledon title

Garbine Muguruza

Venus Williams has fallen short in winning her sixth Wimbledon title, losing to Garbine Muguruza 7-5, 6-0 in Saturday’s women’s final.

At 37, Williams was bidding to become the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam championship. Serena Williams holds the record, winning the Australian Open in January at age 35.

After the match, Venus Williams was asked if she had a message for Serena, who is home awaiting the birth of her first child.

“I miss you,” Venus said. “I tried my best to do the same things you do. I think there will be other opportunities. I do.”

Muguruza, 23, of Spain won last year’s French Open, the first Grand Slam title of her career. In 2015 at Wimbledon she lost to Serena in the final.

Venus Williams last won Wimbledon in 2008. Earlier this year, she advanced to the Australian Open final, where she lost to Serena. It’s the first time she’s reached multiple Grand Slam finals in a year since 2003.


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