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Venus Williams: I tried my best to be like Serena

Venus: I tried my best to be like Serena

15/07/2017 at 15:18Updated 15/07/2017 at 16:25

Venus Williams insists she will continue to fight for titles after losing to Garbine Muguruza in the Wimbledon final.

The 37-year-old was bidding to win a first Grand Slam since 2008, but fell at the final hurdle at SW19 in a 7-5 6-0 defeat to the Spaniard.

[Wimbledon highlights are live on Eurosport and Eurosport Player at 10pm]

The five-time Wimbledon champion said afterwards she had tried to emulate sister Serena, who missed the tournament due to pregnancy:

"I miss Serena. I tried my best to do the things you do - but I think there will be other opportunities."
Garbine Muguruza, Venus Williams at the net

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Muguruza’s victory not only captured a second Major title, but also a slice of history as she became the first woman to defeat Serena and Venus in Slam finals.

"I had the hardest match today against Venus. She's such an incredible player. I grew up watching her play," said the 23-year-old.

"I feel incredible to be able to play her here. Of course I'm nervous because I always dreamed about winning it, but I was composed."