Venus Williams was defeated by Garbiñe Muguruza in the Wimbledon singles final on Saturday in straight sets.
Williams, who is 37, was defeated by the 23-year-old Spanish player, 7-5, 6-0, in her first Wimbledon since 2009. The defeat follows her loss in the Australian Open final in January to her sister Serena, who was pregnant at the time.
After fending off two set points in the first set, Muguruza swept Williams in the second set, winning her second Grand Slam title when a review showed that Williams’ shot landed long. She is just the second Spanish woman to win a Wimbledon singles title, following her coach Conchita Martinez in 1994.
“She competed really well, so credit to her. She just dug in there and managed to play better,” Williams said at the post-match press conference. “I’ve had a great two weeks and I’m looking forward to the rest of the summer.”
“When I was a little girl, I was watching these finals,” Muguruza said. “I was watching Venus — I know it sounds incredible. To be able to play against her and now hold the big trophy, it means a lot.”
Watch the final play below: