We’ve seen Venus Williams’ career go on a slight down-slide over the last couple of years but this year has been good for her so far. At Wimbledon 2017, she knocked out 27th seed Ana Konjuh in the Round of 16, 13th seed Jelena Ostapenko in the quarter final and 6th seed Johanna Konta in the semi final to reach yet another Grand Slam final.
The other finalist was Spain’s Garbine Muguruza, who had just one Grand Slam title in her career, as compared to Venus’ seven titles. Muguruza herself caused upsets as she beat the top seeded Angelique Kerber in the Round of 16, and then taking down Svetlana Kuznetsova as well.
Muguruza was seeded 14th, as compared to 10th of Venus Williams but Muguruza certainly had age on her side. The 23-year old is just beginning her career while there may not be much left in the 37-year old Venus Williams tennis career.
They fought well in the first set, with Williams leading 5-4 and 40-15 at one stage, two set points up. However, she let go of the advantage she held, lost those two set points, and ended up losing that opening set 7-5, losing 3 games on the trot.
This wasn’t the first time in this tournament that we saw Venus Williams giving away a strong position but she always managed to get through eventually. However, in this big game, she wasn’t able to make a comeback and was a completely different player in the second set, which she lost 6-0.
With that, Muguruza won her second Grand Slam title, with her first coming in the 2016 French Open. Now, all eyes will be on the Men’s Singles final between Marin Cilic and Roger Federer today evening (16th July). Watch this space for highlights on that game!