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I’ll be back, vows Venus after Wimbledon heartache

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Agence France-Presse

Venus Williams vowed to make amends for her Wimbledon final heartache by ending a bittersweet year on a high at the US Open. Williams failed in her bid to become the oldest Grand Slam champion in the Open era as the American star was crushed 7-5, 6-0 by Garbine Muguruza in the final. “I’m in good form. I’ve been in a position a lot of times this year to contend for big titles,” Venus said. “That’s the kind of position I want to keep putting myself in. It’s just about getting over the line. I believe I can do that. This is where you want to be. I like to win. I don’t want to just get to a final.”

AFP

 

US player Venus Williams reacts after losing the first set against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza during their women’s singles final match on the twelfth day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRK