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Venus Williams was speaking after her defeat to Garbine Muguruza in the Wimbledon final.

Venus Williams sends message to her sister Serena after losing in the Wimbledon final

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Venus Williams rolled back the years as she managed to reach her first Wimbledon singles final since 2009, but winning the title proved a step too far as she was defeated 7-5 6-0 by Garbine Muguruza.

It could have been very different for Williams had the American capitalised on two break point opportunities to take the first set 6-4, but she was unable to take either of these opportunities and then capitulated from then on in.

Williams was aiming to become the oldest Grand Slam champion since the Open era began in 1968, but will now have to wait until the US Open next month where she will have another opportunity to break that record.

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Nevertheless, despite the disappointment of losing in the final, it was still a magnificent tournament for the five-time Wimbledon singles Champion, who produced a string of magnificent displays to reach the final.

And despite the loss, Venus was in good spirits as she held her post-match interview with Sue Barker.

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The American great also had a message for her younger sister Serena.

Venus said: "I miss you...I tried my best to do the same things you do, but I think there will be more opportunities."

In the lead up to the final, Venus had claimed she would try and emulate her younger sister as much as possible, but she could not do the same as what Serena did in 2015 when she dispatched of Muguruza in the Wimbledon final.

But, Venus was optimistic for the future, claiming she would have 'more opportunities' to add to her seven Major titles and become the oldest Grand Slam Champion in the Open era.

The younger of the Williams sisters Serena was forced to miss this year's Wimbledon Championships due to her pregnancy.

Serena, who has won an incredible 23 Grand Slam titles, announced her hiatus from the game in April, and is expected to return to the sport at some point in 2018.

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Topics:
Venus Williams
Wimbledon
Novak Djokovic
Serena Williams
Andy Murray
Tennis
Rafael Nadal
Roger Federer

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