“I miss you,” Venus, 37, told Serena, 35, after the match in a video posted by BBC Tennis. “I tried my best to do the same things you do, but I think there will be other opportunities. I do.”
She’ll be back ?
— BBC Tennis (@bbctennis) July 15, 2017
Serena did not compete in this year’s Wimbledon championship as she is pregnant with her first child. Venus and Serena’s mother, tennis coach Oracene Price, attended Saturday’s match to support Venus.
Venus was bidding to become the eldest woman in the Open era to win a Grand Slam title on Saturday, though she was defeated by Muguruza in a 7-5, 6-0 victory. The Spaniard, 23, previously lost to Serena in the 2015 Wimbledon finals.
“When I was a little girl, I was watching these finals. I was watching Venus,” Muguruza said after her big win, via ESPN. “I know it sounds incredible. To be able to play against her and now hold the big trophy, it means a lot.”
Venus made headlines in June after she was involved in a fatal car accident in Florida. She broke down in tears during a July 3 press conference when she was asked about the crash, which left 78-year-old Jerome Barson hospitalized with serious injuries. He died two weeks later. “Completely devastating,” Venus said before getting choked up and leaving the conference.
Palm Beach Gardens police later confirmed that the tennis star had “lawfully” entered the intersection at the time of the accident, contrary to previous reports claiming she was at fault.
Serena, meanwhile, is due give birth later this year. She is engaged to Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian.