Adidas athlete Garbine Muguruza of Spain beat American veteran Venus Williams to win the Wimbledon singles title today in London.
Muguruza, 23, emerged victorious against Williams, 37, in two sets. She won 7-6, 6-0.
Two years ago, Muguruza, who wore Adidas by Stella McCartney today, lost the final to Serena Williams. “She told me I would win [some day],” Mugurza said of the younger Williams sister. “Finally.”
For Venus Williams, it was a disappointing end to the tournament. She had been on a roll throughout Wimbledon, winning many matches decisively.
Venus has inspired tennis fans around the world with her impressive comeback during the past few years. She continues to battle Sjogren’s Syndrome, an autoimmune disease, but has been able to persevere and remain competitive.
Last month, Williams was also involved in a fatal car accident in Florida and that has weighed on her heavily during the tournament. (Police said she drove “lawfully” in the incident that resulted in the death of a 78-year-old man.)
After today’s final, Venus told the crowd she missed her pregnant sister, who was her opponent in the Australian Open final in January. (Serena won that match.)