WUHAN, China – It may not have ended the way she wanted, but Venus Williams won her biggest title in more than five years at the Premier 5-level Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open on Saturday afternoon.
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The early goings were close – the unseeded Williams and Garbiñe Muguruza, the No.5 seed, traded breaks twice in the first seven games, with Williams emerging out of that up 4-3 in the first set.
But from there Muguruza, hampered by a left ankle injury, saw her level drop off while Williams’ just got better, and after losing five straight games and the scoreline at 6-3, 3-0, Muguruza retired