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Venus Williams wins Wuhan Open when Garbine Muguruza retires

Venus Williams wins Wuhan Open when Garbine Muguruza retires

Venus Williams won the Wuhan Open on Saturday when her Spanish opponent and fifth-seeded Garbine Muguruza retired with a left ankle injury while trailing 6-3, 3-0.

It was the unseeded Williams' 47th WTA singles title.

“It's not easy when you don't play your best,” Williams told Muguruza, adding that “I probably didn't have a chance if you felt well.”

Muguruza said she was “very sorry” at having to retire.

Williams rallied from 5-3 down in the third set of the quarterfinals to beat British qualifier Johanna Konta, and she saved a match point during a 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (4) semifinal win over Roberta Vinci.

Both finalists are...

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