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“I miss her so much. Even more yes­ter­day and to­day. I try to take the same courage on the court that she would have. I did think of that. I tried to do the things she would do. I don’t know that I play ex­actly the same way she does. But I re­ally tried to be in­spired by it.”

on the in­flu­ence of sis­ter Ser­ena

Venus Wil­liams,

“She knows how to win here and I didn’t win here last time.”

Gar­bine Muguruza

, on the in­flu­ence of coach Con­chita Martinez, the 1994 Wim­ble­don cham­pion

“Maybe it’s even bet­ter (to lose 6-1, 6-1). Can you imag­ine I would lose 8-6 in the third? That would be crazy for me. I would be so close. But I was not that close to­day.”

on her semi­fi­nal loss to Muguruza

Mag­dalena Ry­barikova,

“Andy Mur­ray’s de­feat should not be seen as the be­gin­ning of the end of his chances of win­ning an­other Grand Slam. Ab­so­lutely not. I think what has hap­pened so far this year has ac­tu­ally proved that, the older you get, the bet­ter you are — look at Roger Fed­erer and Rafa Nadal, what Ser­ena Wil­liams was do­ing and what Venus is do­ing now. They are all older than him. Age is only a num­ber, but you only have one body. Andy has to look af­ter his.”

three-time cham­pion turned BBC pun­dit on Andy Mur­ray’s fu­ture

Boris Becker,

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