There she faced 2015 Wimbledon finalist Garbine Muguruza who had won an incredible match of her own (against Angie Kerber in the semifinals). Unfortunately for Garbine she injured herself getting past the plucky German, and she was unable to bring her best tennis to her match with Venus, and ended up retiring down 3-6 0-3.
So, Venus won her biggest WTA title in over 5 years, her 47th career tour title. She is now only the 9th person in the history of the WTA to win more than 700 matches (Serena is at #8 with 737 match wins). The title win will move her to #12 in the WTA rankings (Muguruza will jump to #5) but even more interestingly Venus could possibly qualify for the year-end championships in Singapore since she is currently at #9 and with Serena's absence from the tour for the rest of the year, the older Williams sister has a chance to make 2015 her best year on tour in quite awhile.