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Summary

  1. Juli Inkster's United States retain Solheim Cup
  2. Final match score: US 16½ Europe 11½
  3. Lizette Salas sinks putt that seals victory
  4. US singles wins: Kerr, Creamer, Salas, Piller & Kang
  5. Europe singles wins: Masson, Matthew, Ciganda, Hull & Sagstrom
  6. Match at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in Iowa

Live Reporting

By Matthew Henry and Henry Ditchfield

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    USA celebrate

    Right then. As they US team don matching '2017 Solheim Cup champions' t-shirts, it is time for us to end our coverage.

    For a while Europe offered a glimmer of hope they might complete a historic comeback but in the end the US powered to victory.

    If you missed any of today's action you can read about it here.

    Thank you and goodbye.

  2. Sorenstram rules out returning as captain

    USA 16½-11½ Europe

    More from Annika Sorenstram: "It has been a great week for women's golf. If you have watched the last week then it has been some of the better golf you will have seen in a long time. It has been great to be part of it.

    Asked if injuries impacted their team, she said: "These were the cards we were dealt with. We did the best we could.

    Asked if she would captain Europe for a second time: "I said this was a one time thing for me. It is time to move the torch to the next person."

  3. Final Scores

    USA 16½-11½ Europe

    Lexi Thompson Halved Anna Nordqvist

    Paula Creamer wins 1UP Georgia Hall

    Cristie Kerr wins 2&1 Mel Reid

    Stacy Lewis loses 1UP Catriona Matthew

    Angel Yin Halved Karine Icher

    Michelle Wie loses 4&2 Caroline Masson

    Lizette Salas wins 1UP Jodi Ewart Shadoff

    Brittany Lang loses 1UP Charley Hull

    Brittany Lincicome loses 4&3 Carlota Ciganda

    Gerina Pillerwins 4&2 Florentyna Parker

    Austin Ernst loses Madelene Sagstrom 3&2

    Danielle Kang wins 3&1 Emily Pedersen

  4. 'Sometimes you are outplayed'

    USA 16½-11½ Europe

    Europe's beaten captain Annika Sorenstram speaking to Sky Sports: "I am extremely proud. We fought so hard. It wasn't easy coming in today we decided to give it all we had and fight to the end and we did that. I want to congratulate the US team they played awesome golf.

    "I am very honoured (to be captain). We had a great leadership team and players to work with and I couldn't have asked for anymore.

    "I am not someone to look back. We did everything we could. The team was extremely helpful and cooperative. Sometimes you are outplayed and that is what happened this week.

  5. BreakingKang beats Pedersen 3&1

    USA 16½-11½ Europe

    All over. Danielle Kang beats Emily Pedersen 3&1 and the 2017 Solheim Cup is complete.

    The United States beat Europe 16½-11½.

  6. Post update

    Iain Carter

    BBC Sport golf correspondent at Des Moines Golf and Country Club

    A disappointed but proud Catriona Matthew has just told me she would be thrilled to lead Europe at the next Solheim Cup at Gleneagles. The Scot finished up winning three out of four points in a match where she had been destined to be a captain's assistant. Meanwhile interim Ladies European Tour boss Mark Lichtenhein says he has had very helpful meetings with the LPGA this week regarding boosting the faltering LET circuit.

  7. I tip my hat to Georgia - Creamer

    Creamer wins 1UP v Hall

    Paula Creamer talking to Sky Sports after winning the United States' second point today: "I both don't think we had our A games and we had our bouncebacks, it was a momentum thing and it was an unfortunate for Georgia as I think we both deserved to get a point, so I tip my hat to Georgia."

  8. Post update

    Congrats to the United States team from Tiger...

  9. Post update

    Kang 2UP v Pedersen (After 16)

    Emily Pedersen keeps on fighting. She takes the final match to the 17th by pulling a shot back on 16.

    The Europe team, dressed all in yellow and blue, following their player. The result is confirmed but Pedersen is still playing for pride.

  10. Post update

    Kang 3UP v Pedersen (After 15)

    This is brilliant to see from team Europe.

    They have lost this Solheim Cup but the players and support staff are walking arm-in-arm down the 16th fairway to support Emily Pedersen in the final match of the day.

    The European flag is still waving.

  11. Lots of banter and ping pong - Inkster

    USA's winning Solheim Cup captain Juli Inkster talking to Sky Sports: "They were great. I'm glad we had the lead because Europe came out fighting. But we did enough to get the victory. I've got a great group of gals. We had great preparation. I tried to not make things too regimented. We had lots of banter and played lots of ping pong."

  12. Post update

    So just one match is left on the course before the United States celebrations can truly begin. It shouldn't be too long. Danielle Kang leads Emily Pedersen three up with three to play.

    While the formalities are completed, let's get some reaction...

  13. BreakingSagstrom beats Ernst 3&2

    USA 15½-11½ Europe

    The penultimate match is over and goes in Europe's favour. Too late I'm afraid but Madelene Sagstrom beats Austin Ernst with two holes left to play.

  14. BreakingHull beats Lang 1UP

    USA 15½ - 10½ Europe

    Despite knowing Europe had lost, Charley Hull battled on to the very end and wins on the 18th, beating Brittany Lang.

  15. This is really special - Salas

    Salas clinched the point that won the USA the Solheim Cup

    Lizette Salas speaking to Sky Sports: "This is what I have worked for all year and this is probably the best I've played. To secure the point that wins us the Solheim Cup is unbelievable. My hands were shaking. This is really special."

  16. Post update

    Lizette Salas was the one to seal the United States victory and was in tears as she was interviewed. Here is what she had to say...

  17. BreakingPiller beats Parker 4&2

    USA 15½-9½ Europe

    In team golf tradition the final matches must still be played and the US have another point on the board.

    Gerina Piller has two putts for her victory over Florentyna Parker and only needs one.

  18. Post update

    The American players hug on the 18th green. They have now won five of last seven Solheim Cups. Unsurprisingly "U.S.A U.S.A" is the chant.

    Lizette Salas is in tears as she is interviewed after sealing the win.

  19. BreakingUnited States win the 2017 Solheim Cup

    USA 14½ - 9½ Europe

    The win is confirmed!

    Lizette Salas beats Jodi Ewart Shadoff one up and that guarantees the United States' 2017 Solheim Cup victory.

  20. Post update

    Salas 1UP v Ewart Shadoff (After 17)

    Missed.

    Now can Ewart Shadoff steal a half in this match?

    No! Her putt misses.

    Still we go on for that sealing moment. Will Salas complete the job at the second attempt?