Five-time victor Venus Williams is through to the Wimbledon Championships final after claiming a straight sets win over Great Britain’s Johanna Konta at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.
The 37-year-old Williams reached her ninth Wimbledon final with a 6-4, 6-2 win over sixth seed Konta yesterday.
By taking Britain’s Johanna Konta apart in straight sets before a wilting Centre Court crowd, Venus Williams has moved within one match of becoming the oldest ladies’ singles champion in more than a century.
Muguruza is aiming to become the first Spanish woman for 23 years to win Wimbledon – and yet again a Williams sister stands in her way.
“I’ve played a lot of finals here”, Williams told reporters after the victory.
“But I think the longer the tournament went on, she got herself out of a couple of tough matches, tough situations and struggles maybe in the first couple of rounds, but the more the draw opened up, the more she feels like it’s her time to shine”. “I’m sure she’s going to give me hopefully some things that will make a difference for me in the match”, Williams said.
Williams, who claimed the last of her Wimbledon titles nine years ago, was too strong for her opponent from the baseline and was able to produce booming serves whenever the Briton threatened.
Muguruza, 2016 Roland Garros victor, will be playing her second final at the All England Club in three years.
“So I look forward to just have it there”. Then, at the Australian Open this January, Williams appeared in the final, where she lost to – yes, you guessed it – her sister.
Konta was playing in the Wimbledon semifinals for the first time.
“Quite honestly, I think I was in just as much of a shot of winning this tournament here”. None of her wins were more impressive than her three-set, fourth-round victory against the speedy Angelique Kerber, the #1 seed. I would love to!’ she replied.
“I was a little bit nervous, a little bit exhausted also in my legs”, Rybarikova said.
“It was very, very tough for me, I’m very disappointed”, she said.
Rohan Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowski took the first set 7-6 but lost the next two 4-6, 5-7.