Does Wimbledon bring out the best in Venus Williams? The five-time Wimbledon champion beat Britain’s Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2 to reach her 9th Wimbledon final.
Venus Williams advances to the finals!
She will make her first Wimbledon final appearance since 2009. pic.twitter.com/IVDJTzCFkz
— ESPN (@espn) July 13, 2017
Williams, 37 is the oldest Wimbledon finalist since Martina Navratilova was the 1994 runner-up at that age.
She also stopped Konta’s bid to become the first woman from Britain in 40 years to win the country’s Grand Slam tournament.
Venus Williams reaches her 9th Wimbledon final, awaits Garbine Muguruza
“I couldn’t have asked for more, but I’ll ask for a little more. One more win would be amazing,” Williams told AP in an interview. “It won’t be a given, but I’m going to give it my all.”
10th-seeded Williams will participate in her second Grand Slam final of the season, and 16th of her career, this time against 14th-seeded Garbine Muguruza of Spain.
Venus Williams is a professional tennis player who is generally regarded as one of the all-time greats of women’s tennis and who, along with younger sister Serena Williams, is credited with ushering in a new era of power and athleticism on the women’s professional tennis tour