Setting records almost every time she steps on the court, Venus Williams is just a win way from becoming the oldest women’s grand slam champion in professional tennis history.
The 37-year-old incredible player has finally made her way into the Wimbledon finals on Thursday by defeating Johanna Konta and her partisan fans on the court.
Williams is clearly seeking her sixth Wimbledon singles title and her first since 2008.
She will play with Garbine Muguruza of Spain, who secured the second place to reach to Wimbledon final by ousting Magdalena Rybarikova with 6-1, 6-1 in only 65 minutes in the first match on Thursday.
The keenly observed match by many people in Britain of Johanna and Venus was really close in the first set. But Williams’ determination and demonstrating power, won the key points to conquer the match with 6-4, 6-2.
The 26-year-old player, Konta said in a statement
Definitely. This was my second grand slam semi-final. It was her 202nd, I bet, so she definitely came into the match with a lot more experience than I did. I think I was in with just as much of a shot of winning this tournament here. I think today it came down to the day and Venus played better than me. That’s really all I can say.
In the final round, Konta saved two match points, but at deuce, she double faulted. On the next point, Williams hit Konta down the line to win and raised her arms in victory.
"I've played some good tennis at different points of my life," Williams said in an understatement. "I think it's wonderful to have the opportunity to play well and to be strong and have experience.”
I’ve played a lot of finals here. It's been a blessing. I couldn't have asked for more, but I'll ask for one more. One more win would be amazing. It's not a given, but I'm going to give it my all.
"It's usually her [Serena] in these finals so I'm just trying to represent Williams as best I can"
- Venus Williams#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/jnQrWORwmV
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 13, 2017
If Williams defeats Muguruza on Saturday, she’s going to become the oldest women’s grand slam winner in the Open Era, surpa s sing her younger sister Serena, who has set remarkable records in the history of American Tennis