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Is Venus Williams the oldest woman to advance to Wimbledon championship?

14 Julio 2017, 12:47 | Cornelio Vivanco

Is Venus Williams the oldest woman to advance to Wimbledon championship?

Is Venus Williams the oldest woman to advance to Wimbledon championship?

Coverage across BBC TV, BBC Radio and BBC Sport website with further coverage on Red Button, Connected TVs and app. Click for full times. But Venus saved both with a one-two punch a gutsy 106 mph second serve before driving her eight winner.

Safe passage to Saturday's final was confirmed when Rybarikova fired into the net to be broken again.

"I couldn't have asked for more but I'll ask for more".

But before the dust has even properly settled on her loss to five-time champion Williams, the outlook is positive. It's been so good to me.

"I think I played very well, for sure", Muguruza said in her televised interview after the match.

Friends Angus Yeatts, Ollie Lane and Blake Harland had queued from 5.45am to secure their place on Konta Corner, dressed in white t-shirts various emblazoned with "I Konta Believe This", "You Konta Be Serious" and "You Konta Touch This".

An hour after defeat, Konta's demeanour as she faced questions from the bowels of Wimbledon's press centre was encouraging. Yet the British No1 preferred to stay positive afterwards, saying that the level of her tennis over the past fortnight proves she is on the right track. "It's a lot of pressure". Even so, it was to her sister Serena that the veteran champion referred.

- Rybarikova is 2-1 against top-20 players in 2017.

Frantz disclosed his sexual orientation to his teammates during a team-building exercise, and told the network that he was relieved to find acceptance within the locker room.

Konta summed up her Wimbledon experience in one word: "memorable".

The straight-set win allowed Williams to become only the second 37-year-old in the Open Era (since 1968) to reach a major final, joining Martina Navratilova (1994 Wimbledon).

"I definitely had issues". Can you imagine I had lost 8-6 in the third? Serena Williams is not playing here this year as she awaits the birth of her first child.

Williams will be seeking her sixth Wimbledon championship and eighth Grand Slam singles trophy overall. But she was overpowered by the Spaniard, who made the final here in 2015, and overcome by the occasion, too.

The 23-year-old stormed into the final brushing Magdalena Rybarikova aside 6-1 6-1. "She was playing very fast and every stroke was so long", she said.

Some of that comes from a life lived in the spotlight, some from the influence of her sister. Serves and returns became soon the key to gain a crucial competitive edge. Yes, breaking into the world's top five when the new WTA rankings come out Monday will be nice. In fact, her Instagram bio reads, "Just fun". "One more win would be amazing".

"She had ups and downs but she never quit". I thought the crowd was so fair.

Konta winning a Slam is very much a possibility. I am a great player. Konta was brutally honest in admitting that Venus was just better.

A love hold from Williams, and Konta was defending deuce.

"Conchita is really helping me to deal with the stress of the tournament".

She came through match after match and played such clutch tennis, especially against Halep. She has only been among the elite for a year or two.



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