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Wimbledon: Muguruza powers to final

14 Julio 2017, 01:26 | Fidele Alvizo

Wimbledon: Muguruza powers to final

Serena backing Venus to keep Wimbledon title in the family

Fittingly, it is Venus who lies in wait for Muguruza as the American star is the oldest Wimbledon finalist since Navratilova was beaten by Martinez 23 years ago.

Konta's exit ended a not so great couple of days for the locals, who saw hobbled, defending men's champion Andy Murray from Britain bundled out by Williams' fellow American Sam Querrey in the quarterfinals. Another miss and she was in danger of allowing Konta to serve for the set. It's been a blessing.

On Saturday the older Williams will seek to become the oldest major winner in the women's game since it turned professional, eclipsing her sister's record.

Konta, the number six seed, had the home crowd on her side but on just her second appearance at the semi-final stage of a grand slam looked overwhelmed by the occasion.

"She dictated the match from the very first ball till the very last one", Konta said.

The 26-year-old is the first British woman to make the Wimbledon semi-finals since Virginia Wade in 1978 and a victory over five-time champion Williams would make her the first Briton into the women's final at the All England Club since Wade won the title in 1977.

"No point was easy". So I'm just going to expect another tough match.

But when Muguruza is on song, it doesn't matter what surface she plays on, and her aggressive brand of tennis is a lot of fun to watch. Although she is once again playing against someone with the surname Williams, she said she would have a different approach this time.

The Brit had her title dream snatched from her in two bruising semi-final sets yesterday. Her most recent came in 2008, when she defeated her younger sister, Serena, for the title.

For a while it was tight.

"I definitely think experience helps, for sure".

She faced only one break point, saving it. She earned 12 on Rybarikova's serve, converting five.

'So when she is on the offensive, that's where she's her best.

"Obviously, I was little bit nervous in the beginning". Now I'm trying to handle it better.

The Russian kicked off proceedings in a perfect fashion against Ons Jabeur winning 6-3, 7-2 before shocking Ekaterina Makarova with a perfect first set getting the job done and sending her compatriot crashing out 6-0, 7-5. That would crazy for me. "I just expected myself to be ready as much as I could". But I was not that close today. We take a look at how they got there and the statistical relevance of each win.



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