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Venus Williams overwhelms Johanna Konta to reach ninth Wimbledon final

Venus Williams overwhelms Johanna Konta to reach ninth Wimbledon final

Garbine Muguruza stormed into her second Wimbledon final in three years with a 6-1, 6-1 demolition of nerve-ridden Magdalena Rybarikova in just 64 minutes on Centre Court yesterday.

And Williams became the oldest Wimbledon finalist since Martina Navratilova in 1994 by taking her opportunity with her third match point with a crunching forehand to break for the second time and end Konta's dream of reaching her first Grand Slam final.

After being diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome - an autoimmune disease that causes fatigue - in 2011, Williams has roared back in recent years and is into her second Grand Slam final of 2017, having lost to sister Serena at the Australian Open.

Venus had a easy win in this otherwise most expected match and she sealed the victory with a score of 6-4,6-2.

"I want to keep it up for my last match and hopefully it goes well".

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As for Williams, today will see her attempt to become the oldest victor of the women's singles for more than a century when, in 1908, Charlotte Sterry lifted the trophy aged 37 years and 282 days.

Muguruza, last year's French Open champion, will be keen to go one better than 2015 when she lost in the final to Williams' sister Serena. "In the past years, you see the Williams surname a lot", Muguruza said Friday. I just wish she was here and I wish she could do this for me.

Konta was playing in the Wimbledon semifinals for the first time. I don't know that I play exactly the same way she does. "I wanted to give them more, but I didn't and I was sad for them". "You know what you more or less deal with out there", Muguruza said. "She said: "[I eat] a lot of wheat grass shots, lots of fresh juices and things like that. "I continued to trust in myself", she added. I have one more match that I'd like to be the victor of.

"I missed (Serena) so much before this match and".

"Facing Venus, she won here, like, five times", Muguruza said. "It was 6-1, 6-1, but still I made an unbelievable run here to the semifinals". Winning in straight sets, she takes the semifinals meeting 6-1, 6-1.