'Damn, I'm done' admits Johanna Konta after Wimbledon semi-final defeat

Garbine Muguruza reached her second Wimbledon final

Garbine Muguruza reached her second Wimbledon final

In the time since, Williams revealed that she was diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome, which can sap energy and cause joint pain.

Asked what her immediate thoughts were as she walked off the court, Konta, who will now be in the top 5 of the WTA rankings for the first time in her career when they are announced on Monday, said: "Damn, I'm done!'"

"She's going to be (the) favorite, " Rybarikova said. This will be the 37-year-old American's 10th Wimbledon semifinal and 22nd at all majors.

"This was only my second Grand Slam semi-final, so she definitely came into the match with a lot more experience than I did".

"I'll speak to Serena about her match against her two years ago and hopefully she'll give me some things that will make a difference".

"Johanna has played an fantastic tournament", she said. "And I was like, 'No, this time you have to do it for yourself.' So here we are".

Muguruza, 23, won 6-1 6-1 in just 64 minutes on Centre Court to advance to her second Wimbledon final.

Twenty years after making her Wimbledon debut, five-time champion Venus is into her ninth final at the All England Club and her first since 2009.

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"I'm just going to keep doing the same thing". Rybarikova won the only past match on grass, 6-3, 6-1 at Birmingham in 2015.

But Williams, who came into the tournament emotionally drained after being involved in a fatal auto accident in Florida last month, methodically doused the hysteria.

Only Serena has ever managed to conquer her sister in a Wimbledon final. I wish she was here.

Venus' 87th match win at Wimbledon took her past Serena Williams into sole possession of first place among active players. She did it with sparkling spray of points, including a backhand drilled in the corner behind Konta; a 106-mph second serve that tangled up the Briton for an ace; and a tremendous point on which Williams slammed balls to and fro from the baseline until she rocketed a pulled forehand victor up the line. Even when she was able to hold in the second, she needed to stave off two break points to do so.

Venus, eyeing her eighth Grand Slam title, ended Britain's hope for a local women's single champion since Virginia Wade in 1977 and any hope of a British champion in the singles this year as she ousted Konta on the heels of Andy Murray's shocking defeat in the previous round.

"She was just, quite frankly, better than me today".

The first couple of games indicated as much with Konta matching Williams in power.

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