Venus back in Wimbledon finals

US player Venus Williams reacts after winning against Britain's Johanna Konta during their women's singles semi-final match at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon London

US player Venus Williams reacts after winning against Britain's Johanna Konta during their women's singles semi-final match at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon London

Williams, the No 10 seed, has showed her power from both wings throughout her performances at Wimbledon this year and her fitness has looked impeccable, highlighted by her comprehensive victories over rising stars Naomi Osaka and Ana Konjuh alongside recent French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in successive rounds. Venus' 87th win in the semifinal passed Serena for the third-most all-time.

Serena Williams is backing older sister Venus Williams to keep the Wimbledon title in the family for another year when the 37-year-old takes on Muguruza in the women's final.

Serena Williams isn't playing at Wimbledon this year as she prepares for the birth of her first child.

Less than a month later, on July 3, Williams was asked about the incident at the post-match press conference following her win in her first round clash at Wimbledon 2017 against Belgian Elise Mertens.

No matter what happens, a Williams will always be in the Wimbledon final. Williams' last grand slam title was nine years ago, at Wimbledon in 2008; no player has had a winless streak longer than five years between two grand slam titles in the Open Era.

Williams entered in the Wimbledon Finals by beating Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2.

"It has a lot to do with the strength of your body, your style of game, but for me, it's incredible. So I definitely want to be the one who takes the big one", said the No14 seed. Because the moment Muguruza realises she is facing a five-time Wimbledon champion who has also been progressing through the draw with so much confidence, maybe that is when the Spaniard will falter.

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Standing in the way of Williams and a drought-breaking eighth Grand Slam title is former French Open champion Garbine Muguruza. She passed her sister Serena on the active Wimbledon win list this year, and her current record stands at 87-14 at Wimbledon.

The men's doubles final will be on Centre Court after Muguruza or Williams earns the title.

That three-game sequence seemed to break the resolve of the American who, trying to become the oldest woman to win Wimbledon for 109 years, lost the second set to love in an equally astonishing turnaround. And I'll have time, it will be fun.

"I definitely feel like there's no reason why I would not be able to be in a position to win a title like this one day", Konta said.

"I've played a lot of finals here, it's been a blessing", Venus said ahead of Saturday's final. "I'm not sure exactly what she's doing".

"It was just a very surprising moment when you reach a final in a tournament where you thought it was going to be hard". She's tall enough, at 5ft 11in, and she has a nice motion that now I don't think she makes enough use of.

But Venus will return to the younger sister having vanquished her demons with a vintage display.

"I've never had this time off before, or if I have I've been injured and it's really different to be injured as opposed to be expecting", she said. Of the 841 rallies in Williams' matches here, 637 have been four shots or fewer, and she's won 57 percent of rallies in that category.

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