Muguruza into her second Wimbledon final

Muguruza into her second Wimbledon final

Muguruza into her second Wimbledon final

Williams, who reached the Australian Open final earlier this year before losing to her sister believes perseverance and belief in her ability has helped her to reach a 16th Grand Slam singles final despite competition from younger players.

All Wimbledon long, the tennis intellectuals have surmised that no woman has looked as formidable here as Garbine Muguruza, the 6-foot Spanish-Venezuelan who won the 2016 French Open. I have to say Garbine played an wonderful match. A year later, she lost to Serena.

Muguruza will become the fourth woman to face both Venus and Serena Williams in a Grand Slam final, joining Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport and Justine Henin.

Williams is making her 20th appearance at Wimbledon.

Seeded 14th, Muguruza buried Rybarikova 6-1 6-1 to reach her second All England Club final.

In the other semi-final, the 26-year-old Konta, who jumped from the top 150 to the top 10 in the WTA rankings in two years, wasted two break points she was offered.

With Serena at home preparing to give birth to her first child, Venus has picked up the baton and can make it a 13th Wimbledon title for the Williams family this weekend.

"She played an fantastic tournament".

Venus Williams has admitted she'll be asking her sister Serena for some pointers about facing Garbine Muguruza as the pair prepare to face-off in the final of Wimbledon.

If Konta does make it back, there will be at least one member of her family that won't likely be in the stadium to witness it.

Another wayward backhand from the Slovak gave Muguruza a second break and, presented with a 4-0 lead, the Spaniard closed out the set in emphatic style. "I'm wishing her all the best in the finals".

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

"She knows how to play, especially Wimbledon finals", Muguruza said.

"I'm really missing her but I try to take the same courage on the court that she would have, I try to do the things she would do". The match will start at 5:30 PM IST. But, off balance, she dumped a forehand and Williams was three games away from her ninth Wimbledon final.

Not since Jo Durie in 1984 has Britain had a female representative in the last eight and Konta, hoping to become the first home victor of the Wimbledon women's title since Wade in 1977, has added incentive to go a step further against Halep after their stormy Fed Cup encounter earlier this year.

" I missed (Serena) so much before this match and. Today I stepped on court super confident and everything went well", 14th seeded Muguruza said.

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.

The match lasted one hour and four mintues, Rybarikova won just two games and was broken five times out of seven. Neither player has won a Grand Slam.

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