Venus Williams on verge of history in Wimbledon final vs. Garbine Muguruza

Venus Williams on verge of history in Wimbledon final vs. Garbine Muguruza

Williams and her fiancé, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, announced her pregnancy in April, but have not hinted at the baby's gender.

If Williams wins not only will it be her first grand slam victory since 2008, but she will be the oldest women's grand slam champion in the Open Era (since 1968).

At age 37, Williams lost a chance to win her sixth Wimbledon singles title. A police charge has been dropped, but it's remarkable that Williams has been able to focus on her tennis and power her way through to the final. I like when my team is behind me.

Venus used the body serve really well and it's a nasty ploy because, for long, rangy players, it means you've got a long way to get to the ball. The only person to defeat Venus in a singles final at Wimbledon is Serena.

"I'm as calm as a sister can be, which really isn't that calm", Serena said in a telephone interview with espnW on Wednesday.

"Well, I think I'm here because I've done a hard work before". I do want to keep improving.

While Serena admits she misses playing, she said she couldn't be happier about her life these days, and knows she'll be back on the court soon.

Wade, meanwhile, said Konta should be proud of her run. Her tall frame enables her to get a good early strike on her opponents with her first delivery and she has backed this up with assured groundstrokes and a willingness to approach the net when the opportunity presents itself. It was a risky strategy, going for so much pace on a second serve, but it worked.

"So I definitely want to be the one who takes the big one. try to change things after the last two years". She's won Miami, but she hasn't won that many tournaments. "It's two long weeks". She leads the second set 5-0. Garbine Muguruza merely will be facing Williams, which isn't necessarily less daunting.

The five-time champion was also contesting a second grand slam final in the same season for the first time since 2003 after finishing runner-up to Serena at the Australian Open. "Maybe nobody would have picked right from the start that Venus would be there in the finals". The Spaniard broke in the following game when another lung-bursting rally ended on a forehand error from the American. 14th seeded Muguruza managed to reach her second Wimbledon final with a 6-1, 6-1 win over unseeded Magdalena Rybarikova. They have never before played on grass, though. I'll have to see what's working.

To her credit, Williams overturned adversity and hardships into success by making a resounding comeback to the very top in women's tennis. "Even more yesterday and today. So I am a little disappointed with that".