Venus crushes Konta for 9th Wimbledon final appearance

  • Venus crushes Konta for 9th Wimbledon final appearance

Venus crushes Konta for 9th Wimbledon final appearance

"As a professional athlete, if you have fatigue, then that's tough".

"It was very hard for me to get a good foothold in the match". The crowd were very nice to me.

It means the British number one has earned a shot at Williams today, the resurgent 37-year-old and five-time Wimbledon victor, and on this evidence many will rate her chances highly.

The 37-year-old was demonstrating a sublime display of power-hitting and clinically broke her opponent's resistance in the fourth game of the second set before a solid hold of serve enabled her to inch closer. Challenge fails her too.

"Well, in years to come, hopefully I've gone further, as well", the 26-year-old Konta said, reflecting on her tournament. "It does bring it slightly out of context and, I guess, makes me realize how special that is and how much people do enjoy being a part of my journey". Both Garbine and I play so well on grass.

In her post match interview, Williams said she would not hesitate to reach out to her younger sister for some advice before the final. Her nail-biting win against Simona Halep on Tuesday was seen by 7.4 million viewers, a record audience for a women's match at Wimbledon according to BBC figures. "It's been a blessing", a jubilant Williams said. "I think it was all credit to her". I was not really that relaxed like I was before.

"We've had a few battles in the past".

Venus Williams last graced Centre Court in a Wimbledon singles final in 2009, since when she's got used to playing the supporting role for sister Serena in four triumphant All England Club campaigns. "I feel like she wants these majors, she'll have an opportunity". "I'm just surprised it's taken so long". "I think it was all credit to her". I tried to do the things she would do. She was just, quite frankly, better than me today'. Williams is at 2.10 for the win, while Konta is the favorites at 1.72.

Williams is playing in her 20th Wimbledon, having made her debut at the age of 17. Later, Rohan Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowksi play Henri Kontinen and Heather Watson in the mixed doubles quarter finals. If I decide to walk out on the court, I try to just compete that day.