Williams and Muguruza will clash in the final of the Wimbledon tournament
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If Venus Williams triumph, it will be a sixth conquest of the International Wimbledon, and one-eighth title in a Grand Slam tournament.
After all these years, London still draws the best of Venus Williams.
The American defeated the British Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2 in the semi-finals of the Wimbledon tournament, Thursday, on the central court.
Williams has put a stop to the bout in just 1 hour and 13 minutes, and she will participate in his ninth final on the lawn in london — its first since 2009.
“I could not ask for more, but I will. A final victory would be extraordinary, said Williams. It is far from being acquired, but I will give everything I have to offer. “
The American, who is 37 years of age, will be the player the older to reach the final since Martina Navrátilová, who was the same age when she achieved the feat in 1994. She was, however, inclined to the hands of the Spanish Conchita Martínez.
If Williams triumphs, it will be a sixth conquest of the International Wimbledon, and one-eighth title in a Grand Slam tournament.
His last victory in a major tournament dates back to 2008, at the All England Club. The earliest in 2017, at the Australian open, Williams had qualified for the final, she however lost at the hands of her younger sister Serena, 6-4, 6-4.
“She [Serena] I missed a lot before this match. I said to myself : “I would have liked it to be there.” And I thought : “I would have liked it to do it for me,” said Williams, laughing. And, finally, I said : “No, this time, do it for you.” And here I am in the final. “
In the ultimate game, Williams will face Garbine Muguruza, who has sprayed Magdaléna Rybáriková 6-1, 6-1 earlier Thursday. “She knows how to play, especially in the final at Wimbledon, mentioned Muguruza about Williams. It will, I believe, a autrematchhistorique. “
Muguruza won the first five games of the first set, and she did not face a single ball breakage — that she has saved. It was then broken Rybáriková twice in the beginning of the second set and quickly took the orders 4-0. The match concluded after only an hour and four minutes of the game.
“I think I raised my game today, I was overflowing confidence, said Muguruza. And everything has gone well. “
The spaniard now has a record of 3-0 in the semi-finals of a Grand Slam tournament.
Rybáriková participated in a one-game semi-finals in a major tournament for the first time. The player who occupies the 87th level in the world was the fourth player the lowest rated in history to reach the four aces at the All England Club.
However, the Slovak has started the match Thursday with a record of 18-1 on the turf this season, and she has reached the semi-finals in Nottingham. She has also won two tournaments in the minors.
Muguruza, who is 23 years old, participates in the tournament of Wimbledon for the fifth time already. It is she who has lost the least games since the start of the tournament, or 39.
The 15th head of the series has already won a major title, the International tennis de France.
Muguruza will be participating in his second final at Wimbledon, two years after being lost to American Serena Williams.