Venus Williams Beats Johana Konta to Reach Wimbledon 2017 Final

Venus Williams has ended the dream of British hopeful, Johana Konta, in the Wimbledon Open, beating the world number six in straight sets.

Venus played superbly to win 6-4 6-2 on Centre Court and set up a final against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza.

Konta who had hoped to become the first British woman in a Wimbledon singles final since 1977 will break into the top five for the first time in the next rankings.

With the win, Williams becomes the oldest grand slam singles finalist since Martina Navratilova finished runner-up at Wimbledon in 1994.

The American, through to her ninth final, won her first Wimbledon title in 2000 and the most recent of her seven major victories came on Centre Court in 2008.

“I’ve played a lot of finals here,” Williams told BBC Sport. “One more win will be amazing. It won’t be a given but I’ll give it my all.”

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