Venus Williams defeats Johanna Konta to reach 2017 Wimbledon final

Venus Williams defeats Johanna Konta to reach 2017 Wimbledon final

Veteran tennis star, Venus Williams has stopped Britain’s  Johanna Konta, beating her 6-4, 6-2 to reach her first Wimbledon Open final since 2009.

Venus, who is bidding for her eighth grand slam, broke Konta when the scoreline was 4-4 in the first set and then held serve to clinch the set.

The second set was easier as she raced to a 4-1 lead, after breaking Konta again. She closed the match 6-2.

Venus, who is in Wimbledon without her younger sister, Serena, will meet Garbine Muguruza in the final on Saturday.

At 37, Venus is the oldest woman at the tournament. Her opponent on Saturday is 14 years her junior.

The match was Venus’ 87 singles wins at the Wimbledon,  the most by any active female player.

No active player can match Williams’s 20 Wimbledon appearances. This was her 101st singles match at the All England club, her 10th semi-final – where she has won five times – and Konta’s 12th and her first semi-final.

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