Muguruza acknowledges Martinez impact in Wimbledon run

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Muguruza, the 14th seed, said she felt far better mentally prepared for the final this time.

- The nine-year gap since her last Wimbledon title would also equal the longest winless gap between two Wimbledon victories (Evonne Goolagong Cawley, 1971 and 1980).

Meanwhile, Spain's Muguruza is aiming for her first Wimbledon triumph after losing to former world number one Serena in the 2015 final.

Since winning her maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open a year ago, Muguruza had endured something of a sophomore slump as her ranking dropped out of the top 10. "I wish she was there physically, I miss her very much before the final".

Inspired by her decision to hire compatriot Conchita Martinez as her temporary coach for Wimbledon, Muguruza has enjoyed a revival of her own over the last fortnight.

She was Australian Open runner-up in January to sister Serena, only to have her life thrown into turmoil last month when she was accidently involved in a vehicle crash in Florida that led to the death of an elderly man.

Muguruza will face the elder Williams sister, in pursuit of her sixth Wimbledon title.

Thirty-seven-year-old Venus became the oldest player to reach Wimbledon final for 23 years after she crushed Britain's Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2 in a one-sided semi-final clash.

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It is a testament to her durability and strength of character - not to mention a thoroughbred grasscourt game that is surpassed only by her sister who has seven Wimbledon crowns - that Williams still is at a level others can only dream of.

Venus Williams will play at the age of 37 in the 9th final of his career at the British Open, a record. I think not everybody can do that.

"I'm definitely in the position I want to be in".

"I have to believe that, and I know she has to believe that".

Martinez became the only Spanish woman to win Wimbledon in 1994 and her soothing words of wisdom have guided Muguruza to her third Grand Slam final. Before I do something, they both decided.

But she has rediscovered her mojo on grass and would climb into the top five if she wins Wimbledon.

Here, with the help of Opta, we look at the best facts as Venus looks to put the Williams name on the honours board for another year.

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