WImbledon 2017: Garbine Muguruza ready for tough Venus Williams test in final

A delighted Garbine Muguruza

On the other hand, Venus Williams is a five-time champion here, and she already created history in many ways regarding Wimbledon and tennis in general.

Glory-hunting British No1 Johanna Konta talked up her chances of one day sealing the Wimbledon title after her dreams of a maiden grand slam victory were dashed by a resolute Venus Williams in the semi-finals.

Twenty-year-old Ostapenko, who won the French Open last month, felt cosy Court 12 was too small for her clash with Elina Svitolina.

"You can play this game for a while if you love it, you put in the work and stay healthy", Williams, who was beaten by sister Serena in January's Australian Open final, told reporters. "It's been a blessing".

To give a snapshot of how dominant the Wonder Woman of tennis has been, here's a little bit about her prowess.

She is the first Spanish woman to reach more than one Wimbledon final since Arantxa Sanchez Vicario in the 1990s.

It took Andy Murray 10 semi-finals before he eventually won a grand slam and, while Konta need not wait that long, she will become more ruthless as she plays more of these matches. The 2016 French Open champion then broke Rybarikova twice to open the second set and take a 4-0 lead. Of course, I'm excited about being again in another final.

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But after that the match ran away from her against an opponent showing that it's not just Roger Federer who can turn back the clock to the glory years.

"I think she just showed her true qualities and why she's a five-time champion here, just a true champion that she is". That's really all I can say.

"I missed Serena terribly before the match". She is being sued by the deceased's family despite not being criminally charged. It is semi-finals time at the All England Club and first up - as always - the focus will be on the women. "I thought they were so fair".

1740 hrs IST: We're underway on Center Court with Garbine Muguruza serving first.

Konta had been relaxing between matches by baking muffins for her support team, but getting past Williams was never going to be a piece of cake. "I feel like she wants these majors, she'll have an opportunity". Serena Williams has been playing professionally since 1995, and her tennis precocity was there for everyone to see in 1997, when she beat the then World no. 7 Mary Pierce and then the World no. 4 Monica Seles in a (now defunct) WTA tour event in Chicago.

"So she definitely came into the match with a lot more experience than I did".

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