Wonderful Williams ends Konta's Wimbledon dream

Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis

It's a lot of pressure.

"I just think I'm playing well and I want to keep it up for my last match", Muguruza said. "I just tried to climb on top each time to get another point". Seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena is on a maternity leave for the rest of the season.

Venus said: "I will have to ask Serena for some pointers. This was her 202nd, I bet".

Reduced to tears by questions about that accident after the first round and at an age when all of her contemporaries have long since retired, Venus is still going strong and Konta was the latest to fall victim to her ferocious will to win.

She will also ask for some tips from her youngster sister Serena, who is taking time off for her pregnancy and beat Muguruza in the final here in 2015. She was now unburdened and could start amassing points afresh.

Williams wouldn't face another break point and, later, produced another impressive second serve - in the second set, at 103 miles per hour (166 kph), it went right at Konta, who jumped out of the way.

Serving at 4-4 in the first set, Williams faced the first break of the match.

Williams used the vast weapons garnered through years of experience to unsettle Konta's rhythm - particularly on the Briton's previously solid serve.

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She went for the kill, smashing a serve that nearly took Konta's head off and within minutes she was celebrating one of her most complete Wimbledon performances.

An Australian Open semi-finalist a year ago, Konta was outclassed by Williams in front of a rabidly partisan centre court gallery.

Meanwhile, the other semi-final clash of the women's singles event will see Russia's Garbine Muguruza take on Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova for a place in the summit showdown.

"She knows how to play, especially Wimbledon finals".

"I played very well for sure".

That's often the way against the very best, they give you so few chances that unless you grab them eagerly, the opportunity simply doesn't roll around again. Definitely that helped me. "She was playing very good during the tournament and I think today I stepped up on the court super-confident, and everything went well". "Being in a Grand Slam final is a great achievement". However, the Spaniard showed that her previous results were no flash in the pan as she impressively defeated number one seed Angelique Kerber in three sets (4-6, 6-4,6-4) and established herself as the favourite for the competition.

Muguruza won on 74 percent of her first serves and won 19 of 25 net points.

But Garbine Muguruza said she was not being coached by her team during Tuesday's 6-3, 6-4 quarterfinal victory at Wimbledon.

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