If you’re going to get knocked out of Wimbledon, having one of your idols do the dispatching isn’t the worst way to go. Such was the case for Johanna Konta, who was bumped out by Venus Williams as Williams powered her way into the finals.
Following her success at January’s Australian Open this year, Venus Williams powered her way into Wimbledon Finals earlier this week. She’s got one match to go against Garbine Muguruza this coming Saturday. If she wins, she’ll become the oldest women’s grand slam winner at 37 years old.
That means she’ll snatch the record from her sister Serena, who beat her in Melbourne earlier this year. Serena, for her part, is sitting this one out due to pregnancy.
Who Will Win?
Things are looking favorable for Venus this weekend. She’s played against Muguruza before and lost, but that was on a clay court. At Wimbledon, they’ll be playing on grass, which is definitely Venus’ turf. And Muguruza knows it. “She knows how to play, especially Wimbledon finals,” Muguruza said. “It’s going to be, you know, like a historic final again.”
It’s likely that Johanna Konta will be cheering for the woman responsible for her defeat. If Konta would have made it past her round against Venus Williams, she would have been contending to become the first British women’s winner at Wimbledon since 1977. However, she grew up idolizing Venus and Serena, so she didn’t take the loss too hard.
Venus Williams will face off against Garbine Muguruza this Saturday at 6:00 A.M. PDT at the center court.