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Venus Williams Joins Navratilova in Wimbledon Club Serena Can’t Join

Five-time victor Venus Williams is through to the Wimbledon Championships final after claiming a straight sets win over Great Britain’s Johanna Konta at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.”Serena did play her in a final”, Venus said.”I just have to be more relaxed maybe next time if I would ever be again in semi-final or to have such matches”. That gave her achieved her career-high world ranking of No. 2.She also stopped Konta’s bid to become the first woman from Britain in 40 years to win Wimbledon. In addition, after not reaching the quarterfinals since 2010, the five-time Wimbledon champ has now followed up a semifinal showing a year ago with either a title or a final this time around. Konta, who left the court without waiting for her opponent, said: “She played like a five-time champion”, the Briton said, “I didn’t do much wrong really, so full credit to her”.Muguruza, however, beat Serena to win the French Open title in 2016.”If somebody told me before the tournament I’m going to be in semifinal, I’d for sure take it”, Rybarikova said.As happened often during the match, Konta lost the first point on serve but was helped by an ace and a forehand victor to reach 40-30. There was a lot of pressure on Jo, she played very well and handled the situation well. It was more new for me also. Venus credited her win to belief. Winning in straight sets, she takes the semifinals meeting 6-1, 6-1. “I think not everybody can do that”. I think my experience helped a lot. She just knows how to prepare, how to train, what to do.But Muguruza wasted no time in taking command of the one-way contest, racing to 3-0 after just 10 minutes.Hingis, who won four of her six grand slam battles with Venus, said the achievement was all the more remarkable given that she was diagnosed with Sjogren’s syndrome in 2011, an auto-immune disease that causes chronic fatigue and muscle soreness.”So I try to be composed, and until I shake hands it’s not mine yet”. Can you imagine I had lost 8-6 in the third?