Wimbledon 2017: Venus Williams Moves Into Her Ninth Final At 37

Briton Johanna Konta's hopes of a first Wimbledon final ended with a straight-set semi-final defeat by five-time champion Venus Williams. The 37-year-old American 10th seed played superbly to win 6-4 6-2 on Centre Court and set up a final against Spain's Garbine Muguruza.

Sixth seed Konta, 26, had hoped to become the first British woman in a Wimbledon singles final since 1977. "It was very difficult for me to get a good foothold in the match," she said. "The few opportunities that I did get, she did incredibly well to take them away from me. "I don't think I did too much wrong out there. I think it was all credit to her." Konta will at least break into the world's top five for the first time in the next rankings.

In a tight contest between two of the best servers in the game, Williams worked her way to victory with smarter serving and more effective returns. The American, playing her 20th Wimbledon, showed all her experience to edge out Konta and end British hopes in this year's singles events.


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