Wimbledon: Venus Advances to the Championship

Wimbledon Update 2017

Venus Williams celebrates after beating Johanna Konta in their Women's Singles semifinal match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London July 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Venus Williams has reached the Wimbledon final for the ninth time.

The five-time champion at the All England Club beat Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2 on Centre Court, making her 9-1 in Wimbledon semifinals. The last time she reached the final was in 2009, and her only semifinal loss came last year.

Williams won her Wimbledon titles in 2000, ’01, ’05, ’07 and ’08.

Konta was hoping to become the first British woman to reach the final at Wimbledon since Virginia Wade won it in 1977.

Williams will face Garbine Muguruza in Saturday’s final.

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