Venus Williams has reached the Wimbledon final for the ninth time.
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 13, 2017
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.
Venus Williams Reaches Wimbledon Final At Age 37 https://t.co/8s4lKaqHFS
— NPR (@NPR) July 13, 2017
Williams won her Wimbledon titles in 2000, ’01, ’05, ’07 and ’08.
Wimbledon just isn’t the same without Serena. Just ask Venus: pic.twitter.com/HEp5CU2MCb
— ESPN (@espn) July 13, 2017
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.