Serena Backs Venus To Keep Wimbledon Title In The Family

Serena Backs Venus To Keep Wimbledon Title In The Family

Venus Williams will hope to reclaim her Wimbledon crown after a nine-year wait today against Garbine Muguruza, in a final that has the makings of a classic battle of the big hitters.

With her sister out on maternity leave, Venus Williams has ensured that the Williams name could still be in the history books after Serena's two-year dominance. But when Federer needed to raise his level in a first set tiebreaker, he did that. Hopefully, she's rooting for her fellow athletes while cuddled up at home with some popcorn and her fiancé, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

The second set was a whitewash as surging Muguruza broke the dispirited American three times to secure victory after 77 minutes. Her kid sister, Serena, has seven. I don't know when that happened.

Venezuela-born Muguruza's second Grand Slam title, following her French Open triumph a year ago, denied Williams, 37, in her attempt to become the oldest Wimbledon champion in the Open era.

However, the five-time Wimbledon champion would face her greatest challenge in the semi-final against hometown favourite Johanna Konta. Not only so, she would also become the oldest women to clinch the title.

Venus Williams has fired 117 unreturnable first serves in these Championships, out of 260 total in play.

"She's (Martinez) helping me to deal with the stress of the tournament", she said.

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Since winning her maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open previous year, Muguruza had endured something of a sophomore slump as her ranking dropped out of the top 10. "That's what she's doing and, even though I'm not playing, that's what I'm doing right now for her".

"I think she's [Martinez] helping me how to deal with the tournament, because obviously it's a grand slam, and it's hard to handle because it's two weeks".

This time, with the Centre Court roof closed because of rain earlier in the day, the 23-year-old Muguruza was too good down the stretch.

Former world number one Martina Hingis said on Friday it was "amazing" that her old rival Venus Williams has reached the Wimbledon final at the age of 37.

It was the first of a series of vital escapes for Muguruza, who was matching Venus blow for blow in a series of bruising baseline rallies. Muguruza is playing her third major final since Wimbledon 2015. "It is very impressive", Muguruza said of Williams' lasting power. The others are Evonne Goolagong (1971 Australian Open finalist, Roland Garros and Wimbledon champion in the same year); Mary Pierce (1994 Roland Garros runner-up, 1995 Australian Open champion and 1997 Australian Open runner-up); and Svetlana Kuznetsova (2004 US Open champion, finalist at Roland Garros in 2006 and the 2007 US Open).

"She's still motivated to go for more and still has the hunger, which is also very surprising".

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