Venus Williams jokes about wishing Serena could play Wimbledon final for her after defeating Konta

Venus Williams jokes about wishing Serena could play Wimbledon final for her after defeating Konta

The last time Venus Williams was in the finals at Wimbledon, it was 2009, and she lost to her sister, Serena.

Thursday, Venus advanced to the finals once again after beating Johanna Konta and will play for her sixth Wimbledon singles title Saturday.

Afterward, she joked about how it’s usually Serena in the finals and will have to ask the seven-time Wimbledon champion for some pointers.


But emotionally, she also said she misses her sister “terribly,” as Serena is late in her pregnancy and not traveling.

Venus also credited Konta with playing well and said the crowd, rooting for the British player, was nicer to her than she expected.

Venus will face Garbine Muguruza in Saturday’s final, and if she wins at age 37, she’ll be the oldest women’s Grand Slam winner in the Open Era, since 1968, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

By usatoday

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