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Venus Williams to face Garbine Muguruza in Wimbledon women's final

News Agencies | Updated on: 13 July 2017, 23:54 IST
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Seven-time Grand Slam Champion Venus Williams beat Britain's Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2 in the semi-finals of the women's singles event here today.

Williams will face Russia's Garbine Muguruza in the final to be held on July 15.

Venus added another chapter of achievement to her professional history as she became the oldest Wimbledon semi-finalist for 23 years after sweeping aside French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko on Tuesday.

In the 100th singles match of her Wimbledon career, the American star defeated Ostapenko 6-3, 7-5 in one hour and 13 minutes, to become the oldest semi- finalist here since Martina Navratilova.

With the win, Venus also equalled her younger sister Serena's total of 86 main draw match wins at Wimbledon, the most among any active player.

-ANI

First published: 13 July 2017, 23:54 IST
 
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