The Latest: Venus Williams reaches 9th Wimbledon final
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):
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.
Venus Williams won the first set 6-4 against Johanna Konta in the women’s semifinals at Wimbledon.
Garbine Muguruza advanced to the Wimbledon final by beating Magdalena Rybarikova 6-1, 6-1 on Centre Court.
Muguruza reached the Wimbledon final in 2015, but lost to Serena Williams. She will get another chance at the title on Saturday against either Venus Williams or Johanna Konta.
Muguruza won the first five games of the first set, facing only one break point and saving it. She then broke Rybarikova twice to open the second set and take a 4-0 lead.
Garbine Muguruza won the first set 6-1 against Magdalena Rybarikova in the women’s semifinals at Wimbledon.
Play on Centre Court at Wimbledon in the women’s semifinals has started.
Garbine Muguruza is facing Magdalena Rybarikova for a spot in Saturday’s final.
Muguruza reached the final at the All England Club in 2015 and won the French Open in 2016. Rybarikova is playing in the semifinals at a major tournament for the first time in her career.
In the second match, five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams will face Johanna Konta.
Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams is in the semifinals at the All England Club for the second year in a row and will face Johanna Konta for a spot in Saturday’s final.
Williams, playing in her 20th Wimbledon tournament, is 8-1 in her previous nine semifinal appearances at the grass-court major.
Konta is playing in the Wimbledon semifinals for the first time.
In the opening match on Centre Court, 2015 Wimbledon finalist Garbine Muguruza will play Magdalena Rybarikova.
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