Wimbledon Ladies Winner?
Can Johanna Konta finally end 40 years of Wimbledon Ladies woe for British Ladies Tennis by lifting the Venus Rosewater dish on Saturday afternoon?
First she has to overcome the huge obstacle of Venus Williams this afternoon. I personally think that this will be a harder match than any prospective opponent she will meet in the final.
Konta has shown admirable qualities in overcoming Simona Halep and Donna Vekic in 2 very tough matches. She will need all of that resilience if she is to beat the 37 year old Venus Williams who is looking to win her 6th Wimbledon title. This would be her first since 2008 so perhaps time may eventually catch up with her?
Alternatively will her experience and knowledge see her through and gain her her 8th career slam title and first in 9 seasons?
The only player left in the tournament who has won a slam is the Spaniard Garbine Muguruza. The 2016 French Open winner came close to winning Wimbledon in 2015 going down 6-4 6-4 to Serena Williams in the final.
She has impressed on her run to the semi-finals only dropping 1 set so far. That was to the World No 1 Angelique Kerber. Strangely this will be her first match on Centre court since the opening day of Wimbledon 2016!
The last of the quarter has the most impressive form on grass so far this season. So far she has won 19 of 20 matches she played on grass. The only defeat she has suffered was in the Nottingham Open final where she went down 6-2 7-5 to Johanna Konta.
History in the making?
There is history awaiting 3 of the 4 women in the Wimbledon Ladies semi-finals.
If Venus Williams wins she would be the oldest winner of the Wimbledon Ladies singles.
If Magdalena Rybarikova wins she would be the first unseeded winner of the Wimbledon Ladies singles.
If Johanna Konta wins then she would become Britain’s first winner for 40 years of the Wimbledon Ladies singles.
I think that Johanna Konta will prove too strong for Venus Williams and ultimately for whomever she will then meet in the final.
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