Everything seemed to be working great for Venus Williams during her semi-final clash against the British hope Johanna Konta. The result 6-4, 6-2 might suggest otherwise, but we saw a real battle in this match. Although the audience was disappointed with the result at the end, they certainly enjoyed some great tennis from both players.

Venus Williams took the upper hand at the end, but at the moments it was Johanna Konta who was a real star with her magnificent shots. The crowd was cheering for the 26-year old, but unfortunately for them, Venus was a tough nut to crack. That way, the American will be in her 8th Wimbledon final, the first one in 8 years.

Venus Williams crushed British hopes

This was 10th semi-finals appearance for the 37-year old American and the first for Johanna Konta who also happened to be the first British female player in the Wimbledon semi-finals since Virginia Wade in 1978. Given that fact, it was clear right from the start that Konta will be the one who will have to fight the pressure. However, it wasn't easy for Venus either, since this may be the last time that she will have the chance to reach the finals and possibly win the title at All-England Club.

With all that in mind, both players began the match strongly. However, it was Johanna Konta who dominated for the most part of the first set, and soon Venus found herself facing the break point in the ninth game, but she was able to pull through.

As it later turned out, this was a turning point of the whole match, because, in the next one, the American converted her break point that also won her the first set.

From the start of the second set, Johanna Konta was struggling to regain her focus, but she was still able to hold her service games.

The British even had to face 3 break points in the fourth game. She managed to save two, but the third one turned out to be fatal. On the other hand, Venus Williams was tough on her serve and soon, Konta was serving to stay in the match.

Johanna was fighting to the very end, saved two match points, but that didn't stop Venus to take advantage of the third one.

At the end, the smile on the face of Venus Williams pretty much sums it all up. She is back where she belongs - in the Wimbledon finals.

Moving on

Next, the 37-year old Venus Williams will face Garbine Muguruza who crushed Magdalena Rybarikova earlier today. It will be their fifth match, Venus leads 3-1 in head-to-head meetings, but in their only match this year, at Rome Masters, Muguruza was victorious. With the dominant performances from today, there is no doubt that we are going to witness some great tennis when they hit the court on Saturday.

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