Britain's Johanna Konta knocked out of Wimbledon

Britain's Johanna Konta knocked out of Wimbledon

Martínez, the captain of the Spanish Davis Cup and Fed Cup teams, volunteered to pitch in. Now I maybe feel more solid mentally, going out there knowing what to do. Williams had let Konta walk out ahead, comfortable in herself, confident in her chosen tactics.

Muguruza certainly shouldn't be discounted, even if Williams might be relieved not to be confronting her sibling, who is pregnant and off the tour.

The British number one had two break points at the end of the opening set but failed to capitalise and instead it was Williams who broke the very next game. Williams won their most recent match, on red clay at the Italian Open in May.

'I think today it came down on the day, and Venus played better than me.

Muguruza will meet either Johanna Konta or Venus Williams as she bids to add to the French Open crown she won last year.

This is Williams's 20th year at Wimbledon.

A place in the final comes after a troubling build-up to the tournament for Williams - who at 37 can become the tournament's oldest champion - after she was involved in a traffic accident in which a man was killed.

Not a bad ally to call upon in your time of need! Although she is once again playing against someone with the surname Williams, she said she would have a different approach this time.

"I don't know that I play exactly the same way she does".

Rybarikova had done remarkably well to reach this stage after a seventh month injury lay-off, getting herself into great form by winning International Tennis Federation tournaments at Fukuoka, Surbiton and Ilkley. She has won five singles titles and six doubles titles, all with her sister Serena. "I like to think it's working for me".

"I've played well. I didn't expect I was going to play that well, that I was going to reach semifinal". But here I am!

As Konta struggled with the home pressure, Williams was thriving and she nailed winner after winner with her piercing forehands proving a potent weapon.

"She just gets too nervous watching me live".

That seemed like a comeback enough, six years on from being diagnosed with the debilitating autoimmune disease Sjogren's syndrome.

Her 6-4 6-2 semi-final win over the Briton was a clinical execution and set up a Saturday showdown with Garbine Muguruza, whose own ruthless demolition of Magdalena Rybarikova whetted the appetite for an intriguing final.

Williams will need all her energy in the final against Muguruza, who has been hitting hard and consistent shots in every match.

Oh, how times have changed.

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