- Williams has also won at Wimbledon on five occasions, a tally only three other women can better.
Venus Williams is bidding to become both the oldest Slam champion in the Open Era - beating the record set by Serena at the Australian Open in January - and the oldest Wimbledon champion in the Open Era, also set by Serena past year.
It was an anticlimactic conclusion for Williams, who was the oldest Wimbledon finalist since 1994.
- Muguruza could become just the second Spanish player to win multiple women's singles grand slams (Arantxa Sanchez Vicario - 4). Williams slapped into the net again and Muguruza moved one set to the good.
She came close to achieving that, but Muguruza would not allow it.
In 2011, the then-31-year-old was diagnosed with Sjögrens Syndrome, an autoimmune disease leading to fatigue, swollen joints, dry eyes, dry mouth and heavy limbs - she finished the year outside the top-100 for the first time since 1997.
The five-time champion was also contesting a second grand slam final in the same season for the first time since 2003 after finishing runner-up to Serena at the Australian Open.
Williams and her fiancé, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, announced her pregnancy in April, but have not hinted at the baby's gender. And I'll have time, it will be fun.
In absence of sister Serena, Venus Williams will be chasing history on Saturday when she takes to court in the Wimbledon final against Garbine Muguruza.
Of course, she will be disappointed because she had a great chance to get into her first Grand Slam final but I'm sure she will have other chances. It's a long two weeks. Williams finished with 25 unforced errors, 14 more than Muguruza made.
"Muguruza was in the zone", she said.
Serving to stay in the set at 4-5, Muguruza faced two break/set points. It goes a lot with the strength of your body, your style of game. That opened a run in which Williams won 12 of 13 points.
But Venus is black and awesome, and not just destined for greatness; she IS greatness. "We work so many years for these moments that she has right now, and I'm really happy for her", the 23-time Grand Slam victor told Yahoo Sports.
Williams wouldn't face another break point and, later, produced another impressive second serve - in the second set, at 103 miles per hour (166 kph), it went right at Konta, who jumped out of the way.
"I thought he played really well at the start of the match". "Even more yesterday and today". I did think of that. I definitely will ask her. "There is a lot more pressure and it is about dealing with it". I tried to do the things she would do. I think not everybody can do that. 15 (Muguruza) and 11 (Williams), but around here they have had the shine of Nos. Their only clash since then came at Wimbledon previous year, where Cilic led by two sets before Federer came back to tally the final win of his injury-shortened season.
"Not my best day", Rybarikova said. She's won Miami, but she hasn't won that many tournaments. After not having been in a major singles final for eight years, as of Saturday's Wimbledon final, she will have been in two in the last six months. "I try to take the same courage on the court that she would have", Venus said. "Serena's always in my corner".
"It's been a little bit of a roller-coaster for her, with her injuries, her virus (Sjogren's) and all these issues but now it seems like she's fine and she's sorted it all out and she's playing great tennis", Hingis said.
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