Hingis hails 'amazing' Venus Williams for reaching final at 37


She's attempting to become the oldest victor of the title since 1908 when Charlotte Sterry cycled to the All England Club and claimed the trophy at the age of 37.

Williams, the No 10 seed, has showed her power from both wings throughout her performances at Wimbledon this year and her fitness has looked impeccable, highlighted by her comprehensive victories over rising stars Naomi Osaka and Ana Konjuh alongside recent French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in successive rounds. Venus was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder, Sjögren's syndrome, which causes fatigue and muscle pain.

I had a lot of issues. Of course, I'm excited about being again in another final, trying to take it a step further.

"I feel very focused". I have one more match and I'd like very much to be the victor.

"I'm feeling pretty good", said Muguruza, who dropped just two games in thrashing Magdalena Rybarikova in the semis.

"That last final helped me figure out a way to play better on grass because beforehand, I was not very experienced". I thought the crowd was so fair.

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Garbine Muguruza and Venus Williams meet in the final of the 2017 Wimbledon.

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"She looks to dictate from the very first ball", Konta said. Not everybody can do that.

Venus, at the age of 37, is attempting to become the oldest female player in the Open Era to lift a Grand Slam trophy. Maybe it's just her tournament to end the drought. In a tournament that had been blown wide open, not only due to Serena's absence as she awaits the birth of her first child, the absence of Maria Sharapova after her come-back from a drug suspension was hit with injury, the title was for the taking for numerous chasing pack.

Muguruza was asked to compare herself with the player who burst onto the scene in such spectacular fashion in Paris. "But to have her by my side gives me also this little confidence on having someone that has won before", she said. "I think my mind is more equipped this time".

But Muguruza has made it to the last day, too, and with all the hype and hullabaloo surrounding Konta she's been able to get there her own sweet way.

"Unfortunately it came at a time where there was a huge event for him and I just hope he can get the necessary treatment, diagnosis, or whatever, rest and come back stronger than he was before".

"It was very surprising to reach the final because I thought it would be hard but now I know how to play on grass". The previous times, you know, you're so concentrated that you can not enjoy as well.

'It goes a lot also, you know, with the strength of your body, your style of game.