by Kevin Skiver
Thirty-seven is the magic number. Twenty-three years after Martina Navratilova made it to the Wimbledon women’s final at age 37, Venus Williams has done the same. Williams swept home favorite Johanna Konta in straight sets Thursday, 6-4, 6-2, in an hour and 15 minutes, earning a spot in the women’s final.
It has been an incredible tournament for Williams, who defeated French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko just to get the opportunity to face Konta. For Konta, it ends a run that has been extremely impressive, and she’ll now have time tosustained earlier this month.