Johanna Konta’s remarkable Wimbledon journey has come to an abrupt end at the hand’s of five-time champion Venus Williams. Williams will now become the oldest Wimbledon finalist in 23 years, when she takes on Garbine Muguzura on Saturday (July 15).
Konta carried the hopes of the nation on her shoulders following Andy Murray’s quarter-final demise, and there was a tremendous amount of support for the 26-year-old on centre court this afternoon. Konta was hoping to become the first British women’s champion since Virginia Wade in 1977; however, Venus Williams once again proved to be too strong for the British hopeful.
Williams claimed victory over Konta with a convincing 6-2 6-4 score. The American will now look ahead to her first Wimbledon final since 2009, and ninth overall. Should Williams win on Saturday, it will mark the 37-year-old’s eighth Grand Slam victory.
Williams v Muguzura will take place on centre court at 14:00 GMT.