Garbine Muguruza in awe of evergreen Venus Williams ahead of Wimbledon final

The royal couldn't hide her emotions as she watched Williams thrash British hopeful Johanna Konta in straight sets today

Venus Williams will bid for to become the oldest major title victor in Open Era history when she takes on Garbine Muguruza in Saturday's Wimbledon final. Keep playing, even though she achieve so many things.

- Williams has also won at Wimbledon on five occasions, a tally only three other women can better.

Her run to the Australian Open final, where she lost to her younger sister, puts her in the position to surpass all kinds of records.

Muguruza is bidding to become the first Spanish woman to win Wimbledon since her current coach Conchita Martinez won the title in 1994, and the second Spaniard to win Wimbledon in Open Era history.

Today she is to play for the Venus Rosewater Dish for the ninth time in her 20th Wimbledon appearance. "She knows how to prepare, how to train, what to do". "A final is a final", Muguruza said.

At one point the American contested three consecutive matches against opponents who were born in the year she debuted at the All England Club: Naomi Osaka, Ana Konjuh and French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko.

Now, 23 years later, a similar scenario awaits as Venus Williams, also one of the greatest grass-court players of all time, faces Muguruza, who like Martinez hails from Spain and is more comfortable on the clay courts, having won the 2016 French Open. It goes very fast, so I'm trying to enjoy.

Her victory against Kerber, who will lose her world No 1 spot at the end of the tournament, showed her mental resilience having lost the first set, while her victory against the unseeded Magdalena Rybarikova in the semi-finals was a demonstration of her consistent power hitting from the baseline.

"She's (Martinez) helping me to deal with the stress of the tournament", she said. Venus, meanwhile, will be playing in her 16th career Slam final.

All these years later, Wimbledon still brings out the best in Venus Williams.

Williams is a household name not only for the tennis fraternity but across global sport and Venus has now played at the French Open and the ongoing Wimbledon without 23 Grand Slam victor Serena, who is preparing to give birth to her first child later this year. She has proven that when she is on a hot streak, she can be unstoppable, as she was over her two weeks at French Open in 2016, where she even dispatched off Serena easily. She attempted to regain her composure before telling the moderator, "Maybe I should go", and then left the room. Here is everything you need to know entering the third Grand Slam ladies' singles final of the year. Mugurza, however, is determined to do whatever it takes to once again halt a Williams' charge in the final.

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