Venus’ advance to the Wimbledon finals is just what she needs

by Angela Davis|@jerseygirlsport It's been a challenging month for Venus Williams. An accident she was involved in ended in the death of a passenger, and recent reports citing officers' conclusion that she was guilty along with a civil lawsuit against her, has weighed heavily on the global tennis star. Later reports along with video evidence, seem to conclude that Williams was in fact not in the wrong as her truck sat in an intersection, seemingly exonerating her from what many assumed was her fault. Still she pressed on, and now she is headed to the finals at Wimbledon. She beat Britain's Johanna Konta in the women's semifinals with a 6-4, 6-2 win on Centre Court on Thursday, and she can't be happier.
I've played in a lot of finals here," Williams said. "It's been a blessing. I couldn't have asked for more, but I'll ask for a little more. One more win would be amazing. "It won't be a given, but I'm going to give it my all.
Williams will be seeking a sixth Wimbledon singles title Saturday against Garbine Muguruza, and if she wins, the 34-year-old will be the oldest women's Grand Slam champion in the Open era (since 1968). She's already the oldest women's finalist in any Grand Slam since Martina Navratilova reached the Wimbledon final in 1994. How amazing is this?! With a legal issue still looming in the background, this advance to the finals is just what she needs. The finals air on Saturday at 9AM. Will you be watching?

Author: Jersey Girl Sports

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