New Milestones For Federer, Venus Williams As They Play In Wimbledon Finals

It seems like it’s set in the books for the Williams sisters to keep smashing records as Venus Williams may become the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam singles title in the Open era when she meets Garbine Muguruza in Saturday’s Wimbledon final.

The American, 37, will overtake sister Serena’s record – set when she was 35 at the Australian Open in January – by winning her sixth SW19 title.

She would be up against Garbine Muguruza, who is aiming for her first Wimbledon triumph after losing to Serena in the two years ago.

Talking about history, the elder of the Williams sisters dominated the tennis courts for almost a decade between 2000 and 2009, winning five titles and finishing runner-up three times.

Now she has the opportunity to etch her name in history again in a final that matches her against the very same opponent that lost to her younger sibling in 2015.

However, Muguruza, who is under the tutelage of temporary coach Conchita Martinez – the only Spanish woman to have won Wimbledon when she beat Martina Navratilova in 1994 will be looking to join her coach as a Wimbledon Champion and also avenge her defeat to Serena Williams.

In the Men’s category, Roger Federer is one win from a historic eighth Wimbledon title after beating Czech 11th seed Tomas Berdych in straight sets in the semi-final.

The Swiss, 35, won 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 to reach his 11th Wimbledon final, having last won the title in 2012.

Federer has already added to his lengthy list of achievements by reaching a record 29th Grand Slam final, becoming the second-oldest man to do so after the 39-year-old Ken Rosewall reached the 1974 Wimbledon final.

Having waited five years to win his 18th major title at this year’s Australian Open, Federer could make it 19 only six months later.

He will be facing 28-year-old Marin Cilic, after the seventh seed beat American 24th seed Sam Querrey 6-7 (6-8) 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 on Centre Court on Sunday.

Cilic is into his second major final after winning the 2014 US Open.

 

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