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Williams and Muguruza reach Wimbledon final

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 02:07

Venus Williams beat Britain's last hope in Johanna Konta with Garbine Muguruza easing into the final with a demolition of Slovak Magdalena Rybarikova.

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VIDEO SHOWS: HIGHLIGHTS OF WOMEN'S SEMI-FINALS AT WIMBLEDON WITH VENUS WILLIAMS BEATING JOHANNA KONTA AND GARBINE MUGURUZA BEATING MAGDALENA RYBARIKOVA RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (JULY 13, 2017) (AELTC - SEE RESTRICTIONS BEFORE USE) GARBINE MUGURUZA v MAGDALENA RYBARIKOVA 1. RYBARIKOVA SERVING WITH MUGURUZA AT MATCH POINT / RALLY ENDS WITH RYBARIKOVA HITTING NET / MUGURUZA WINS MATCH 2. MUGURUZA CELEBRATING WIN 3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) WIMBLEDON FINALIST GARBINE MUGURUZA, SAYING: "You know, all the great champions have won this tournament and I always stare at the wall where all the names are of the previous winners and, there are a lot actually that are repetitive, but I don't know, I would like to see my name there, hopefully, and I don't really think a lot, you know I'm here, I have another chance and I'm trying to be simple, and that's it." VENUS WILLIAMS v JOHANNA KONTA 4. KONTA SERVING WITH WILLIAMS AT MATCH POINT / RALLY ENDS WITH WILLIAMS WINNER 5. WILLIAMS CELEBRATING 6. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JOHANNA KONTA, SAYING: "I've definitely got a lot more to improve on, and there's a lot more exciting things that I can still get better at, which is exciting for me and for my own development but I definitely feel that there's no reason why I would not be able to be in a position to win a title like this one day." 7. (SOUNDBITE) (English) WIMBLEDON FINALIST, VENUS WILLIAMS, SAYING: "I just try to hold my head up high no matter what, this is happening in life and in sport especially you have injuries, you have illnesses, and you're not going to be always playing 100 percent. I try to you know just... if I decide to walk out on a court, I try to just compete that day and that's what I try to do." STORY: Five-times champion Venus Williams produced a clinical performance to claim a 6-4 6-2 semi-final victory over home favorite Johanna Konta at Wimbledon on Thursday (July 13). Williams, 37, broke in the 10th game to clinch the first set and then dominated her sixth-seeded opponent, breaking twice more to wrap up the match on Centre Court. The American reached her first Wimbledon final since 2009 and will face 14th seed Spaniard Garbine Muguruza. Muguruza, who finished runner-up to Serena Williams in 2015, hit top form to beat Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova 6-1 6-1. Rybarikova, who was coming into the match with an 18-1 record on grass this season, started nervously and lost the first five games in 25 minutes. The world number 87 struggled to match Muguruza's powerful hitting from the baseline and was defeated after 64 minutes of play.

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Williams and Muguruza reach Wimbledon final

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 02:07