In absence of sister Serena, Venus Williams will be chasing history on Saturday when she takes to court in the Wimbledon final against Garbine Muguruza.
If Venus goes on to win in the final then at the age of 37 she will become the oldest woman to win the Wimbledon title. However, the last time a 37-year-old reached the final, it was a Spaniard who crashed the party.
It was Conchita Martinez who defeated Martina Navratilova in the 1994 final and now for Venus it is Muguruza standing between her sixth title.
“I think it’s very impressive. I think not everybody can do that,” the 14th-seed Muguruza was quoted as saying before the final clash.
“For me it’s incredible. I don’t think I could be 37 and playing at that level.”
Among the sisters, it has been Serena who has been prolific across all the courts but Venus despite a fading game hung in there and still rated as one of the best in the business.
The spot light will be on the American when she steps on Centre Court on Saturday after beating Johanna Konta in the semis. If she wins, then she would surpass Serena as the oldest Wimbledon women’s singles champion in the professional era and the oldest since Charlotte Sterry in 1908.
The playing style of both players are quite similar – big serves and booming forehand but the key would be who handles the nerves better.