In this 2017 Wimbledon semifinals, Venus will meet Konta on this Thursday at Center Court as the second match. By this tournament, Venus is looking to the sixth title and also the eighth Grand Slam title. Till now in this tournament, the former world number one has played well but just drop a set against Wang Qiang. Also, she going well as brilliant and keenly waiting for the bigger task on upcoming matches.
UPDATE: Williams won her Wimbledon titles in 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007 and 2008. After her defeat against Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2 on Centre Court, she will make her 9th Wimbledon final after 2008. So, Williams will face Garbine Muguruza in Saturday’s final.
She is just concentrating on her match to Konta to win in front of her home crowd. In last year, she dropped her game to Angelique Kerber at semifinals. But at the same time, her sister won against Elena Vesnina and also to Angelique Kerber in the finals.
Venus opponent of this semifinal is Konta, who had very less experience in the Grand Slam tournament. She just came into the grand slam tournament from 2012 Wimbledon. This is the first time for him to play a semifinal in the Grass Court but, it is the second time as overall Grand Slam. She already appeared on the semifinal of 2016 Australian Open. The British woman Konta had performed well in this tournament so far by defeating Simona Halep and Caroline Garcia.
So, she is trying to deliver her best in this tournament who had never reached the finals in any grand slam. There were lots of surprises happened in the quarterfinals on both women’s and men’s single. Like that, the defeat of Halep by Konta is a just big quality win. But, it is quite different in the semifinals against to Venus. She needs to combine all her power as one to fight and to reach the finals of this year.
Venus: When you’re out there, all you’re thinking about – especially at least on my side – all I can control is myself. In the thick of the match, it’s not in your head.
Konta: In terms of the home support, I feel very excited and very humbled by it. When you get a massive crowd of people cheering, making that sort of noise in a stadium, you do get goosebumps.
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