Watch Venus Williams vs Garbine Muguruza live

Saturday, 15 Jul, 2017

Venus Williams could 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.

Venus Williams contests her 9th Wimbledon & 16th major final.

Venus Williams is bidding to become both the oldest Slam champion in the Open Era - beating the record set by Serena at the Australian Open in January - and the oldest Wimbledon champion in the Open Era, also set by Serena previous year. Significantly, Muguruza is playing in her second Wimbledon Final, she lost to Serena Williams in 2015.

The player once said her ideal day would be watching Bono and eating gelato, and that she would be willing to mortgage her house in order to see the Irish band.

"I'm unbelievably excited. I hope I can play one more good match".

"I'm definitely in the position I want to be in", Venus said.

Dissecting the match and her tournament, there are definitely things she and her coach Wim Fissette - the two obviously are working well together judging by results - can improve on. Wimbledon Finals 2017 tv channel schedule is on ESPN. For any other athlete this could have spelt the end of their career, for Venus it was another challenge that she had to overcome.

She added: "But I am OK with it because I feel like, maybe if I had the cravings, I would have a tougher pregnancy".

Muguruza is the first Spanish woman to reach more than one Wimbledon final since Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, who lost twice in the 1990s. She needs more shape on the ball and I actually found myself nervous every time I was watching in the Venus match because it was too high over the net.

While Serena admits she misses playing, she said she couldn't be happier about her life these days, and knows she'll be back on the court soon. If she wins on Saturday, she would have surpassed even Martina Navratilova, who has been the paragon of longevity in this sport. She attempted to regain her composure before telling the moderator, "Maybe I should go", and then left the room. "I would love you to!". "I think I spend most of my time on the road so this has been a really great way to really get my sleep and turn it into power". "I'm completely speechless. It's just - yeah, I mean, I'm just ..." a visibly shaken Williams said, before breaking down and walking out of the room.

The 36-year-old Hingis is just three months younger than Williams but unlike the American, she now only plays doubles and mixed doubles, having last played singles on the Tour in 2007. "I don't know how many".

Federer still has not dropped a set but was tested by Berdych and the match might have panned out very differently had just a few points gone the Czech's way.

Sam Smith, the former British number one tennis player, said of Konta: "If she wasn't a tennis player she would probably be at the big summer festivals".