Johanna Konta says there is no reason she cannot win Wimbledon in the future, despite a straight-sets defeat to Venus Williams in Thursday's semi-final. Muguruza, who was born in Venezuela and raised in Spain, cruised in her semifinal, 6-1, 6-1 over Magdalena Rybarikova.
"Facing Venus, she won here, like, five times", Muguruza said.
Williams will play Spaniard Garbine Muguruza in Saturday's final. In personal meetings the American had lost 2:3, but the grass tennis players do not intersect.
'It felt like, "Oh, I'm in the final of a tournament that I didn't expect". I did think of that. "I just try to hold my head up high, no matter what is happening".
"One more win would be amazing", Williams said. The 23-year-old Muguruza broke twice to open the second set, claiming the first four games before dismissing Rybarikova in a mere 64 minutes. Two quick breaks of serve in the second set aided by some bodyline play on the part of Venus ended Konta's campaign in this edition of the tournament. She never looked back.
"I couldn't have asked for more but I'll ask for more", Williams said after the match.
Her condition - Sjögren's syndrome is a debilitating and incurable autoimmune disease that causes excessive fatigue.
This year's women's tournament has been marked by some fiercely contested and tight battles, but this was a disappointingly one-sided affair. I'm not satisfied with where I am now.
This will be the first Grand Slam quarter-final for Rybarikova. None of her wins were more impressive than her three-set, fourth-round victory against the speedy Angelique Kerber, the #1 seed. But she was better than me.
"The crowd was very nice to me", informed Venus. "It was truly magnificent, the support I had".
American Sam Querrey will meet Marin Čilić of Croatia for a place in the final.