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Venus out to defy the age gap in Wimbledon final

Venus out to defy the age gap in Wimbledon final”

The women's final between slight favorite Garbiñe Muguruza (-120) and Venus Williams (+100) could make history.

Nadal won the French Open title for a 10th time last month, and Federer yesterday booked a place in his 11th Wimbledon final with victory over Tomas Berdych.

Garbine Muguruza does not believe she could match the achievement of Wimbledon opponent Venus Williams in reaching a grand slam final at the age of 37.

Martinez became the only Spanish woman to win Wimbledon when she defeated Martina Navratilova in the 1994 final and now she is back in a key role at the All England Club as Muguruza's temporary coach.

"Definitely I want to win, for sure", Muguruza said on Friday.

"[Cilic and Federer] met in the Wimbledon quarterfinals past year, when Cilic took the opening two sets and even held a match point before Federer came all the way back to win, improving to 6-1 head-to-head".

"It's very impressive", Muguruza said politely of Williams' endurance.

"For me, it's incredible". "I grew up and my body was not like a Spanish player's". You have to go for it, hit harder, kind of more Russian style.

Today's highlights include the women's singles and women's doubles finals (though in both cases, the All England Club still refers to top female athletes as ladies).

The five-time champion planned to seek advice from her pregnant sister on ways to stop Muguruza in the hope of keeping the trophy in the family. "She has experience. But it's the work that I've been doing with her here, and before with my previous team, everything together, it's working".

Indeed, such has been the familiarity of Federer's resurgence that it has led to many questioning whether he is playing the best tennis of his career, even though the Swiss has dismissed such a notion himself, mindful no doubt of the levels he reached when in his pomp in the middle of the last decade. Never played a lot of tournaments. "It was a very surprising moment when you reach a final in a tournament where you thought it was going to be hard".

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.

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