Venus Williams has admitted she’ll be asking her sister Serena for some pointers about facing Garbine Muguruza as the pair prepare to face-off in the final of Wimbledon.
The five-time champion will take on the Spaniard in the showpiece finale on Saturday after the 14th seed took out Magdalena Rybarikova in a 6-1 6-1 win.
Williams’ own performance against Britain’s Johanna Konta was also hugely impressive, downing the world No. 7 6-4 6-2 and she was rewarded with a testing tie against the 2015 runner-up.
Muguruza faced Serena in that final two years ago, with the American enjoying a 6-4 6-4 win.
And Venus revealed she will get some advice from her younger sister ahead of the contest.
‘We both play really well on grass,’ she said of Muguruza after the win.
“Usually it’s her in these finals. I’m trying my best to represent Williams as best I can”
‘Last time she played Serena so I have to ask Serena for some pointers.
‘Serena is always in my corner and, you know, usually it’s her in these finals but I’m trying my best to represent Williams as best as I can.’
When asked if she missed Serena, she added: ‘Terribly. I missed her so much before this match. ‘I just wish she was here and I was like I wish she could do this for me and I was like no, this time you have to do it for yourself. So here we are.’
Muguruza said of her match against Venus, who is in her first final here since 2009: ‘Facing Venus, you know, she won here like five times, I think.