“I think when anyone has a Grand Slam champion in front of their name, it changes things a little bit. So I don't know if I have arrived or already arrived, been arrived, I don't know. But I do know I'm a U.S. Open champion. So whatever that means to you," said Sloane Stephens, after winning the US. Open Tennis Championship.
American Venus Williams, 37, beat British Johanna Konta, 26, 6-4, 6-2 on Thursday, July 13, 2017, to reach her ninth final at the All England Club and first since 2009. If she wins the final, she will have the sixth Wimbledon championship and eighth Grand Slam singles title.
Serena Williams, the World woman tennis champion has won Australia Open final on Saturday January 28, 2017. With the win, the American Serena has a record of 23 grand slam titles, beating German Steffi Graf's, the most in the Open Era of professional tennis. She defeated sister Venus Williams 6-4 6-4.
If all goes well, Wimbledon 2016 final will be Williams vs, Williams. But that would not be the major headline. The headline will be mostly about Venus, the older sister. If she reaches the Wimbledon final, Venus will solidify her place in the history of tennis and sports. On Tuesday, July 5, 2016, the 36-year-old Venus, beat Yaroslava Shvedova 7-6 (7-5) 6-2, becoming the oldest semifinalist at a grand slam since a 37-year-old Martina Navratilova accomplished a similar exploit 22 years ago, at the All England Club in 1994.