Y’all!!!! (we’re in Texas so I can say that) Venus Williams is on to the Final at Wimbledon!!
Sailing through by only dropping one set, Venus has been ON FIRE this whole tournament. London 2017 couldn’t be easy for the 37-year-old legend, but as always she’s handling it with unmatched grace and strength. A few statistics to make your jaw drop open a little bit further:
- Venus is the oldest Grand Slam singles finalist since Martina Navratilova finished runner-up at Wimbledon in 1994.
- Venus has played a Wimbledon Centre Court final 8 times previously. She won five of those; Serena won the other three.
- Venus’s most recent Wimbledon title was in 2008, though she was runner-up in 2009. The eight-year stretch between finals appearances is the longest span for a woman in Wimbledon history.
- This is Venus’ first time making two Grand Slam finals in a year since 2003. Earlier this year she lost to Serena in the Australian Open final. (I geeked out during that, too!)
Of course we’re impressed by Venus on court this season, but I want to remind you that she’s also a brilliant business woman. You should check out her great book, Come to Win. It demonstrates how the principles of competitive athletics translate into business success, a must-read for anyone in the middle of a journey. And there’s always her athletic ware, too. Eleven is a brand we’re proud to carry at Tennis Express, as it’s designed to inspire you to get active and feel great about yourself as you reach your own goals and overcome challenges. Venus chose the name Eleven to represent a lifestyle that pushes the scale past the ‘10’ limit and to live out your personal best every day. It looks like Venus is living her best life!