During one scorching stretch in the past eight days, Venus Williams tore through three consecutive opponents born in 1997, never losing a set.
That was the year Williams made her Wimbledon debut.
Considering the extreme demands of reaching the top of the tennis world — both physical and mental — that the 37-year-old Williams is back in the women’s singles final borders on the miraculous.
The five-time Wimbledon winner, who first learned the sport on the courts of Compton, will face Spain’s Garbine Muguruza on Saturday with another championship and history on the line.
Williams has a chance to overtake her younger sister, Serena, as the oldest woman to win a...