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History is on the line as Venus Williams tries to become oldest women's Grand Slam winner

History is on the line as Venus Williams tries to become oldest women's Grand Slam winner

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...

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