Venus Williams defeated British tennis star Johanna Konta to advance to the Wimbledon women’s tennis final on Thursday. Williams won in straight sets 6-4, 6-2 on Centre Court at the All England Club in London, England.

Venus’s journey to the Wimbledon women’s final was made easier after her sister Serena Williams took a maternity leave from tennis.

Venus will play in her first Wimbledon final since 2009 when Serena was sidelined by a foot injury.

In related news, The Wall Street Journal apologized for an insensitive tweet about the All England Club’s all-white clothing rule.

Someone at WSJ tweeted: “Something’s not all white” before Venus was forced to change out of a pink bra earlier in the week.

The paper apologized to Venus for the tweet.

“A tweet promoting our story on Wimbledon’s clothing rules was seen by some as insensitive. This wasn’t our intent. We have deleted the tweet.”

Photos by Getty Images, Max Tollworthy / Splash News





  • Yardgirl

    Yay!! Go Venus go Venus!!

  • BeUtFullSoul

    You GO GIRL!!!!!! #VENUS

  • hottlanta

    YASSSSS wonder is this gonna get as much coverage as that fake accident where ole girl was trying to get paid. Go Ms. V. Go!!!

  • hotntot95

    Venus?

  • casiepriest33

    They tried to be bring her down! But cream always rises to the top!

  • imright

    shes the only person ive heard with the name Venus. ???? CONGRATS SIS?

  • ShelbyMoore

    I’m so happy she was vindicated as to that crash. Great job, sis.

  • Jen_no_juice

    CONGRATS Venus!! #BlackGirlMagic

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Good for her now she can enjoy it now that the weight of that accident has been lifted by her being vindicated.

  • V Dubb

    I guess I was wrong….I thought she would be distracted by the accident but hunti was I wrong! That’s SCRENTH!! Won’t doubt you again lovely black queen you!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Congrats on being the oldest female in a Wimbledon final since Martina.

    Vintage Venus is back. Just one more win to go!!!

  • Renee26

    Kill em Venus!!

  • Ebony Starr

    Congratulations to my namesake Venus Ebony Starr Williams!!!

  • Mbailey

    OL’ Venus still got it.

  • Ebony Starr

    Congratulations to my namesake Venus Ebony Starr Williams!!!!

  • Shira Harding-James

    Black girl magic!

  • http://ebonynsweet.com EbonyNSweet.com

    She better get all the Prize money she can before her sister comes back.

  • IAmLegend

    Actually Venus played Serena in the 2009 Wimbledon final and Venus was the one who was injured.Serena’s injury didn’t happen until 2010.

  • Renee Bee

    Woot! Woot! Go V!
    I’m loving the cat eyed makeup too.

  • Ling

    This exactly what I said! ???? I’m so proud of her!

  • Ling

    She’s almost 40! Damn, she’s magical!

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Congratulations girl

  • BlahBlahBlah

    Get it now cuz Serena got that snap back.

  • Ebony Starr

    She has such an elegant presence!

  • Ebony Starr

    Serena is speaking on Venus semifinals win.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Good for her!

  • Diva_woman

    So happy for her and I pray that accident is settled quickly and doesn’t get too ugly. I feel for the family of the deceased but I hope they don’t let greed overtake them and try to exploit the situation further.

  • Dr.Rue

    ooo I’ll have to watch the finals.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Slay them!!!

  • Faithz

    You go Venus, it was a great game.

  • Mrs Mary

    she is playing with aggression and anger and rightfully so….GET EM VENUS!!!! get em for you and your sister…

  • Faithz

    Tennis Ace, she and her Sister has are Pioneers to the
    Game of Tennis, and Tennis has been a friend to both of them.
    They have been through so much to reach where they are now.

  • Lady_Elle

    Go Venus!!!

  • EMILY POST

    Good for her… She is such a professional and is positive. Too bad she doesnt get more love and respect from the black community such a positive role model.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Yes V!!!

    Now this is amazing! God is good

  • http://www.mylifeinlame.com/?m=1 Kimberly

    Go Venus!!! If she wins I think she will be the oldest W winner ever.