If Venus wins Thursday, she will become the oldest Wimbledon finalist since Martina Navratilova in 1994. AFP / Glyn KIRK
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Johanna Konta has history in her sights as the world No. 7 bids to become the first British woman to reach the Wimbledon final for 40 years when she faces her childhood idol Venus Williams Thursday."She got the better of me the last time we played, so I'm really looking forward to playing her," Konta said.At an age when all of her contemporaries have long since retired, Venus is still going strong and, in her 20th Wimbledon, she is on the verge of a historic achievement the equal of Konta's potential milestone.That would be an especially sweet moment for Venus, who has had to deal with a debilitating autoimmune disease for years, as well as her accidental involvement in a tragic car crash that killed an elderly man in Florida last month.In fine form after dismissing a series of opponents almost half her age, including French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the last eight, Venus is hoping to reach her first Wimbledon final since 2009, a year after she won at the All England Club for the most recent of her seven Grand Slam titles.
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