ActiveWins Wimbledon 2017 - Page 16


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At 14/1, the 37-year-old isn’t particularly well fancied in the betting but has reached the Australian Open final already this term.

No points for guessing who she eventually lost out too. Sibling rivalries ey?

Venus also reached the Miama semi-finals, losing out in a tight contest to our very own Johanna Konta.

Since Venus Williams won the first of her five Wimbledon titles back in 2000, the title has only escaped the Williams sisters’ stranglehold on five occasions.

That’s right, Venus has five SW19 titles to her name while sister Serena boasts seven.

Venus hasn’t actually lifted the trophy since 2008, but may see the absence of her sibling as the perfect opportunity to make up for lost time.

Despite being regarded as one of the all-time greats

of women's tennis, Venus has only been ranked as

the world number one for a total of 11 weeks.