London - Serena Williams is backing older sister Venus
Williams to keep the Wimbledon title in the family for another year when the
37-year-old takes on Spain's Garbine Muguruza in the women's final on Saturday.
Venus beat Johanna Konta on Thursday to reach her ninth
Wimbledon final and Serena, who missed her title defence after becoming
pregnant with her first child, believes her sibling can win a sixth All England
"I have to believe that, and I know she has to believe
that. We work so many years for these moments that she has right now, and I'm
really happy for her," the 23-time grand slam winner told Yahoo Sports.
"I'm proud of her, everyone is proud of her. She's such
an amazing person, and she's so nice, and she's been through a lot obviously,
but we are always rooting for her."
Venus has overcome Sjogrens Syndrome and several injuries to
reach her first Wimbledon final since 2009 and Serena believes her sister's
triumphs inspire others suffering from the auto-immune disease.
"She's been through her illness, and she keeps fighting
through it, and it would just mean so much, not just for her but for people who
suffer what she suffers just to realise that this isn't, this doesn't have to
be it," Serena said.
"You can go through what she goes through and still
come out on top."
Venus has beaten Muguruza in three of their four meetings to
date but will be wary of the world number 15 after the 23-year-old knocked her
out of the Italian Open in May.