>> Venus Williams is just hours away from potentially making history. The US tennis titan is set to take to Wimbledon's center court Saturday in a much anticipated final. If she wins, she'll be the oldest women's singles champion in the professional era. Standing in the 37 year old's way is Spain's Garbine Muguruza and Reuters Iain Axon says she poses a serious threat.
>> It's a very close one to call. Obviously, Venus Williams is a great story, if she wins into her late 30s, she'll be the oldest woman to win Wimbledon for 103 years, and she's showing good form during the tournament. Muguruza though has looked great, a Wimbledon finalist a couple of years ago and she's had some good wins in the tournament so far.
>> Venus powered through her semi-final in straight sets, conjuring a vintage performance on grass, to see off Brit Johanna Konta. The five time Wimbledon champion, now has her eyes fixed on her sixth title here, it's a tally only surpassed by her sister, Serena. But her last triumph came back in 2008.
Now, she can expect a very different reception on center court.>> I think she will be a crowd favorite. It's odd because when these guys were winning everything left, right and center maybe ten years ago, it was the same with Federer, and maybe not so popular, people were always rooting for the underdog.
But because this time around there's a sense of history with Venus and again, the same thing will happen with Federer on Sunday, as well. I think 99.9% of the crowd would be behind them because they want to see history being made and yes, they're romantic.>> It was Venus' off court actions that dominated headlines going into this tournament.
Last week, US police cleared her of any wrongdoing in a fatal car crash. Not too long ago, some thought she might be ready to hang up her racket, now though she could be set to hold it aloft after a historic win.