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Summary

  1. Cara Black (Zim)/Martina Navratilova (US) bt Andrea Jaeger (US)/Conchita Martinez (Spa) 6-3, 6-1
  2. Bruno Soares (Brz)/Elena Vesnina (Rus) bt Andre Begemann (Ger)/Nicole Melichar (US) 7-5 6-4
  3. Lukasz Kubot (Pol)/Marcelo Melo (Brz) bt Henri Kontinen (Fin)/John Peers (Aus) 6-3 6-7 (4-7) 6-2 4-6 9-7

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By Mike Henson and Saj Chowdhury

All times stated are UK

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Till tomorrow

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Time to pack away this live text in the great BBC racquet bag.

Just a reminder that there's 6-love-6 with John McEnroe on Radio 5 live at 19:30 and Today at Wimbledon on BBC Two from 20:00.

Plus there's still some live tennis going on - take your pick from the matches here.

See you tomorrow for the men's semi-finals.

Sam Querrey v Marin Cilic

Roger Federer v Tomas Berdych

Play starts at 13:00 BST.

WATCH: Hingis and Murray win their quarter-final mixed doubles match

"Done and dusted": Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis through to mixed doubles semi-finals

Konta news conference

On being one of the few British women to achieve a top-five ranking:

"It's a nice achievement. A nice club to be part of. I'm looking to keep getting better. I'm not satisfied with where I am now. I want to keep pushing myself to be the best I can be."

On her Wimbledon 2017:

"I'll sum up my Wimbledon experience as memorable. It's great to play on such great courts with massive support."

Game, set and match

Hingis & Murray 6-4 6-4 Skupski & Rae

All done and dusted.

Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis' march towards the mixed doubles title continues.

They are into the semi-finals and are yet to drop a set.

"Done and dusted": Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis through to mixed doubles semi-finals

Konta news conference

On the impact on British tennis of her reaching the semis:

"It can only be a positive. I like to think that Andy Murray has inspired both girls and boys and I'd like to think I'm doing the same."

Murray and Hingis a break up in the second

*Hingis & Murray 6-4 5-4 Skupski & Rae

Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis are a break up in the second set against the all-British duo of Ken Skupski and Jocelyn Rae.

They serve for the match next - and a place in the semi-finals.

Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis
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Konta news conference

On herself to make that step to win the tournament:

"Quite honestly I think I was in with a shot of winning the tournament. On the day Venus played better than me. I've got a lot more to improve on. Exciting for me and my team. I definitely don't see why I won't be a position to win a title like this one."

Whether she has improved during this tournament?

"I was very happy with the level I was able to produce day in and day out for two weeks. The way I stayed true to my own values. I stayed very happy and stayed enjoying the journey."

Konta news conference

On Williams serving 106mph on her second serve to save a break point:

"It took my break point chance away. It showed why she's a five-time champion. That was one of the few opportunities I had and she took them away."

Konta news conference

Jo Konta
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On Venus Williams:

"She did what she does well. She dictated from the first ball of the match to the last. She showed why she's a five-time champion. It was hard to get a foothold in the match. The few opportunities I got she did well to take them from me.

Williams news conference

On her final opponent, Garbine Muguruza:

"I've never played her on grass. That will be a different factor. I'll see what's working. I haven't really seen her matches at the tournament. I'll have to see what happens in the final."

Williams news conference

Are you playing the best tennis of your life?

"I've played some good tennis in different points of my life. It's good to have the opportunity to play well. Experience can go for you or against you. It's going for me.

Comparing her nerves now to playing her first match 20 years ago:

"I don't think I can be as nervous as I was in my first match 20 years ago."

Williams news conference

More from Venus Williams:

"This year has been amazing in terms of my play. I'm excited about being in another final. I try to take it a step further.

"It's about betting on myself every time. When I look at the person across the net it's not the right mentality to think they are better than me."

On ups and downs:

"In sport you have injuries and illnesss and won't be at 100%. When I walk out on court I try to compete on that day."

Hingis & Murray take first set

Hingis & Murray 6-4 1-1 *Skupski & Rae

Martina Hingis and Jamie Murray are justifying their status as the top seeds in the mixed doubles.

The Scottish-Swiss duo have the first set in the bag against Ken Skupski and Jocelyn Rae.

Martina Hingis and Jamie Murray
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Williams 6-4 6-2 Konta

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Women's singles finalist Venus Williams is speaking to the gathering media.

On opponent Konta:

"She played an amazing tournament. It's such a tough match against people in form. She will have an opportunity. She's played an amazing match against me. It's always well contested between the two of us."

Watch: Williams' winning moment

Venus Williams beats Johanna Konta to secure her place in the 2017 Wimbledon final

Venus to play Muguruza in final

Williams 6-4 6-2 Konta

Venus Williams
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This was the moment of victory. And defeat.

Venus Williams will play Garbine Muguruza in Saturday's final. The American leads their head-to-head 3-1, but lost the most recent meeting, going down 6-2 3-6 6-2 in Rome earlier this year.

HIngis and Murray to serve for opening set

*Hingis & Murray 5-4 Skupski & Rae

Meanwhile over on Centre Court, Ken Skupski and Jocelyn Rae have seen off three set points to recover from 0-40 in the latest game.

However they are far from out of the woods yet, Martina Hingis and Jamie Murray serve for the opening set next.

Fan action

Williams 6-4 6-2 Konta

They lived every minute of the Johanna Konta - Venus Williams match in the stands and on the hill.

Fan cheers on Konta
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Martina Navratilova

Nine-time Wimbledon singles champion

Venus started to target the forehand so much in the rallies - she kept breaking down the Konta forehand more and more.

The women generally have improved their serves but don't use the hand enough - everyone has also improved the return of serve but now they need to improve the action of the serve.

The accumulative pressure from Venus Williams' serve was enough to sway the match today.

A tale of two serves

Williams 6-4 6-2 Konta

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Johanna Konta hit seven aces to Venus Williams' one.

Her first-serve percentage was higher as well - 68% compared to 66%.

But the Williams serve really set her fair when it landed. The American won 79% of points when it went in.

Friday's order of play is in...

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Hingis & Murray 2-1 *Skupski & Rae

A spot of mixed doubles. Don't mind if we do.

Top seeds Martina Hingis and Jamie Murray are in action against the all-British tag-team of Ken Skupski and Jocelyn Rae.

Two-one to Hingis and Murray. Centre Court less than full as SW19 punters set out to hunt and gather refreshments.

Jocelyn Rae and Ken Skupski
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Tracy Austin

Former Wimbledon mixed doubles champion on BBC TV

Venus moved really well today and was really committing to Konta's weaker forehand.

I think she respects Jo so much that she knew she was going to have to serve well to win.

Konta is a hard worker and she is happy with the support team she has - the ceiling is much higher than it has been before.

Venus makes up for advancing years

Williams 6-4 6-2 Konta

Virginia Wade

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

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Venus has got such an incredible wingspan if she isn't quite as quick as was she sure makes up with her wingspan. What I was impressed with was the forehand down line.

It looked so natural.

Next year for Konta?

Virginia Wade

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

It was sad Jo couldn't come through on an anniversary year but I think next year she could make it or make it to the final and progress.

Look at Rybarikova and how tense she was, that didn't happen to Jo. She didn't fall apart she was beaten by someone with a lot of experience.

WATCH: Venus books her place into the final

Venus Williams beats Johanna Konta to secure her place in the 2017 Wimbledon final

'Konta improvement is phenomenal'

Tracy Austin

Former Wimbledon mixed doubles champion on BBC TV

One thing to remember is that Jo has never been past the second round at Wimbledon. She played such clutch tennis in particular against Simona Halep. Her improvement rate is phenomenal.

She is young and in tennis terms is very young. There is room for improvement and the ceiling is much higher.

Reddit chief and Mr Serena with the congrats

Williams 6-4 6-2 Konta

Brother-in-law-to-be Alexis Ohanian has tweeted his congratulations to Venus.

So happy to see a Williams in the finals of #Wimbledon -- congrats, sis!

'Venus comes into her own without Serena'

Williams 6-4 6-2 Konta

Virginia Wade

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

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Venus said she missed Serena but when Serena is not here she comes into her own.

I thought Venus has been playing very well. Her has serve improved no end. The serve was immaculate and what Venus also did was take away Jo's ability to push her around by hitting up the middle.

'Venus was hitting harder than Jo'

Virginia Wade

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

Johanna Konta
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I thought Jo played really well. Every time she had a little bit of an edge Venus came up with better.

It was Venus who was absorbing the pace and hitting even harder.

'Too much pressure on Konta'

Virginia Wade

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

Venus loves Wimbledon. She adores Wimbledon, and likes being here playing on Centre Court.

What happened in the last few days, it would have been so much fun on an anniversary year for a British player to win, but we loaded Jo up.

All of the pressure has been on her and the others have gone under the radar. No-one had given Venus too much strife.

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Jack: All credit to Venus Williams but the real winner today is Jo Konta. You've captured the hearts of a nation. Look after them.

The Gurkha: Did Venus feel any pressure at all? She looked flawless.

Kate Simpson: Very poor from Konta there. Like a moody teenager throwing a strop whilst walking off Court.

Venus into ninth SW19 final

Williams 6-4 6-2 Konta

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Twenty years after making her Wimbledon debut, five-time champion Williams is into her ninth final at the All England Club and her first since 2009.

WIlliams lost in the first round to Magdalena Grzybowska in that first campaign in 1997.

Better was to come.

'The crowd were fair to me'

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Venus Williams speaking to BBC Sport: "I've played a lot of finals here. One more win will be amazing. It won't be a given but I'll give it my all.

"The crowd were very nice to me. The crowd were so fair, I know they love Jo.

"I think Jo handled the pressure.

"No point was easy. I tried to climb on top and get another point."

On Saturday's final against Garbine Muguruza:

"Both Garbine and I play so well on grass. I'll have to ask Serena (Serena Williams defeated Muguruza in the 2015 final) for advice.

"I missed Serena terribly before the match. I wish she was here."

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Monty Moncrieff: Sad to see Jo Konta go out but what a Wimbledon. Stunning from Venus Williams. Title number six on Saturday? I hope so!

Susannah Pummery: You've still gone down in British tennis history Konta. Well done! Be proud of yourself.

Pierre Kent: Go Venus and take the title!!

Venus 'too solid'

Martina Navratilova

Nine-time Wimbledon singles champion

The match really did turn on that break point for Konta at 4-4 in the first set with Venus hitting that big second serve.

She never looked back, it almost relaxed her.

She was just too solid. Konta couldn't find the openings she usually does.

BreakingGame, set and match Williams

Williams 6-4 6-2 Konta

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Venus Williams spots a sliver of space down the line and thumps a winning forehand down the corridor and in at the back.

Venus Williams heads off the court wreathed in smiles. Johanna Konta, bottom lip less than rock solid, heads off to contemplate how many more chances, better-quality opportunities, she will get to make a Wimbledon final.

Venus Williams beats Johanna Konta to secure her place in the 2017 Wimbledon final