Williams plays Garbine Muguruza on Saturday and, unlike Charlotte Sterry, who lifted the trophy in 1908 aged 37 years and 282 days, she will almost certainly not travel to the All England Club by bicycle.
Two years on, Muguruza admitted she had taken heart from such backing.
Everything was going wrong for the American. Though Muguruza may have the advantage in stamina, Williams can counter it through her experience.
Williams was making her 20th appearance at Wimbledon, the most among active players. Everyone tells me that I will change and I say I will not.
Garbine Muguruza has defeated Venus Williams in straight sets to claim her first Wimbledon title. There's still a lot to be done.
Venezuela-born 23-year-old Muguruza sealed her second grand slam victory after a successful Hawkeye challenge of a Williams forehand that sailed just beyond the baseline.
The battle of big hitters went on as scheduled despite the rainy forecast, and the pair traded powerful shot from the back of the court.
As for Venus, this was a difficult end to what has been a fabulous tournament, and a fabulous year.
After adding a second grand-slam title to the French Open she claimed last year, however, the 23-year-old insisted her eyes were only on winning more major trophies.
Overall, Williams has a decorated career with a lot of victories.
"She beat the No1 player, [Angelique] Kerber, she played really well in all of her matches".
Muguruza is now 1-1 against the Williams sisters in Wimbledon finals, having lost to Serena two years ago. So wish him the best of luck.
Further grand slam titles are the clear priority for Muguruza, who is happy to focus on silverware and let the rankings follow.
After tournament officials closed the roof to allow flood lights to illuminate the court, Kubot and Melo finally clinched a 5-7, 7-5, 7-6, 3-6, 13-11 win over Austria's Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic of Croatia after more than four hours of play.
It should make for an interesting final day in a tournament that had an even bigger stage with Trump in attendance. Alexander Knappe (76), the other second-round co-leader, was in a group at 5 under with Rickie Fowler (74).
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Garbine Muguruza hopes Roger Federer wins the Gentleman's Final so they can share a dance at the Wimbledon Champions' Dinner. So far, these ladies have met four times, and Venus Williams has three victories while the 23-years-old Muguruza, only one.
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With her regular coach, Sam Sumyk, off on paternity leave, Muguruza has enlisted the help of Conchita Martinez, the 1994 champion. Champion here on five occasions, Williams last contested the decider in 2009, falling to younger sister Serena.