Williams is through to an 11th Wimbledon final after beating Barbora Strycova in the semi-finals.
And on Saturday, she will face Simona Halep for the chance to win a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title.
At 37 years of age, Williams would become the oldest Wimbledon champion in the Open Era by three years.
2019 has been the year of the old guard in sports.
In tennis, Roger Federer won his 100th career title aged 37 and has made two Grand Slam semi-finals this year.
In April, Tiger Woods won the Masters for the fifth aged 43.
While 41-year-old Tom Brady won a sixth Super Bowl title with the New England Patriots.
After reaching the final, Williams was asked about the fact she was still playing at such a high level given her age.
And the American said the advances in technology has played a major role in the longevity of some of sports biggest names.
“I think technology has really changed. That’s the only reason I’m able to compete,” she said.
“I feel like if we had this technology 20 years ago, maybe Michael Jordan would still be playing basketball. I just feel like we know so much more about our bodies.
“Things I do differently now than when I first was on tour, it’s lengthening my career.
“It’s not just me, it’s Roger, Tom Brady, Peyton played forever.
“There are so many athletes now that are able to do better and play longer, even play some of their best way after 30s.
“Those athletes, Tiger obviously, what he did at the Masters, was on top of my mind. Those athletes are incredibly inspiring.
“That’s one thing that keeps me moving forward.”
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