Petra Kvitova has been there before and grabbed the winner's trophy, named the Venus Rosewater Dish.
Eugenie Bouchard has been there in her dreams, which have come to fruition this Wimbledon of 2014.
Kvitova, 24, the 2011 champion, and Bouchard, the 20-year-old from Montreal who has made great strides through the season, meet Saturday in the women's final of the All England Lawn Tennis Championships -- a matchup that few would have thought possible two weeks ago.
The top five seeds, including Serena Williams, Li Na and Maria Sharapova, were all gone before the semis, meaning either Kvitova, seeded sixth, or Bouchard, seeded 13th, will end up the winner.
"It's been my dream to play a big match like this," said Bouchard, who reached the semifinals at the Australian and French, not exactly small matches.
"My objective," she said at the French, "is to do like Roger Federer. You know, I'd like to play many semis.''
She's been in three in a row, and now her first final. But she goes up against a Czech with a fine all-round game who has been there, done that.
"Petra is a really good player," Bouchard said. "I'm just going to go out and really go for it and take my chances."
Kvitova, who beat Venus Williams in the final three years ago, said that match gave her an education as well as a championship.
"I learned a lot," she said. "It was not easy. It was a big surprise that I was in the newspapers and everything. I didn't know before how it feels. Now I'm used to it and I know probably how to handle it."
But first she must handle Bouchard.