Serena Williams Takes on Angelique Kerber for Another Australian Open TrophyPublished January 29, 2016 by Florin P
Serena Williams aims to match Steffi Graf’s Open Era record of 22 Grand Slam titles (8:30 a.m UK Time).
Serena Williams is on the verge of winning another Australian Open Trophy, one that would allow her to tie Steffi Graf for the lead. She swiftly eliminated some of the best tennis players in the WTA and will now try to defeat Angelique Kerber for the sixth time in seven games.
Angelique Kerber hopes for another upset
The German player enjoyed a relatively smooth ride to the quarterfinals, but she was credited with tiny chances to outshine Azarenka. The player from Belarus was yet to lose a set at the Australian Open and was playing some of her best tennis.
Angelique also has a terrible head to head record, after losing all six previous games but she didn’t give up. It only took her two sets to advance to the quarterfinals and once there, she made short work of Johanna Konta. Now she needs to outshine another player that defeated her many times in the past, with Kerber’s only victory dating back to 2012.
Williams goes for another Serena Slam
The world number one failed to win all four Grand Slam Tournament last year after being stunned in the semifinals of the US open. She makes another attempt at completing the famous Serena Slam and the first challenge is to triumph in Australia. So far she did everything by the book and lost no set on her way to the final, not even against top opponents such as Maria Sharapova and Agnieszka Radwanska.
The most difficult match for Serena was surprisingly enough, the opening match at the Australian Open, where she dropped nine games. Her performance since then has been absolutely stellar and past results suggest that Williams plays at her best in Grand Slam Tournament finals. Bet365 offers even odds on Serena to cover the -5.5 games spread and ½ to defeat Angelique Kerber in straight sets.