Serena Williams cruised in the semifinals after losing just two games against Elena Vesnina. She was hoping for a final against her sister, but Venus Williams bowed out gracefully from the competition after losing to Kerber. The German player triumphed in straight sets to set up another final against the American champion in a Grand Slam tournament this year.
Third Final for Serena Williams
The world number one has played few tournaments in 2016 but made it to the final of both Australian Open and Roland Garros. The first Grand Slam final was lost against Angelique Kerber in three sets, while her adventure on French clay ended abruptly in two sets. Serena tends to play better as the final stages of the competition draw near and she is a force to be reckoned with in the finals.
When Serena managed to put the first serve in the service box, it was impossible for opponents to return convincingly. Kerber has also struggled in the past but took advantage of Serena’s inability to cover the tennis court. A short game will favor the reigning champion and that’s what Williams is after.
Strategy Wings Games for Kerber
The German player is one of the most hard-working in the circuit and also among the smartest. She managed to defeat Williams in Australia after wearing her out and this will be her strategy for this fixture. Kerber found a way to defeat Venus Williams despite being the less powerful player and used her superior speed and flexibility to force errors.
Serena’s dominant display of skill and power against Elena Vesnina makes her favorite to lift the trophy. If she manages to maintain the same level of play and serve as many aces as she did in the semifinal, she will make short work of Kerber. Bet365 Sports currently offers the best odds on Williams to win in straight sets, and punters would be wise to take them before they drop.