The Best Women in Tennis Play the Wimbledon Final on Saturday

Florin P. - July 13, 2019

The most important tennis grass tournament will crown its winner on Saturday, as Simona Halep takes on Serena Williams in the Wimbledon Final.

This Wimbledon season proved to be a roller coaster for the brightest stars of the WTA. Tennis fans have had their fair share of spectacular upset and dazzling displays of skill from young tennis players. Many favorites suffered untimely eliminations, but at the end of the tournament, two former Grand Slam winners will fight for the trophy. Serena Williams plays against Simona Halep, as both of them try to win the first Grand Slam in 2019.

Serena Williams Needs a 2-0 Victory on Saturday

The women’s Wimbledon final will take place at 2 PM UK time on Saturday and the weather forecast is encouraging. Serena Williams has returned to form and made quick work of Strycova in the semifinals, after struggling in the previous round. She has served fewer aces, but was able to cut down on unforced errors and committed fewer double faults. The American starts her matches aggressively and tries to build on any early lead, by capitalizing on her powerful first serve.

888 Sport credits the multiple Grand Slam winner with the first chance and odds of 1/2 to prevail once again on the Wimbledon grass. She thrives on short points and has the uncanny ability of closing games quickly against opponents that struggle on serve. The biggest concern ahead of this fixture is in regard to her ability to withstand long rallies and a match that goes to three sets. If Serena Williams is to win the final, she must do it in two sets, so punters should consider a bet on the 2-0 score line at odds of 5/4.

Simona Halep Seeks her Second Win over Serena Williams

These two former number one tennis players have met on 10 occasions and Serena Williams has a crushing record with nine victories and a single defeat. They have played just once at Wimbledon, in their very first confrontation and the American rebounded after losing the first set. Much has changed since the game played back in 2011, as Simona Halep is a much better player, while Williams tries to return to her top level. The longer the match lasts, the better the chances for Halep to outlast her older opponent.

Punters willing to bet on the underdog will enjoy odds of 3/2 at bet365 Sports. The outcome of the first set is going to be extremely important in this confrontation and that’s why live betting has undeniable advantages. Given the starting odds, the two players should be credited with an equal chance by most bookies if Simona Halep wins the opening set. As stated above, a longer match benefits the Romanian, so there should be plenty of value in the odds offered on her to prevail, if she claims the first set.

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