Wimbledon Ladies' Singles Finals: Williams Faces First-timer Muguruza

Published July 11, 2015 by Amir G

Wimbledon Ladies' Singles Finals: Williams Faces First-timer Muguruza

Serena Williams tries for a sixth Wimbledon single's trophy against meteoric newbie Garbine Muguruza (14:00 UK time).

The Centre Court in Wimbledon will be the focus of millions today as Serena Williams faces the young Garbine Muguruza in an exciting and potentially-historic Ladies' Singles final match (14:00 UK time).

Serena's Hunger

From all angles, Serena Williams is the absolute favorite to take today's game and lift her sixth Wimbledon single's trophy. This is her eighth Women's Singles final in Wimbledon, a title that she had failed to win since 2012 – something which makes her all the more hungry.

Serena will surely be energized by the impressive 6-2, 6-4 victory over Maria Sharapova. Despite the sharp differences in experience between the two finalists, Serena is not taking things lightly ahead of the match, saying that Muguruza has her on her toes.

First Timer

On the other side of the court is a newbie – the young Garbine Muguruza. At only 21, This Spanish-Venezuelan player has had a meteoric ascend in the global tennis skies this year although she has yet to have stood on such a major stage like a Wimbledon final or make any notable Grand Slam appearance.

Judging by her appearance in Thursday's semi-final against former finalist Agnieszka Radwanska, Muguruza's feet are not trembling because of the occasion. A display of aggression and power led the Spaniard to beat Radwanska in three sets (6-2, 3-6, 6-3) shows that Muguruza is ripe for a good game against Serena.

Up for a Sensation?

It would be a sensation if Muguruza manages to beat Serena who is one of the best players in the world. Muguruza is also the first Spaniard to appear in the ladies' final since 1996, and if she wins she'll break a drought of 21 years. Will we see history in the making?

Betting Odds

The odds are not surprising for this final, with Serena 1/7 to win against Muguruza's 9/2 at bet365 Sports. The sportsbook is offering many betting markets on different variables in the game. There is also the Tennis Accumulator Bonus that gives punters a chance to earn a bonus up to 50% on applying pre-match accumulators. Don't miss out on this thriller!

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