Angelique Kerber faces off against Serena Williams. Saturday event at London, England. The final of Wimbledon, Grand Slam, between two huge names in a tennis sphere. Kerber has destroyed her rival of Latvia - Jelena Ostapenko and she won the game in straight short sets.
The USA talent Serena Williams is coming off straight-sets won against Julia Goerges that took 17 games to decide the game. In the victory, Williams won 87% of his first serve points and 47% of his second serve points, moreover, he got 62% of his first serves in play. He was able to come away with all of the big points in the final set and really grind out a victory. Furthermore, she hopes to lift the trophy for the eight-time of a Grand Slam, Wimbledon. Surprisingly, she has won 6 of his last 6 events on a grass court.
The German hopes is coming off a straight-sets win against his rival of Latvia - Jelena Ostapenko that took 18 games to decide the game. Kerber won 61% of his first serve points and 73% of his second serve points, moreover, he continues to serve at an alien level, as he got 55% of his 1st serves in play.
Today we have the Wimbledon, WTA Semifinal game between Angelique Kerber and Williams Venus. Kerber is yet to lose a set this year at Wimbledon and she`s on the back of a very solid win against Simona Halep. It was a terrific match which seemed like a highlight reel at times, featuring plenty of brilliant shotmaking from the baseline. Halep actually played at a very, very high level, so Kerber`s well deserved 7-5 7-6 win was really impressive. Before the quarters, Kerber defeated Robson, Lepchenko, Witthoeft and Doi without breaking much sweat. Prior to Wimbledon, Kerber reached the quarterfinals at Birmingham.
Venus is a 5 time Wimbledon champion but nobody expected her to reach the semifinals at SW19, even though she is currently ranked number 8th in the World (mostly due to solid results at the end of 2015). It`s a remarkable achievement for the 36 year old legend, even though she did not play particularly lights out so far. Sure, Venus is playing at a high level, but she did show weaknesses and had really tough matches so far. The older Williams sister lost sets to Kasatkina and Sakkari, had really tough matches with Suarez Navarro and Vekic and finally had it a bit easier in the quarters against Shvedova, 7-6 6-2. Venus did not play on grass this year before Wimbledon.
All logic says Kerber will win this, but great champions like Venus can sometimes turn the tables on the big stage and defy logic. Still, Venus is 36 years old and it looks very unlikely for that to happen, but the American should be capable of putting up a fight, that will be enough to cover the games line.
We were about to post that pick at the beginning of the week but we were not quite sure whether Angelique Kerber shape is that good that she can win this tournament. Well, we must say that he is in a great shape and it seems that she is going to win the tournament for sure.She eliminated Anja Beck and Carla Suarez Navarro in the second and third round, respectively. Now she is heading to play against Petra Kvitova, who is a very tough player. In one potential final she is going to face maybe Agnieska Radwanska but it is not quite sure because Laura Siegemund is quite good player and she did great results here, starting from the qualifications and reaching the semi - finals.At the beginning of the week Kerber was pointed as a favourite according to the bookmakers with odds of 4.50 to win the trophy here. At this point we though that this is not that value because she was in the worse stream and she had to face a very tough opponents, but now after the amazing 2 sets win against Carla Suarez Navarro, we are more than sure that Angelique Kerber has everything to win the trophy. After she won the Australian Open everyone has such a huge expectations of her. Actually, this is not so bad, because at least these high expectations motivate her to make win after win and take title after title.