Julia Goerges wants what Serena Williams has gotten seven times before: a Wimbledon title. Goerges will look to keep her dreams alive at the expense of the future Hall of Famer while defying the odds (-350 favoring Williams) at the sportsbook. Read on for a preview of this intriguing matchup between an unlikely title contender and an all-time great.
Betting Preview for the Julia Goerges vs Serena Williams Wimbledon Women’s Semi Final Match on July 12, 2018
Where: London, United Kingdom
When: Thursday, July 12, 7:00 AM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on Julia Goerges (+270)
For just the first time in here career, Goerges is heading to the semifinals at Wimbledon after sending Kiki Bertens crashing out of the tournament in the quarterfinal round with a 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 come-from-behind win. Goerges serves were simply too much for Bertens to handle, as the former scored 36 winners compared to just 19 by the latter. That said, Goerges only put 49 percent of her first serves in and scored on 72 percent of them. Her next task is that of beating a seemingly in-form Williams. Goerges has faced Williams twice before and los both matches, though, none of which were played on a grass surface. Speaking of which, Goerges is 8-2 on grass matches so far this year. She has one title this 2018, though, that was on a hardcourt tournament in Auckland back in January, beating Caroline Wozniacki in the finals.
Betting on Serena Williams (-350)
Don’t act like you’re surprised to know that Williams is still standing at Wimbledon. OK, perhaps this writer is somewhat. However, Serena is proving yet again that she’s far from done. The 36-year-old legend battled from one set down to defeat Camila Giorgi in their quarterfinals match, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Against Giorgi, Williams scored on seven aces and whipped 24 winners. She was very accurate on her first serves, putting 71 percent of them into play and scoring converting an astounding 81 percent of them into points. Williams, despite her age (and recently giving birth!), showed no signs of fatigue as he rushed the net and scored four net points on five chances to do so. Williams will look to capitalize on his experience advantage, having won at Wimbledon a total of seven times. Furthermore, she’s won it all in Wimbledon seven out of the 10 times she’s made at least the semifinals before.
Serena Williams shows why she’s the greatest ever, defeating Goerges in straight sets to earn another finals appearance in Wimbledon, where she will…wait for it…also win.
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