Serena Williams isn’t done yet. The greatest woman in tennis of all time has barged into the Finals of the 2019 Wimbledon to move a win away from her eighth overall Grand Slam title in London. It’s not going to be easy for her, though, as standing in her way is Simona Halep, who’s been simply fantastic in the tournament. It’s for all the marbles now between these two great players. Heading into Saturday,the sportsbook favors Williams with -220 odds while Halep is priced at +170. Who will take home the title?
Head to head notes: 37-year old Serena Williams dominates in her matches against 27-year old Simona Halep, with a 9-2 record, including a win over Halep at this year’s Australian Open.
Betting Preview for the Wimbledon Women’s Singles Finals Match Featuring Serena Williams vs Simona Halep on July 13, 2019
Where: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom
When: Saturday, July 13, 2019, 9:00 AM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN, NBC Sports, TSN, Tennis Channel
Betting on Serena Williams (-220)
And just like that, Williams has made her fourth-straight Finals at Wimbledon. Williams won the tournament in back-to-back fashion in 2015 and 2016, skipped the 2017 edition, then finished runner-up to Garbiñe Muguruza last year. Indeed, there’s plenty left in Williams’ tank, and she may have just enough to get past one more hurdle in the form of Halep. In the semifinals, Williams spoiled Barbora Strycova’s dreams of advancing to the Finals with a 6-1, 6-2 victory. Williams put 61 percent of her first serves in and won 89 percent of her first-serve points. She scored four break points on five chances. It’s Williams’ mastery of Halep in the past that’s the most important information about this matchup, though. Williams has beaten Halep nine times in 10 meetings so far in their careers, with Williams beating Halep in their only meeting on grass, which was back in the second round of the 2011 Wimbledon.
Betting on Simona Halep (+170)
Halep was not going to be stopped from barging into the Finals by Elina Svitolina, who absorbed a 6-1, 6-3 defeat at the hands of the Romanian. Halep overpowered Svitolina with his pinpoint service game, as she recorded 26 game winners to just 10 by her opponent. Halep put 70 percent of her first serves in and won 74 percent of her first-serve points. Halep converted five break points and was only broken once on five chances. Halep showed incredible poise with just the right level of aggression in her win in the semifinals. She’ll have to being the same form and mentality in her matchup against Williams, whose domination of Halep will be a key storyline heading into the Finals. Halep’s service isn’t as strong as the other top players in the field, but boasts of a vicious return game. Halep has 31 break points thus far in the tournament.
Williams wins in three sets, and matches Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles to further cement her status as the greatest women’s tennis player of all time.
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