Wimbledon: Women’s Final
Could we have seen Roger Federer at Wimbledon for the last time… After leading two set to one against Raonic in the men’s semi overnight his legs clearly couldn’t carry him in the 5th set. His results suggest that he has plenty of tennis left in him but he can no longer dominate opponents at the highest level so don’t be surprised if he pulls up stumps at the end of the year – or post Olympics depending on his results. The Wolf though is a firm believer that he will go around one more season and have a Kobe-like farewell tour, with one glaring difference of course – more wins.
To the women’s final we turn and a repeat of the 2016 Australian Open Final where Angelique Kerber shocked the world when she beat SErena Williams. Serena will be out for revenge and that all elusive 22nd Grand Slam title.
Serena Williams v Angelique Kerber
In the semi finals Serena came out and made some sort of statement, beating Vesnina 6-2 6-0 in just 48 minutes! That is her 3rd bagel set victory for the tournament and if she can replicate that performance Kerber doesn’t stand a chance. Don’t write off the German though. She shocked the world on Rod Laver Arena and she is yet to drop a set at the tournament. Serena’s older sister Venus threw everything at her but it wasn’t enough. Serena leads the H2H 5-2 but Kerber is a different player in 2016, especially after winning her maiden Grand Slam. The Wolf expects Kerber to hit down the line regularly off both wings just as she did in their clash at the Australian Open. She knows how to utilise her lefty serve and with Serena having all the pressure on her this one shapes as a genuine see-sawing encounter. Both women have the ability to dominate from the back of the court and we will see them take turns pushing one another from side to side. Serena is a supreme athlete, but at 34, it will get harder as the match extends. The Wolf has this one going the distance. Serena will take it in three tight sets and join Steffi Graf on 22 Grand Slam titles.
Tip: Over 21.5 games ($1.91)
Day 12 Tips
|Williams v Kerber||Best: Over 21.5 games ($1.91)
Value: Sets Serena 2-1 ($3.80)
1st Set Correct Score: 7-6 ($5.00)
Handicap/Total Double: Kerber +4.5 & Over 21.5 ($3.60)