Serena Williams is unbelievable. Arguably the greatest sportswoman of all-time, Williams has been the dominant force in women’s tennis for almost two decades.
With 23 singles Grand Slam titles, 14 women’s doubles Grand Slam titles and two mixed doubles Grand Slam titles, Williams is the most decorated female tennis player in the Grand Slam era.
The American gave birth in September 2017 but she has looked as spritely as ever since her return to the court.
A fourth-round exit at the French Open might have been a blessing in disguise ahead of the grass court season; Williams is now a red hot 2/5 favourite to lift the Wimbledon crown on Saturday afternoon.
Williams looks destined to prevail this weekend and it would take a brave man to write her off on current form.
With five Wimbledon titles since 2009, the 36-year-old is showing no signs of slowing down and victory in 2018 after missing the 2017 event will cement her spot as an all-time Wimbledon great.
Angelique Kerber is a two-time Grand Slam winner and Williams won’t have everything her own way this weekend.
The German lost to Serena in the 2016 Wimbledon showpiece and she will be determined to avenge that defeat. Kerber is currently priced at 2/1 to prevail and there will be a few punters out there backing the upset.
2017 was a year to forget for Kerber but she appears to have found her best form in recent months.
She failed to advance past the fourth round of any Grand Slam event last year but has reached the Australian Open semi-finals and French Open quarter-finals in 2018. It wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see Kerber claim a third Grand Slam scalp.
Kerber has dropped just one set so far this tournament; she has recorded four straight set wins in a row since the last-64 stage.
The German will have plenty of support in the crowd and fans will be hoping that she can force a deciding set. Over 2.5 sets is available at 6/4 and punters expecting a tight contest should consider that market.
This has failed to land in each of the last five Wimbledon women’s finals but a fast start from Kerber could force Williams to raise her game.
Serena isn’t quite as dominant on the grass surface as she is on the hard court and Kerber will look to exploit her weaknesses. It could be a final for the ages if the German brings her A-Game…
For me, Williams is the one to beat. Seeded number 25, she has already had to prove her worth against formidable opponents and the American looks destined to secure Grand Slam title number 40.
Kerber will need to be at her brilliant best for the entirety to stand any chance of glory and Williams’ relentless nature should prove decisive.
TIP: Serena Williams to win 2-0 @ 21/20
*Odds subject to change - correct at time of writing*