Serena Williams v Simona Halep Wimbledon Final Odds & Predictions

Halep capable of causing a Centre Court upset

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Wimbledon Final Preview – July 13th, 2019

It is a heavyweight showdown in the final of Wimbledon this year. Simona Halep was the first to reach the showcase match. She powered her way past Elina Svitolina to make her first Final at SW19. She will be going up against the legend that is Serena Williams. Will Williams be able to make it Wimbledon title number eight?

Serena Williams v Simona Halep Odds*

Serena Williams 8/15
Simona Halep 6/5
* (betting odds taken from Skybet on July 11th, 2019 at 9:50 pm)

Can Simona Halep last first Wimbledon title?

Romania’s Simona Halep has reached her first ever Wimbledon final. She was up against a tough competitor in the form of Elina Svitloina in the semi finals. However, Halep was in ripe form as she cruised to a dominant 6-1 6-3 victory in the match. The 27 year old will know that she is going to need to be mentally tough on the weekend to pick up the crown. Halep’s previous best effort at the All England Club was a semi final in 2014. But she got her semi final match this year wrapped up quickly in just about an hour and a quarter.

Total Sets 3
6/4

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Ten minutes of that was spent on a thrilling opening game. So that keeps her legs a little bit fresh. Halep has reached the final with only one set dropped along the way. That was in her second round match against fellow Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu. Svitolina was the first seeded player that she had faced in this year’s campaign and was an impressive showing from the Romanian. She does look mentally strong at the moment. That has been called into question before with her having lost three of her four previous Grand Slam Finals. She is 6/5 underdog for this duel* (betting odds taken from Skybet on July 11th, 2019 at 9:50 pm)

Head to head

Serena Williams has bossed the head to head between the two players. She has won nine of the ten previous encounters with Halep. The one victory that Halep got over the American happened at Indian Wells back in 2015. Williams is currently on a five match winning streak against her.

There was a big meeting at the Australian Open this year which Williams won in three sets. Their first ever meeting was at Wimbledon incidentally, back in 2011 in which Williams also took a three set win. There is a quote of 6/4 on this one to go to three sets* (betting odds taken from Skybet on July 11th, 2019 at 9:50 pm).

Can Williams win another Wimbledon crown?

Williams had no trouble in her semi final match up either. She was taking on Barbora Strycova who had knocked Britain’s Jo Konta out at the quarter final stage. Williams powered her way past the Czech player dropping just the three sets. Williams now becomes the oldest Grand Slam finalist in the women’s singles, after taking less than an hour to see of Strycova. She will be looking to put the disappointment of the 2018 Wimbledon Final defeat to Angelique Kerber behind her.

Williams will step out into her 11th Wimbledon final. If she wins then she will equal Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam titles. So she makes another return to Centre Court where she is loved so much. It is the 13th straight year that she has found herself in a Grand Slam final, and it’s an impressive run considering that most of her season has been hampered with injury. Williams has dropped two sets on the way to the final, the first in her second round match against Kaja Juvan and then in a tough battle against Alison Riske in the quarter finals.

Predictions

There is likely to be something in this for Halep. She has looked solid and has had a very underestimated championship on a surface which isn’t her favourite. She looks likely to mix it up very well and expose some of the little wobbles that Williams has had in this year’s run. Halep can take confidence from Kerber’s victory over the former Champion twelve months ago in the final.

Their last two meetings have been over three sets, both at Grand Slams. Both have taken the pattern of Williams taking the first, with Halep levelling. A strong start from Halep could turn the table around. The Romanian has played a lot more tennis than Williams has done this year and should be match sharper. Her victory over Svitolina was impressive, showing character, calmness and control. We can’t help feel that there is a little something positive in the 6/4 underdog odds on Halep* (betting odds taken from Skybet on July 11th, 2019 at 9:50 pm).


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