Wimbledon Women’s Final Preview and Odds – Garbine Muguruza vs Venus Williams

July 15, 2017 14:00pm

Wimbledon – Centre Court

The 2017 Wimbledon women’s final promises to be a hard-hitting blockbuster as two of the toughest competitors in the game go head-to-head on Saturday. Venus Williams will be looking for her sixth title here and will become the oldest woman ever to win the event if she is successful. Meanwhile, 2015 finalist Garbine Muguruza is on the hunt for a second Grand Slam title following her French Open success last year.

This promises to be a highly competitive encounter between two players in scintillating form. Muguruza breezed past Magdalena Rybarikova 6-1, 6-1 in just over 60 minutes to book her place in the final two for the second time in her career. She will be boosted by the fact that she defeated Williams when the two met in Rome earlier this year. That was her first win over her rival in a total of four meetings.

Since bagging her first Grand Slam crown last year, it has been an up and down 14 months for the Spaniard but she has rediscovered her form and has been the standout player of this year’s proceedings. Her toughest game came against World No. 1 Angelique Kerber and she passed that test with flying colours, battling her way back from a set down to prevail.

Meanwhile, Venus Williams put in a clinical display to beat home favourite Johanna Konta in straight sets in Thursday’s semi-final. She holds a 3-1 record over her opponent, but she has yet to face her on grass and lost to her on clay in their only meeting in the last two years.

The American is on the hunt for her first Grand Slam title in nine years and her eighth overall. She has a shaky start to the tournament but really came to life in the second week. So far, she has dropped just one set on route to this final, when coming from behind to defeat Qiang Wang. Since then, she has steadily improved and has paced herself well.


Both players like to play aggressive controlling tennis, so this could turn into a battle of wills. Viewers can look forward to big serves, positive forward play, hard-hitting rallies and some smart tactical thinking, but who will come out on top?

Obviously Venus has experience on her side, but the Spanish player is a Grand Slam champion and has all the attributes to be an elite player for years to come. Williams’ desperation to bag one last major title could play against her and for that reason, the calm and controlling approach that Muguruza has shown throughout this tournament should be enough to see her through.

Back Muguruza to win in three sets at 3/1 with Betfair.

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