There’s no doubt that Serena Williams is the best player in women’s tennis and, if she turns up in top-form at Wimbledon, she will be very difficult to beat.
Whilst nobody plays their best tennis every day, the ability to grind it out in matches that aren’t going your way is how you win more tournaments than anyone else. Serena has that inner belief and tenaciousness in bucket loads, something she proved on her way to winning this year’s French Open as she was taken to three sets on numerous occassions, yet overcame everything that her opponents threw at her.
That win saw Serena’s land her 20th Grand Slam title – and this week she will be bidding for a 6th Wimbledon title to make it 21 Grand Slams.
Of course she has the added motivation of already being halfway to a Grand Slam having also won the Australian Open before going on to double up in the French Open. It’s a feat that hasn’t been managed since 1988 (Steffi Graf) but it would be another fantastic footnote in Serena’s legacy if she can pull it off. If she wins here she will also be the holder of all four Grand Slams at the same time as she also won last year’s final Grand Slam, the US Open.
Her opponents will take motivation from the fact that Serena hasn’t made the final for the last two years, but she was unlucky to bump into an inspired serving performance from Sabine Lisicki, whilst she was ill when losing to Alize Cornet.
The truth is though that Serena has the best serve in the business, and few players can live with the power of her ground strokes on the fast grass courts.
She’s also only been beaten once in 2015 and, having thought she’d be around the even-money mark, the 7/4 looks well worth taking.
Serena Williams to win Wimbledon @ 7/4