Serena Williams (11) vs. Julia Goerges (18)
Saturday, July 6, London
Free Tennis Pick: Julia Goerges ML
Recommended Sportsbook: Bovada
Seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams survived a scare in her bid for a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title with a 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 win over Kaja Juvan on Thursday at No.1 Court. The 37-year-old has yet to win a title at any level since giving birth to her daughter in 2017 but she’s always one of the main contenders to lift the trophy at the All England Club. Despite slow start, Williams proved that she still has the fighting spirit in her with an incredible comeback to reach the third round in Wimbledon for the 19th time in her career.
Serena will next face Julia Goerges in a rematch of last year’s Wimbledon semifinal. The German No.2 has enjoyed a strong start to the grass-court season, reaching her 16th WTA final at the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham. Looking now at Julia’s campaign on this event, the 30-year-old needed just 71 minutes to beat Russian qualifier Varvara Flink and book her place in the third round at the All England Club. Goerges had too much firepower for Flink, ending the match with 39 winners to just 5 from her opponent.
Serena has always been a tough matchup for Goerges with the American winning all their previous four encounters on the WTA Tour. Nevertheless, Williams showed signs of rust in her previous two rounds on this event and will have a very difficult task on this match against Goerges. The German is one of the most powerful players in the game and the fast conditions at the All England Club suit her style. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of the value on Julia’s tennis betting odds by adding her moneyline to your betting picks as the best play for this contest.