Wimbledon Final: Halep To Crack Under Pressure Against Serena


Serena Williams (11) vs. Simona Halep

Saturday, July 13, London

Free Tennis Pick: Serena Williams ML

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Seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams produced a near-flawless display to beat Barbora Strycova 6-1, 6-2 in just 59 minutes. The 37-year-old has yet to win a title since she returned to the tour in March 2018 after giving birth to her daughter. Nevertheless, Serena has enjoyed great success at Grand Slam tournaments in recent months, reaching the final in three of the last five majors. Serena lost the last two finals at this level but will have another chance this Sunday to equal Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 Grand Slam titles.

Serena will next face former world No.1 Simona Halep, who needed just 73 minutes to get past Elina Svitolina and reach her first Grand Slam final at the All England Club. Despite Elina’s undeniable quality, the Ukrainian couldn’t find a solution to Halep’s aggressive game with just 10 winners to 26 from her opponent. Adding to this, Halep saved four of five break points and won 53.70% of the points played on Svitolina’s serve to become the first Romanian woman to reach the Wimbledon final.

Looking now at the odds for this final, Serena is the favorite at -185 with Bookmaker while 5Dimes offers +175 for Halep to lift the trophy. Despite losing her last two major finals, Williams has an outstanding 23-8 record in Grand Slam finals throughout her career. On the other hand, Halep lost three of her previous four Grand Slam finals and is not the strongest player under pressure. Williams has always been a tough matchup for Simona with a 9-1 lead in their head-to-head, which makes it hard to go against her on this match. With this in mind, our suggestions is for you to add Serena’s moneyline to your betting picks as the best approach for this final.