Serena Williams vs Barbora Strycova Betting Tips and Predictions, as Serena Williams looks to book her spot in yet another Wimbledon final.
Seven-time Wimbledon champions Serena Williams came into this year’s Wimbledon Championships severely lacking in match sharpness, but she’s continued steadily improved over the last two weeks, and she’s now the favourite win the title. The former world number one, who’s also playing mixed doubles with Andy Murray this year, began the tournament with a comfortable straight-sets win over Italian Giulia Gatto-Monticone. Serena then had to fight from a set down to beat an impressive Kaja Juvan in the second round, before raising her game to record two very impressive straight-set wins over Julia Gorges and Carla Suarez Navarro. Williams then had to play some of her best tennis to fight through an incredibly close three-set match against Alison Riske in the quarter-finals. Can Serena Williams move to within a win of a record-equalling 24th grand slam singles title?
Barbora Strycova is into her first grand slam singles semi-final, and the Czech ace will be looking to continue her dream run at these Championships. The thirty-three-year-old has played great tennis over the last couple of weeks, and she’s coming into this semi-final having dropped just one set in her first five matches. Strycova, who was unseeded this year, began with back-to-back straight-set wins over Lesia Tsurenko and Laura Siegemund in the opening two rounds. The Czech ace then produced a fantastic performance to defeat the number four seed Kiki Bertens in straight-sets, which was her first top ten victory in over a year. Strycova then dropped her only set of the tournament thus far in her fourth round win over Elise Mertens before beating British number one Johanna Konta in the quarter-finals. It’s been a fairy-tale run for Barbora Strycova at these Championships so far, and she’ll be hoping she has another couple of great performances left in her.
Can Barbora Strycova shock Serena Williams to reach a maiden grand slam final, or will Serena Williams reached yet another final here at SW19?
Serena Williams loves it at this tournament, and the American great is coming into this match having won 25 of her last 26 singles matches at these Championships. The seven-time champion is into her 12th Wimbledon singles semi-finals, and she holds an incredible 10-1 record in her previous semi-finals here, which includes winning her last in succession. In fact, Serena has won 8 of her previous semi-finals here in straight-sets. The 23-time grand slam champion in general holds a fantastic 31-5 record in her previous grand slam semi-finals, and so she’s an experienced winner at this level. Barbora Strycova, on the other hand, will be playing in her first singles grand slam semi-final, and so she might struggle. Serena Williams also leads the head-to-head between these two 3-0, winning all three in straight-sets, including at these Championships in 2012.
These two have met on three occasions in the past, and Serena has won all three of them comfortably in straight-sets. Of those three matches, two featured less than 21 games, including their previous meeting at these Championships, which Serena won by a 6-2 6-4 score line. The American great has contested 11 previous singles semi-finals at these Championships, and 5 of those semi-finals featured less than 21 games, while 5 of her last 7 grand slam semi-finals in general have featured less than 21 games.