Friday, July 3, 2009

Wimbledon: Williams Final

When the draw first came out about two weeks ago and everyone realized that Venus and Serena were on opposite sides of the draw, the focus has been their almost inevitable meeting to the finals. And of course here we are two weeks later and the sisters will yet again go head to head at the All England Club.

This is not a knock to any of the other players they had to beat to get here, but there really is no denying their record at Wimbledon with 7 single titles between them. Plus they are also the defending doubles champion! Come on now. Their semifinals displayed why both of there are in the finals and why they've been in many other Grand Slam finals.

Serena edged out Elena Dementieva winning in three tight and very high quality sets last more than two and a half hours. It was, to put it simply, the best woman's match I've seen in years. Serena was actually down match point, but her champion's heart lifted her to the finish line. All kudos to Dementieva though who never served better in her life and just really took it to Serena.

Then there was Venus dismantling Dinara Safina in a match that only lasted in less than an hour. Venus lost ONE game against the world no. 1. And this is the form she has had the past two weeks bulldozing anyone and everyone in her way.

Who's going to win? Flip a coin. Seriously. Their lifetime H2H is 10-10. They've met in Wimbledon four times and they are 2-2. And this year they are 1-1. I'm going with Venus, but if Serena wins, it will not be an upset.

Since it will be held on the Fourth of July, I am hoping for fireworks, but really I'm just hoping it'll come close to the tennis and drama of Serena's semifinal match. Here's to hoping.

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