Serena Williams v Garbine Mugaruza
Serena is one match away from the Serena Slam, but it’s not going to be an easy match. Who’s she playing, only one of the exciting new talents in the women’s game Garbine Mugaruza. Originally born in Venezuela, Garbine moved to Spain when she was six years old.. She possesses great power off her serve and the ground and it will be interesting to see if she can keep up the power and more importantly the depth of shot in tomorrow’s final. Serena deals with power of shot very well, exposing Maria Sharapova’s lack of movement yesterday to great effect, she was able to cushion the power and move the ball around the court. I’m sure this will be a tactic in tomorrow’s final as well.
Garbine got a little nervous in today’s semi final and it resulted in her hitting a lot of shots long. Mugaruza’s was very mature and I sensed from that she won’t get caught in the headlights in tomorrow’s final. In fact I think at around 5/1 she is worth an outside bet and I reckon she will take a set. Overall I still think its Serena’s championship though, her serving in the pressure moments of matches has been outstanding and those quick free points put so much pressure back on to your opponent.
Serena in 3