Fearsome Serena Williams faces promising youngster Garbine Muruguza at the Wimbledons Final!
It happened as we predicted, the 17th victory over Maria Sharapova of Serena Williams and it didn`t take long, just an hour and 18 minutes. The US champion, who has already won for 6 times the All Englands Club, it`s for he 25th time that she`s in a final of a Grand Slam tournament, unlike her opponent today, Garbine Muguruza, 21 years old from Venezuela.
When she was a junior her idol was Serena Williams herself and Pete Sampras. She began playing tennis at the age of three, back then she wasn`t dreaming of playing her maiden Grand Slam against her idol, at Wimbledon, but here she is, on grass, a surface that she disliked in the past. She is also the first Spanish woman to reach the Wimbledon singles final since 1996, when Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario made it so far and in 1994 Conchita Martinez won the trophy at Wimbledon.
For Muruguza will be the first time she`s in a Grand Slam final and I`m afraid this is as far as she can go. I really can`t imagine Muguruza defeating Serena Williams, who is missing seven more US Open titles and she`d reach 22 Grand Slams equaling Steffi Graf`s performance.
I think Serena Would of been much more relaxed facing Sharapova in the final, Muguruza is a flourishing player with a very promising future, she has a strong and slightly agressive style and above all these things, we must remember she has already defeated Williams once, last year at the French Open. She`s mentally set for the challenging Serena, she`s quiet confident and she knows she has to remain calm and focus on the game.
It`s not very often Serena gets defeated at this point in a competition of grand slam, and she`s obviously the favourite of the encounter today, but she will face a young, full of energy, determination and talented player who is capable of playing great tennis so either way, it will be a thrill to watch.