Wimbledon 2017 Betting: Women’s Final

Garbine Muguruza v Venus Williams

Nine years after the last of her five Grand Slam titles here, and her last anywhere for that matter, Venus Williams is back in the final at the age of 37. This follows on from matching her best run at the French Open since 2006 in May and making her first Australian Open final since 2003 at the start of the year. Clearly we can’t write Venus off because of her age and she has got better and better as this fortnight has progressed.

Williams has won her last four matches in straight sets and wasn’t even extended to a tie-break in the last three. Since the start of 2015 she’s won four of her six finals and the two defeats were against her sister Serena and Jo Konta, while one of the wins was over her opponent here. Muguruza won their last meeting, which came on clay two months ago, but as a former French Open champion the surface certainly favoured the Spaniard there. All three of their other clashes (all on hardcourts) went the American’s way.

Muguruza has reached just one final since the start of 2016 and that was when she beat Serena Williams to win the French Open, so she knows what it takes to win a major, but it’s been an up and down time since. Both these players will be back in the top 10 on Monday, while the winner will climb into the top five. Muguruza has won eight of her last 10 Grand Slam matches against the current top 10, while Venus has won four of her last five matches against the same group so both have some strong stats against top opposition.

However, only one player other than Serena Williams has ever beaten Venus in a Grand Slam final and you have to go back 20 years to Martina Hingis (who is going well in the Mixed Doubles) beating Venus in her debut major final for that occasion. On her favourite court we can’t look past a 13th Williams family success here in the past 18 years.

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