Serena Williams vs Julia Goerges Betting Tips and Predictions
Serena Williams vs Julia Goerges Betting Tips and Predictions, as Serena Williams continues her pursuit of an eighth Wimbledon single’s title against the tricky German Julia Goerges. Serena Williams is a seven-time single’s champion here and she’s in the kind of form to reach yet another final. The American ace was absent here twelve months ago, due to being pregnant at the time, but prior to that Serena had won this title on successive occasions in 2015 and 2016. The 23-time grand slam champion is actually on a 19-match winning streak here at Wimbledon, with her last defeat here being in 2014. Julia Goerges, meanwhile, came into this year’s Wimbledon Championships on a six match losing streak here, stretching back to her third round appearance in 2012. This is the German’s best run at this tournament, with her best previous runs here being a couple of third round appearances in 2011 and 2012. These two will both be desperate to reach Saturday’s final, but who will do enough to get the job done and move one step close to the Wimbledon title?
Serena Williams was given the 25th seeding this year, on her return to the All England Club. The seven-time champion’s lack of tennis over the past year has seen her ranking drop significantly, and thus she was only seeded twenty-five this week. It hasn’t been easy for the American great since returning to the tour earlier this season, but in only her fourth tournament back since her return she finds herself in the Wimbledon semi-finals. Serena’s other significant run this season came at last month’s French Open, where she reached the fourth round. However, she was forced to pull out of the tournament prior to that match due to an injury she picked up during the tournament. Nonetheless, Serena has been solid throughout this tournament and she’s going to be extremely difficult to beat now. The American has dropped one set en route to the semi-finals, following comfortable wins over Arantxa Rus, Viktoriya Tomova, Kristina Mladenovic and Evgeniya Rodina. Williams was forced to come from a set down in the quarter-finals, as Italian ace Camila Giorgi pushed her hard throughout their match. Can Serena reach yet another Wimbledon final?
Julia Goerges, meanwhile, has had to fight through most of her matches to reach this stage of the tournament, and she’ll no doubt have to do so again if she’s to reach a first grand slam final. The German ace has dropped three sets on her way to the semi-finals, defeating the likes of Monica Puig, Vera Lapko, Barbora Strycova and Donna Vekic along the way. Like Williams, Goerges’ biggest test came in the quarter-finals, where she was forced to come from a set down to win her third three-set match of the tournament. Goerges has been enjoying a good year prior to this tournament, and earlier in the season she reached a career high number ten in the rankings. The German also reached the finals in Auckland and Charleston earlier in the season, coming off the back of a terrific end to last season that saw her claim the WTA Elite Trophy. Goerges has, however, struggled in grand slams throughout her career, and this year had been no different prior to this tournament. The twenty-nine-year-old was beaten in the second round at the Australian Open and the third round at the French Open, but this week will have no doubt made up for those disappointing results. Julia Goerges is enjoying the best grand slam run of her career, but will she be good enough to make a maiden grand slam final here at Wimbledon?
Serena Williams is the vastly more experienced player when it comes to grand slam semi-finals, something that could play a factor during the match. The American ace has appeared in 34 grand slam semi-finals prior to this one, and she’s managed to win twenty-nine of those. This includes a run that has seen the American win fifteen of her last seventeen grand slam semi-finals. Julia Goerges, meanwhile, is appearing in her first grand slam semi-final, and so this whole occasion will be new for her. When it comes to Wimbledon semi-finals, this will be Serena’s 11th. The American has won nine of her prior ten semi-finals here, with her only defeat in a Wimbledon semi-final being her first way back in 2000.
Julia Goerges, meanwhile, has played a lot more tennis this season and so she should be more match sharp than Serena Williams coming into this match. While this is Serena’s 4th single’s tournament of the season, this is Goerges’ 14th and this could also be a factor in this match. The German possesses a 2-1 record in semi-finals this year, while Serena is set to appear in her first of the season. Can Goerges produce the performance of her career to beat Serena and reach a third final of 2018?
The head-to-head record is unsurprisingly in Serena’s favour. The American has won both of the previous meetings between the two, and she won them both in straight-sets. In fact, Serena has won three of her four sets against Goerges by a 6-1 score line, highlighting her past dominance over the German. However, these meetings did come way back in 2010 and 2011 when Goerges was nowhere near as good as she Is now. Who will come out on top in the first grass court meeting between these two?
Serena Williams 2-0 Set Betting
I think Serena wins this one comfortably. The American has been getting better round on round and playing a three-sets in the last round will be a positive for her. Serena also has a terrific record in semi-finals at this tournament, losing just one that was nearly two decades ago. Williams has also never lost to Goerges, and that will be something else that is on both players mind heading into this match. Serena is the better player out of the two and she will be used to this environment, whereas it will be all new for Goerges. Serena has never dropped a set against this opponent, and I think she maintains that record in a 2-0 win.
Under 20.5 (Under 21.5)Total Games
Serena Williams has been rarely troubled by Goerges in the past, and I don’t think she will be again in this one. The American dominated their previous two meetings, dropping just the combined nine games across their four sets of tennis. I also think Goerges has used a lot more energy throughout the tournament, compared to Serena, and I can see her running out of gas in this one. I think Serena makes light work of her opponent in two comfortable sets of tennis.