Saturday is shaping up to be a huge day in the history of women's tennis.
It isn't all that often that anyone holds all four Grand Slam titles at the same time, but Serena Williams can successfully do just that if he knocks off Spaniard Garbine Muguruza in the Wimbledon ladies' final.
It shouldn't be all that surprising that this match figures to be over in just two sets. The way that Williams has played this entire tournament has been nothing but a pleasure to watch, and though she has been tested with a third set a couple times, she has brought her best foot forward these last two matches. After blowing out Maria Sharapova on Thursday, Williams is now a -600 favorite to capture the Wimbledon title, which would give her the first three Grand Slam championships of the year and 21 Grand Slams overall.
The over/under in number of games played in this match is just 20, and the spread features Williams favored by five games. For all intents and purposes, the oddsmakers are expecting to see something along the lines of 6-3, 7-5.
QUOTE TO NOTE
"I was almost more impressed that Muguruza lost the lead and then recovered. That's a really good sign of maturity. At 21, I think she's such a major star to come. She's got a beautiful personality, and I've loved her reactions when she's won. I think she's going to get a huge fan base behind her. Over the next 48 hours, it's so important for her to relish this situation and try to get ready for the final." – Two-time US Open winner, Tracy Austin on the young Muguruza as she readies herself for her first Grand Slam final
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION
Williams really couldn't be asking for much more than what she is getting in this matchup. She is playing against a young 21-year old who has never seen this grand stage before, and she is at the top of her game right now.
Williams' serve is fantastic right now. She won 86 percent of her first service points against Sharapova on Thursday, and she finished with 13 aces against just two double faults in the quick match.
However, do keep in mind that the Spaniard does have a win – in a Grand Slam event, no less – against Williams. She won in the second round of the French Open last year 6-2, 6-2, the most lopsided defeat that the American has ever suffered at a Grand Slam tournament in her illustrious career.
The thing that Muguruza is going to have to do in this match is get to the net more often. She won 71 percent of her net points against Agnieszka Radwanska in the semifinals on Thursday, and it was when she was charging the net with frequency that she was really able to ratchet up the pressure.
That's a dangerous game to play against Williams, though. The American has such a strong forehand and backhand, and her shots down the line are placed more effectively than anyone else on the WTA Tour.
For as much as we would like to think that Muguruza has a fighting chance in this match, we know better. It would be a stunner to us if the women's final made it to three sets.
Serena Williams 6-4, 6-3
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