Wimbledon: Ladies’ finals decided
Serena Williams and Agnieszka Radwanska have reached the finals of Wimbledon 2012.
Radwanska has progressed throughout the tournament with relative ease, defeating young British star Heather Watson on the way to the final but Williams has had to improve her game throughout the two weeks to make sure she’s got this far.
Radwanska didn’t have as much luck in the women’s doubles as she and her sister, Urszula gave Italian duo Errani and Vinci a walkover, as they didn’t start the game due to Agnieska’s determination to reach the final of the women’s singles.
The little Williams sister had a very tough test against Azarenka, in what was probably the most entertaining woman’s match I’ve ever seen.
Usually the games are very much like Radwanska’s win over Kerber, a simple 6-3 6-4. But this one actually had a tiebreak in it, with Williams winning 6-3 7-6 (8-6).
Eventually the deciding factor was the Williams serve. She broker her own personal best for aces in a game, and eventually winning it with one as she blasted 24 past her Belariusian opponent.
Azarenka in return could only manage one ace all game, but her placement of shot and ability to simply get the ball back over the net and force Williams to play another shot kept her in the game from the start.
If Williams can keep up her inspired form, with the full backing from her family in her corner, then I can’t see her losing against Radwanska. Her power and precision is just too much.
It’s a miracle that Williams is actually back on the tour. She suffered a potentially fatal blood clot in her lungs, but managed to get back her fitness and form.
She can’t play in every tournament like she used to, and I doubt she trains as much as she did either, but it’s a truly inspiring story.
My guess is that Williams will win in two sets. Probably 6-4 6-4.