2012 Wimbledon — Ladies Final

Agnieszka Radwanska:  + 450

Serena Williams:  + 600

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Serena will be competing tomorrow for her 5th Wimbledon singles title and her 14th singles major @ 9 AM EST.  In the head to head, Serena is 2-0, never having lost a set to Radwanska as of yet.  The two have met once on grass (Wimbledon, 2008) and once on clay, both in 2008.  Serena defeated Radwanska 6-4, 6-0 in the 2008 quarter-final.  Radwanska vies to become the first Polish woman to win a major in the modern era.  Williams competes for her 42nd career title and first major title since Wimbledon, 2010, after which, she famously cut her foot while watching World Cup Soccer, an injury that kept her sidelined for almost a full year.  Radwanska will compete in her first major final, and attempts to become the third woman to defeat Williams in a Wimbledon singles final (Sharapova, Venus Williams).

The line is setting Serena up as a huge favorite, though Serena lost the last time she was heavily favored in a major final, against Sam Stosur in 2011 at Flushing, her first major finals appearance since returning from her foot injury.  Serena and Venus will also compete for the doubles title tomorrow, giving Serena another opportunity to win a double at Wimbledon, which she also did in 2002 and 2009.  Serena has 20 career doubles titles in the Ladies, a whopping twelve of which came in majors.

Serena has also won four mixed doubles majors.  Should Serena win both trophies tomorrow, she will have 31 career major titles.  Williams also set the Wimbledon record for aces in the semi-finals against Azarenka Thursday when she came up with 24.  She has hit 85 aces so far during the tournament.

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