Spaniard facing Serena Slam dunk shot
SERENA Williams has a Wimbledon itch. Its name is Garbine Muguruza.
The Spaniard is in Williams’ sights as Grand Slam history beckons.
Williams is not buying suggestions the world No. 20 has a free shot at the All England Club title tonight.
“She has Wimbledon to lose,’’ the American said.
‘‘ I think we both have Wimbledon to lose, so I think that’s something to lose.
“And, yeah, she’s beaten me before, so she knows how to win. She knows what to do. “It’s a different situation. ‘‘ So I think it puts her in a unique position where she has an opportunity to become Wimbledon champ.”
Or not. Like Roger Federer, also a 33- year- old master of tennis psychology, Williams appreciates exactly what is on the line.
Should Williams win, she will – for the second time in her career – hold all four majors at the same time.
It will be the realisation of the subject she has banned every journalist, coach and fellow player from discussing – the Serena Slam.
However Muguruza was her conqueror at the French Open last year.
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Age: 33 Height: 175cm Weight: 70kg
Ranking: 1 Grand slam titles: 20
Career titles: 67 Career prizemoney: $ 98,692,211
Coaches: Patrick Mouratoglou, Oracene Price,
Age: 21 Height: 182cm Weight: 73kg Ranking: 20 Grand slam titles: 0
Career titles: 1 Career prizemoney: $ 3,602,189
Coach: Alejo Mancisidor
HEAD TO HEAD Williams leads 2- 1 TAB ODDS $ 1.14 Williams $ 5.75 Muguruza