Wimbledon Women's Final Betting Preview and Odds: Muguruza vs. Williams

The royal couldn't hide her emotions as she watched Williams thrash British hopeful Johanna Konta in straight sets today

The royal couldn't hide her emotions as she watched Williams thrash British hopeful Johanna Konta in straight sets today

Roger Federer of Switzerland will face Marin Cilic of Croatia in the men's singles final while the women's final will feature Venus Williams of the United States against Garbine Muguruza of Spain. "I feel much more calm, am kind of controlling my emotions more than the last time", said Muguruza, and added that she was drawing on the experience of Martinez.

After winning her first-round match at Wimbledon, Williams broke down in tears at the news conference that followed. She passed her sister Serena on the active Wimbledon win list this year, and her current record stands at 87-14 at Wimbledon.

Now, after beating Britain's Johanna Konta in the last four, she has another chance to win her first major title since Wimbledon in 2008.

Muguruza has lost just a single set so far―against Angelique Kerber―and dropped just two games in her semi-final. Muguruza would also become just the second Spanish player to win the women's singles title at Wimbledon, 23 years after the first (Conchita Martinez, 1994 - Muguruza's Wimbledon mentor). "In women's tennis, it's just awesome that she's able to do what she's done". Her quarter-final opponent was the highly experienced and tough competing Svetlana Kuznetsova, but once against Muguruza showed just how good her ball striking can be when in full rhythm, dismissing her 6-3/6-4 without dropping serve. It goes very fast, so I'm trying to enjoy. "It's a long two weeks".

"Serena did play her in a final", Venus said.

Johanna Konta's ambitions of becoming the first British female victor at Wimbledon since Virginia Wade in 1977 were ended by Venus Williams while Muguruza dismissed Magdalena Rybarikova, the story of the tournament, in convincing fashion.

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Standing in the way of Williams and a drought-breaking eighth Grand Slam title is former French Open champion Garbine Muguruza.

It will also be her first since winning the French Open a year ago but she has been here before, losing to Serena Williams in the 2015 Wimbledon final.

However, that was on clay, and facing the American on grass, a surface she dominated in the noughties, will be a different proposition altogether.

Elsewhere, there's doubles action and Court 2 should be tasty as Andrew Castle and Michael Chang play Patrick McEnroe and Jeff Tarango, while Court 12 has a very British flavour as Jamie Baker and Colin Fleming take on Greg Rusedski and Fabrice Santoro.

"It was just a very surprising moment when you reach a final in a tournament where you thought it was going to be hard, but right now I know how to play more on grass". Mugurza, however, is determined to do whatever it takes to once again halt a Williams' charge in the final.

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