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Serena in 2 87 43.28%
Serena in 3 38 18.91%
Simona in 2 34 16.92%
Simona in 3 42 20.90%
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Simona has about a 10% chance.

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Serena in 3: 3-6 6-1 6-3

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You need to dig deeper, this won't cut it. Need the usual won't be able to hold a single service game, that sort of deal. You know, what you've been preaching since the beginning of the tournament. So find the Gewa, BE the Gewa, none of this reasonable prediction bullshit, come on now!
I didn't have Svitolina destroying Simona, and I expected her to have an easier time with Buzarnescu.
Regardless, a loss is a loss, whether it's 9-7 in the third or 6-1, 6-0. For Simona, Wimbledon runner-up is:

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Great final for the WTA & tennis fans ... I'm rooting for good tennis
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Its about Serena's nerves. I thought she would beat Kerber but didnt play well, and was poor at the net several times. When Dementieva had a match point against her in the 2009 Wimbledon semifinal, Serena made a good volley under the pressure of losing if anything went wrong. 67 75 86, a lot of pressure moments. But against Kerber she gave away a lot of important points with bad errors on routine balls at the net.
So its about nerves, plus Halep cant choke and has to make sure she gets 1st serves in and forces Serena to play well
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It would be great for Serena to get to #24.
Unfortunately, the conversation probably won't end until she gets to #25, but whatever,

Halep could really elevate her career by becoming a multiple Slam champ.

So either way, a deserving winner.
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N. Petrova A. Chakvetadze A. Myskina L. Davenport M. Hingis
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Overall Serena had an easy draw at this Wimbledon with good opponents for her:
Gatto and Juvan are Grand Slam newcomers with no experience. And Juvan is too young.
R3 vs Görges. Serena leads Head To Head now 5-0. And she never lost a set.
R4 vs Navarro. Serena leads Head To Head now 7-0. And she never lost a set.
SF vs Strycova. Serena leads Head To Head now 4-0. And she never lost a set.
The only test and tough opponent so far was Riske. Serena survived/escaped in 3 sets.

Yes, normally Serena should win. But you never know in WTA
And I won't underestimate Halep who plays very strong tennis this Wimbledon.
Also Serena's nerves can always be a problem and make her stop moving (UEs) and serve bad.

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A. Radwanska V. Zvonareva C. Wozniacki P. Kvitova
N. Petrova A. Chakvetadze A. Myskina L. Davenport M. Hingis
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Since I know for sure that Serena is gonna win, I wanna bet 100 bucks on her winning in 3 sets but I'm afraid she's gonna fuck up my bet and win it in 2.
And what did you bet now ? 2 or 3 sets ? And yes, hard to say. I predict 3.

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As slam finals go, this is a big one! If Serena loses a 3rd slam final in 12 months, you have to wonder of the pressure is too much for her. If she wins, 24 is history and no reason she cant get 25
For Halep, she is 1-3 in slam finals and this is a big match for how she will be judged historically. Its important she serves well and keeps the match close, so the pressure is on
Yes, a big Grand Slam final for both.

And a HUGE one for Serena
She had big problems with her nerves at Grand Slams (see Vinci loss).
Serena has lost 2 Grand Slam finals in a row now because she was nervous:
Wimbledon 2018 final: easy loss to Kerber with nervous Serena playing piss-weak tennis
US Open 2018 final: easy loss to Osaka with nervous Serena playing piss-weak tennis

Losing 3 Grand Slam finals in a row would be devastating
It all depends on how Serena will handle her nerves. We will see

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Simona was moving Svitolina side to side in her semi finals. I wouldn't be surprised if Halep does the same to Serena.

Yes, Svitolina was basically pushing back most of the shots and Serena has more power, but Serena's movement has not been the same since AO17.

I'm going with Serena because she will be on a mission but thinking it will be 3 sets. I would be happy for Halep too

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question is, on the very unlikely chance that halep does win, will serena throw some controversial tantrum that ruins the moment for simona lol
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In Romania, you can make 10 times your money if you bet on Simona

I will stick with my "never bet" policy though.
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Serena's chances might be a bit overrated again , or Halep is underestimated again. From what I saw against Strycova (who brought absolutely nothing to the SF, same as Svitolina) I am still not convinced with her movement and fitness. The thing is that both her draws have been quite easy (I knew Halep or K.La Bot were in the F when I saw the draw), that is difficult to guess how good their forms really are. If Serena servebots, hits those FH angles to draw Halep, who is a short player and struggles there, out of court and keeps her nerves under control, it should be her. Halep hasn't Osaka's game to dominate, or Kerber's ability to redirect and keep Serena on her toes in rallies, she's much more predictable, but she's still a top defender that can also play aggressively and hit winners, If Serena is as nervous as in her last 2 F, it could turm into another mess of clumsy footwork + UEs, and Halep at some point will have a chance to turn the match into a scrambling physical fight, and we know who has the upper hand there.
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question is, on the very unlikely chance that halep does win, will serena throw some controversial tantrum that ruins the moment for simona lol
That's the poll we need! Will Serena get through the final without a petulant meltdown? Will she foot fault at a pivotal part of the match?
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Serena is looking her best since she had the baby. Also the surface and head to head favour her. And the crowd will support her because of Murrena. So I think it will be straight sets.
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