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Serena in 2 87 42.86%
Serena in 3 38 18.72%
Simona in 2 35 17.24%
Simona in 3 43 21.18%
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Re: WWW Wimbledon 2019? Serena Williams or Simona Halep?

Losing to Kerber and Osaka is one thing, but to lose to Halep on grass!? She lost a final to friggin Mertens!
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serena lost her last 2 grand slam finals due to her lack of physically fitness. as expected when coming back from childbirth, it takes awhile for the body to get back into shape. now that a year later, serena is a lot fitter, i don't see her losing this final. she had to really choke and get injured like she did in ao against pliskova in order to lose this final.
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That one was brutal, but that one after was also brutal.
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Halep stans so hard for Serena in the past 5 years. It’s gonna be 3 setters with Serena wins in the end, as always.
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A great final

The powerful legend and best WTA player ever (with Graf) Serena vs the most consistent player and amazing mover and defender Halep.

Serena leads Head To Head 9-1
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But the last 2 meetings have been big battles. Very close matches. Serena only won in 3 sets.
This will be their 2nd meeting on grass. The first was in 2011 !

If Serena is nervous (serve is off and UEs come), then Simona has a chance.
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Great final for the WTA & tennis fans ... I'm rooting for good tennis
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What I liked about Halep today was the amount of DTL shots she hit. And with some good accuracy as well. Serena looked great when she didn't have to move to the ball so Halep has to try and take that away from her.

I wonder how Halep's nerves are going to be. She didn't look great in her last slam finals but this time she can think of her as the underdog. Think that this might help her just as much as it helped Angie in her slam finals against Serena. And Serena will be nervous for sure.

It's a toss-up, really. H2H is very favourable for Serena so she must like the pace Halep is giving to her but there have been some very close three-setters and especially the one in Melbourne earlier this year was quite exciting and close.
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If Serena is uptight and stressed she has shown that her groundies can go haywire. Halep is the exact type of player you don't want to play if that's the case.
However, Serena looked laser focused out there today so the match is really in her hands. If she brings this level halep is gonna have a tough time keeping with her.
I think Serena is going to be a bit on edge and play a sloppy set but take it comfortably in the third

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Serena has clearly won this. Congrats on 24. I didn't think she would win another major but thanks to the flopping mess of WTA players here she is.
Serena will be winning slams and breastfeeding her 2nd child on changeovers, that's how useless WTA is. Trash.
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Halep has lost just about every big final she has played and I don't see her suddenly showing up this time. Serena has been awful in her last 2 Slam finals being so close to No.24. I get the loss against Kerber because Angie had already scammed 1 Slam final from Serena but USO loss vs Osaka was plain bad. Having said that, it's Halep we're talking about. Simona has no power in her shots and will not have as much time as in SF vs Svitolina. Serena wins.
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Halep serve is not a problem , people just not returning it enough against her, Zhang did a pretty good job before self destructing.

Serena need to serve well and on the ground play the angles like she did today. Halep won't be able to get it back like Barbie did because her reach is way shorter.
I'm confused to how Halep's reach is shorter than Barbie when she's an inch taller.
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If Simona manages to push Serena to a third set, her chance to win is slightly higher. Serena's stamina is a question mark. That of course if Serena's playing good level of tennis.
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Have people not realised why Halep has been able to get this far on grass, it's because it's as slow as mud, the grass is longer than usual and it's benefitted her, I would like to see a new winner of Wimbledon but on all surfaces as per h2h, I can't see how she can defend from Serena here, looks like a straightforward 2-0 job.
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Love both

Prob gonna be Serena though. 3 set battle
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