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View Poll Results: WWW Wimbledon 2019? Serena Williams or Simona Halep?
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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Re: WWW Wimbledon 2019? Serena Williams or Simona Halep?

If Serena doesn't win this...

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Simona has to take risks here. A lot of bhdtl and really try to move serena as early as she can in rallies. If you give serena 2 or 3 same balls in rally she will put you away. Obviously is serenas serve is clicking nothing yoi can do. I dont expect serena to start well due to nerves. So simona gotta do the most before serena wakes up. Very tough to go against serena here
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Re: WWW Wimbledon 2019? Serena Williams or Simona Halep?

Forgot to mention. Not only 9-1 H2H is brutally depressing, the only time Serena lost to Halep, she actually won the tournament smashing Halep in the final. Obviously this is only possible in YEC format. Still funny af...
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Serena in 3.
If Halep plays like she did today, she might take a set.
But Serena's got this.
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There is no way Serena is losing this one. There is no suspense in this final, sadly.
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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.
Serena has a soft spot for Simo. It wont be as brutal as against Vika or Maria. Serena might just give her a set.
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Obviously rooting for Serena but I think this will be a fight. H2H is dominant for Serena but they have had battles more times than not.
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Re: WWW Wimbledon? Serena v Halep

Simona, most likely. Rooting for Serena to win #24 but my head says Simona. This is how I feel about some arguments:

> Serena was unplayable today.
1. It's Strycova.
2. It's Strycova.
3. She was also "unplayable" in the SF last year vs. Goerges and then got demolished by Kerber. Why? Because she hadn't faced an opponent who could return her serve and really make her hit that extra ball over and over again. Simona can certainly do the same on these slower grass courts.

> Simona has a mental block against Serena/plays poor in Slam Finals
1. Only played poorly in RG 2017 final.
2. The "mental block" didn't stop her from recovering and nearly beating Serena (had 3 BPs to lead in final set) after being breadsticked in AO.
3. She also had poor H2Hs against Pova and Wozniacki before playing them very close in Slam finals.
4. Serena's last two Slam finals: Osaka def. Serena 62 64 (1h 19min), Kerber def. Serena 63 63 (1h 7min)

So, yeah.

> Its grass.
1. Simona has reached the QF of Wimbledon 3 of the last 5 seasons before this one. Now she's in the F. Clearly not a grass court scrub.

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There is no doubt in my mind that Simona takes this. This girl learns from past mistakes as the SF against Svitolina showed. She needs to be agressive, paint the lines and move Serena around a lot. Also she needs to not be scared by Serena's screams and just not let her get into her mind. Otherwise Simona has the game to win this and she knows that in the past her passivity cost her a lot of matches against Serena.
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Re: WWW Wimbledon 2019? Serena Williams or Simona Halep?

Serena played great today and she's obviously the big favorite.

Yeah,the H2H screams that SW is gonna take it. Also,the way Simona has been playing in finals lately... ugh.
That being said, I am sure Simona is gonna fight, as she usually does and I am sure she really wants to win this. She played so far one of her best GS tournaments ever, and this is the best she's played since RG18. Also,this is her 1st GS final since then,and I KNOW she's not gonna approach this match the way she approached her other recent finals. She's the type of player who continuously improves in her career and this is the moment she has to show what she's made of.
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Serena's in great form but this is the first final of a GS since FO 2014 where Halep is not the favorite. She has litterally nothing to lose, just like Radwanska in 2012 she could take a set
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Serena has a soft spot for Simo. It wont be as brutal as against Vika or Maria. Serena might just give her a set.
Serena always brings her GOAT serve against Simona, Maria and Vika apart from that one match at the YEC. Something that she hasn't been able to do in those lost Muguruza, Kerber and Osaka matches.

Simona needs to scramble and try to put as many first serves in play as possible, that's how things usually start to get dicey between them. But Serena has the mental edge in this matchup, she's probably winning number 24

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I think it will be a 3 set match

Serena will win the 1st set 6-4 or 7-5

Halep will win the 2nd set 6-4

Halep will have figured out how to beat Serena and win the final set 6-2 or 6-3
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Re: WWW Wimbledon 2019? Serena Williams or Simona Halep?

I want to see Serena win 24 and I think she will in 3 sets.
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