Julia Goerges vs Serena Williams 12/07/2018

Tennis Picks / Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Julia Goerges vs Serena Williams Tennis Prediction

On Thursday, the 12.07.2018, there will be a clash between Julia Görges and Serena Williams in the semi-finals of Wimbledon 2018. Several aspects are interesting at this semifinals. For one thing, Julia Görges is in the semifinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time, fueling hopes of a German victory at Wimbledon, as Angelique Kerber, who will face Jelena Ostapenko, is in the second semi-final. On the other hand, Görges and Williams have recently met at the French Open. As in the third round and with a win of the US-American. Can Görges, contrary to the odds, return the favor for this last defeat?
Julia Görges had to sweat a lot at one point or another to reach this semi-final. However, she has not had to compete against a huge favorite so far, which is why she is now also traded in the odds as an outsider against Serena Williams. Even for Serena Williams, however, the challenges remained clear so far, even if she then had to accept a setback in the quarter-final against Camila Giorgi. For Williams, such a semi-final is of course not new, but she had not participated in the last year. In 2015 and 2016 she won Wimbledon for the sixth and seventh time.


Now also finals for Görges?


This semi-final is absolutely no matter of course for Julia Görges. The German player, who is currently ranked 13th in the WTA World Ranking list, has had clear success so far when it comes to Grand Slam tournaments. She participated in Wimbledon for the first time in 2008, but has not even made it past the third round since then. The round of 16 was the highest of emotions in Australia, French and the US Open. So the semifinals are already a big success, but now it is also in the hardest task so far. Görges lost against Serena Williams last time at the French Open.
At first Görges had to deal with Monika Puig, but could win after two sets with 6: 4 and 7: 6. Then it went against Wera Lapko, which – despite set loss – but could defeat relatively clear with 6: 2, 3: 6 and 6: 2. Also over three sentences it went against Barbora Strycova. It was a hard-fought match that finally went to Germany with 7: 6, 3: 6 and 10: 8. There followed a clear 6: 3 and 6: 2 win over Donna Vekic. In the quarter-finals, there was only the set loss against Kiki Bertens, but in the end it was still 3: 6, 7: 5 and 6: 1. Bottom line so Görges came through well, but not without effort.


Tenth final for Williams?


At Wimbledon, Serena Williams does not fool anyone. In 2000, the US American was the first time in the semifinals, 2002, she could win the tournament for the first time. To date, it has reached nine finals and seven titles, which is an impressive record. Most recently, she won Wimbledon in 2015 and 2016, and was absent last year due to her break. While she failed in the last round of the last sixteen at the French Open, chances are good for the next big title.
Only in the quarterfinals Williams had to give a set, but ultimately could win clearly with 3: 6, 6: 3 and 6: 4 against the Italian Camila Giorgi. Previous wins in each set against Yevgenia Sergeyevna Rodina, Kristina Mladenovic, Wiktoriya Tomova and Arantxa Rus. This makes Williams in the semi-final against Görges clear favorite.


Görges – S. Williams Record – Previous meetings

When it comes to direct comparison, the chances for Julia Görges are not good. Görges and Williams have met three times so far and in all three cases the German player was defeated. For the first time they played against each other in 2010 at the French Open, then with a clear victory for Williams by a 6: 1 and 6: 1. It followed a 2011 match in Toronto, which also needed only two sets, even if Görges has fought to the end of the match. Then last year, the match in the third round of the French Open, which Williams won with 6: 3 and 6: 4 for themselves.
Görges – S. Williams tip – Wimbledon 2018

For Julia Görges speaks her current form, after all, at the French Open for the third round last handed and now in Wimbledon for the semifinals. The result can already stand alone. But now Görges meets Serena Williams, who may not even play at the limit, but is still considered playful superior. For one thing, she had defeated Görges last in Paris, on the other hand she had less effort in the last rounds of Wimbledon than Görges. Therefore, the tip on a clear 2-0 victory for Williams against Görges in the semifinals of Wimbledon.

Tennis Prediction: Serena Williams to win

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