Na Li faces defending champion Francesca Schiavone and the Italian, who experly dispatched of Marion Bartoli in the semis, is best priced at even money with Betfred.
This will be a really tight contest. Schiavone is the immediate pick as she has a previous win in Grand Slams (France, last year) where as Li is one of the better players on the women’s circuit never to have won a major. Also, Schiavone did look pretty devastating in her semi final victory against Bartoli following ever so slightly laboured victories in previous rounds. Another powerful display ending in a 2-0 victory for Schiavone is 5/2 with William Hill.
However, Na Li, picked here on the antepost at 33/1, is in great form. She reached the Aussie Open final in January and has progressed to the final at Roland Garros beating three top ten seeds on the way. That culminated in a very decent victory over Maria Sharapova and a 2-0 win for Li is 9/4 with Ladbrokes.
Boylesports say 11/8 that there wil be three sets, which is quite favourable as whoever wins will be in for a real fight but it’s our belief that it’s finally Na Li’s time to shine. She is 10/3 with Skybet to win 2-1 and the outright of 10/11 with Sportingbet is good too. Coral reckon 10/11 about there being 23 games or more which also seems good value as all it would take is two closely fought sets to payout.