Agnieszka Radwanska became the first Pole for 75 years to reach a Wimbledon singles final when she beat Angelique Kerber in straight sets on Thursday but the third seed is unlikely to lift the trophy according to bookmakers, who have made Serena Williams an emphatic favourite.
The 30-year-old, seeking a 14th Grand Slam crown, is just 1/6 at BetVictor to pick up her fifth Wimbledon title and equal sister Venus’ tally, while Radwanska is a 5/1 shot courtesy of Stan James to stun the sixth seed and rise to the top of the world rankings.
Having sent down a record 24 aces in her semi-final clash against Victoria Azarenka, Williams will look to her often unstoppable serving to take her over the finish line and indeed it’s that power that could prove to be the difference between the two players.
Subsequently, it’s easy to see why the four-time SW19 victor is just 1/2 (bet365) to emerge triumphant in two sets while William Hill post 4/1 against Radwanksa making a game of it before going down 2-1.
In the handicaps, Serena Williams is an interesting 11/10 via Paddy Power to win when starting 5.5 games behind. A powerful display could see her coast through two sets, racking up 12 games to 6 or less.