Today is a great day for tennis! Serena Williams plays Garbine Muguruza in the 2015 Wimbledon Finals on July 11! One of the sport’s greatest players faces one of its rising stars and HollywoodLife.com wants you to see every second of this incredible match!
It’s come down to this: Serena Williams, 33, will meet Garbine Muguruza, 21, in the finals of Wimbledon. Serena has demolished all competitors in her path, but Garbine has already defeated one tennis legend. Will Garbine pull off another major upset in this tournament? Or will Serena prove she’s still the best tennis player in the world?
Wimbledon comes to an intense conclusion for the women on July 11. The men will wrap things up on July 12, but today, it’s time for Serena and Garbine to shine. The action kicks off at 8:00 a.m. EST, so be ready to see the exciting end to an amazing tournament!
Serena has been a steamroller, flattening everyone in her way as she goes for another Grand Slam tournament victory. Serena easily defeated Timea Babos, Victoria Azarenka, and Maria Sharapova. She shut down each of them, one by one, in one epic match after another. Serena is so good, she makes it look easy, but let’s not be fooled! The women Serena has defeated are some of the best tennis stars in the world!
Winning Wimbledon would be Serena’s 21st Grand Slam tournament victory. It would also give her a second non-Calendar Year Grand Slam. If a single player wins all four Grand Slam tournaments (The Australian Open, The French Open, Wimbledon, The US Open) in a single year then the player earns a Grand Slam. Serena won the US Open in 2014, and claimed victory at 2015’s Australian Open and French Open.
While Serena’s the odds-on favorite to win Wimbledon, she HAS lost to Garbine before. In 2014, Garbine beat Serena in the French Open, in two straight sets, to advance to the quarterfinals. It was a chance for Garbine to play – and beat! – her hero. In the Wimbledon semifinals, Garbine defeated Agnieszka Radwanska in three sets, in what many thought was a surprising upset. Still, it’s clear that Garbine has the skills to hang with her heroes and she will definitely bring it when she faces Serena.
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Are you psyched for this match-up, HollywoodLifers? Who do you want to win: Serena or Garbine?
— Jason Brow