July 10, 2015

Wimbledon Finals: Novak Djokovic vs. Roger Federer, Serena Williams vs. Garbine Muguruza: The Finals have been set for Wimbledon in singles. For the women, No. 1 seed Serena Williams goes for a "Serena slam" and her sixth Wimbledon win on Saturday morning against No. 20 seed Garbine Muguruza of Spain. This is the 21-year-old Muguruza's first finals appearance in a major. For the men, No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic meets No. 2 seed Roger Federer on Sunday. Djokovic is the defending champ and has two Wimbledon victories. Federer has a chance to win his eighth, which would pass Pete Sampras for most ever among the men.

posted by rcade to tennis at 03:57 PM - 2 comments

Federer was a world-beater today. Murray couldn't even make it close and lost in straight sets. Djokovic also had a laugher, so they'll both be rested and ready.

Williams had no trouble with Sharapova. I was bummed that Muguruza upset Radwańska, a player who is becoming my favorite because she has to rely on guile. But Muguruza can sit back and bomb, so it'll be interesting to see if she can beat Williams again after doing it once last year in the second round of the French Open.

I'd like to see Federer get his record eighth. I get the feeling Wimbledon's crowd wants that too, because it cheered for him so much louder than Murray despite the latter being a hometown hero.

posted by rcade at 04:04 PM on July 10, 2015

If Muguruza wins, $50 to me if the headline over a photo of the joyous player reads "Basque-ing in Glory!"

posted by holden at 04:29 PM on July 10, 2015

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