World number one Serena Williams has been in scintillating form this season, playing some fantastic tennis and winning a number of WTA events already in 2015. The American, who has already won the Australian Open this year, is one of the greatest female tennis players in history and is just five Grand Slam titles behind Margaret Court’s record of 24 majors.
Although Wimbledon will be fiercely competitive, the 33-year-old will be quietly confident that she can go on to win the women’s event for the sixth time. If you believe Williams will go on to lift the title and would like to place a bet on the event, or you are interested in keeping up with the latest tennis news, click here.
She is in excellent form this year
The American has been brilliant throughout the early part of the 2015 season, winning 25 matches and losing a solitary game against rival Petra Kvitova in the semi-finals of the Madrid Open recently. Other than that defeat, Williams has been sensational and has already won the Miami Open, as well as the Australian Open earlier in the season. Prior to her defeat, she had conceded just seven sets in the 25 matches and has already beaten the likes of Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep this year.
She is looking to win each of the sport’s four majors in the same calendar year
Williams is looking to win all four Grand Slams this season and further stake her claim as the greatest female tennis player of all-time. She dominated Sharapova 6-3 7-6 to win the first Grand Slam of the year, but her slip up on the clay court in Madrid have raised doubts about her ability to win Roland Garros. If the world number one manages to secure her second Grand Slam, you can be sure that she will be fully focussed on winning Wimbledon ahead of the US Open later in the season.
Wimbledon is one of her strongest events
The British grass court event remains one of Serena’s strongest tournaments and she will be looking for her sixth ladies single’s crown at Wimbledon. If she wins the competition this year, she will have her sights set on reaching Martina Navratilova’s record of nine Wimbledon singles victories in the Open era – an impressive feat. Although the 33-year-old was recently beaten by Kvitova, she will take some beating on the grass court and it could even be argued that, providing a minor catastrophe, the American has already got the Wimbledon title sewn up.