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How To Bet The Ladies Wimbledon Final

Bettors are liking Serena’s chances to win her 22nd grand slam and move into a tie with Stefi Graf for the most majors ever won. 

According to Oddschecker, 60 percent of bets from a cross section of books had come in on Serena by Friday at noon, spiking her odds all the way to -400 at some spots. 

While you have to respect Serena’s six Wimbledon titles, I feel this price on Williams is way too inflated. 

Anyone paying close attention to Wimbledon has seen that Angelique Kerber is playing some incredible tennis. Her return game might be the best on the ladies side right now and her ground strokes speak for themselves where she hasn’t lost a set yet. 

Kerber isn’t the most spectacular server but she is a smart tactician and her last two matches have seen her first serve produce at over 70 percent. 

But enough about the stats. The most important element here might be that she simply believes she can beat the champ. She got over that hump in January when she defeated Serena as a 5-1 underdog at the Australian Open in three gritty sets. 

So there are few plays I like here heading into Saturday’s ladies final: 

-If you didn’t have Kerber before now, you can simply take her to win at 3-1. I think these odds aren’t giving her enough respect. Keep an eye on the odds as the match continues though. You may have an opportunity to arbitrage if it’s a close one (meaning, get Serena at decent odds if Kerber gets a lead). 

-I love Kerber at +4.5 games in this match at plus money. I think it goes three sets of great tennis. 

-Over 21.5 games. I think we’re looking at this one to go the distance much like the Australian Open. 

I think this match could  be a classic. If you can’t grab some strawberries and watch it live in the morning while you shake off the Ultimate Fighter Finale hangover from Friday, I’d recommend digitally recording it to ensure you don’t miss what could be a bout to remember.