Williams vs Goerges / Wimbledon – The second semi-final pair of women's Wimbledon is made by American S. Williams and German J. Goerges. Both players had very difficult quarter-finals, and they managed to resolve them in their favour after three sets. Williams was better than the very good Italian C. Giorgi, while Goerges defeated her friend K. Bertens.
Williams vs Goerges begins: 12.07.2018. – 14:00 CET
Williams is undoubtedly one of the best tennis players of all time. This American has returned to the tennis courts this season after becoming a mother in the past period. This absence from the tennis courts has contributed to a fall on 181st place on the WTA rankings. The last time she was the first player the world was in 2015, and she has managed to win 72 titles so far. This season she did not perform much for the reasons mentioned, so up to Wimbledon she has made five wins and two defeats.
In the semi-finals, Williams had a lot of work to overcome the Italian of C. Giorgi. The Italian was aggressive in the first set and was much better than Williams, but it was all that we saw in this match. After losing the first set, Wiliams began to play much better, especially at her service games, while the Italian lost the concentration and was constantly making mistakes. So at the end almost all statistical parameters were on the side of the American player.
After the quarterfinal match, Germany got two semi-finalists. After A. Kerber qualified for the semi-finals, a few hours later, J. Goerges did the same after defeating K. Bertens in the quarterfinals. No doubt this is a fantastic result for German women's tennis, because it is possible that two German players will meet in the finals. Goerges also like Williams had a tough match and had to catch up with the result of one set.
The first set was fairly equal to the eighth game when Bertens came to a 1:0 lead. However, in the continuation of the match, Goerges has played much better, and at the very start of the second set she came to a break advantage, and later evened the score. The third set ended completely in favour of the German player who made two breaks, which is more than enough to win.
Williams vs Goerges PICK
These two players have played three mutual matches, and all three ended in favour of Williams. The last match was played this season at Roland Garros, when Williams celebrated a victory of 6:3 6:4. Although she is not in the form as in some previous seasons, the American is again a favourite for placement in the finals. However, Goerges is playing good tennis this season, so with one smart and patient game, she could cause a lot of problems for the favourite American, which is why we are suggest a counter-handicap in the number of won games.
Pick: Goerges +5.5 games
Odds: 1.56 for betsson (down to 1.52 can be played)