LONDON, Sporting Alert – The final of the women’s singles at Wimbledon 2016 will be contested on Saturday, with No. 1 Serena Williams taking on No. 4 Angelique Kerber on Centre Court.
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After side-stepping all their obstacles to earn a place in the final, both Williams and Kerber will be hoping to complete the job they started two-weeks-ago.
Saturday’s match-up pits two women who are both confident of beating each other.
Williams, the six-time defending champion, is on the verge of a 22nd major, and she can achieve the feat with her first grand slam of the year.
The American, who finished runner-up at the Australian Open and at Roland Garros, will be hoping to finally breakthrough with a slam title this season.
Serena took just 48-minutes to blast away Elena Vesnina in her semi-final match, and the Russian believes the American will be tough to beat in the trophy battle.
“I think she has now a big, big chance to win her 22nd grand slam title,” Vesnina told reporters after her semi-final defeat to Serena.
“I think she’s in the right mood right now.”
Williams will be playing in her third final this year, but the American, as expected, isn’t satisfied.
“For anyone else on this whole planet, it would be a wonderful accomplishment,” she said. “For me, it’s about, obviously, holding the trophy and winning, which would make it a better accomplishment for me.
“For me, it’s not enough. But I think that’s what makes me different. That’s what makes me Serena.”
I’m Confident I Can Beat Serena Again
Meanwhile, Kerber, who defeated Williams to lift the 2016 Australian Open title in January, believes she can beat the world number one again in the final showdown.
Still, the German fourth seed knows she must not slip up or wait on the American to make a mistake.
Kerber, who beat Serena’s older sister Venus 6-4, 6-4 in Thursday’s second semi-final said ahead of the clash with the defending champion: “I have to be aggressive, go for it, try to win the match and not hope she will miss. She will not miss.”
She added: “I know she will go out and try everything to beat me right now.”
Women’s Wimbledon 2016 Singles Final
1-Serena Williams (United States) v 4-Angelique Kerber (Germany)