Williams defeated Petra Kvitova 7-6, 6-2 on Thursday in the semifinals while Zvonareva rallied to win vs. the tennis online bookmaker odds as she defeated Tsvetana Pironkova.
Bookmaker odds heavily favor Serena on Saturday in the women’s final. She is a three-time Wimbledon champion while Zvonareva will be playing in her first Grand Slam final. Williams had some early troubles against Kvitova in her semifinal match but she forced a tiebreaker in the first set and then routed Kvitova in the second set.
Zvonareva lost the first set against Pironkova but game back to win the next two sets with relative ease. She won 10 of the last 13 games of the match. Zvonareva is the second-lowest ranked player to make the final on the women’s side. If Pironkova had pulled off the upset she would have been the first unseeded player to ever make the women’s final. It was not to be though. After winning the first set in 32 minutes, Pironkova struggled in the second set. The third set was not even competitive. Zvonareva had 31 winners and 13 unforced errors in the match. Pironkova had 23 winners and 16 errors in the match.
Wimbledon history definitely doesn’t favor Zvonareva on Saturday vs. the bookmaker odds. Serena is the biggest favorite to win the title at the online bookmaker in the last decade and some people are speculating that she may be the biggest favorite ever in the women’s final. Serena is the top ranked player in the world while Zvonareva is ranked outside the top twenty. An upset is not impossible though as Zvonareva has beaten Serena Williams in the past. Serena is 5-2 against Zvonareva in their seven career meetings. Based on those numbers it is definitely possible that Zvonareva could win. The odds at the bookmaker are much different though as Serena is favored by more than just 2.5 to 1.
Zvonareva’s best previous finish in a Grand Slam was two years ago when she made the semifinals at the Australian Open. She has the talent to win but she has been very inconsistent in her career.