2009 WIMBLEDON WOMENS FINAL – ODDS – ANALYSIS
VENUS WILLIAMS VS SERENA WILLIAMS
How fitting that we have an all American final at Wimbledon to be played on the 4th of July as sisters Venus and Serena Williams square off.. The Current Odds at most sportsbooks favor Venus Williams with a price of -145 while the odds on Serena are +120. 5dimes.com is also offering Set Betting. For example, think Venus will win 2-0? If so you can get odds of +150. Think Serena will win 2-0? Odds on that are +200. Venus 2-1 is +250 while Serena 2-1 has odds of +300.
Handicapping this sister act can prove to be tough. They are 10-10 against each other. Dead even. Serena has more titles than her sister, but at Wimbledon, it’s Venus who has the edge with 5 titles to her sisters 2. Amazingly, one, or the other has been in the final at Wimbledon every year this decade! Serena has the edge in head to head Slam finals against her sister 5-2. Many are pointing to that stat as reason enough to back Serena at the underdog price. The fact that she wins when it counts most.
It’s certainly tempting to back Serena, who most feel is the better of the two, at underdog odds. But something else to consider is current form, as well as performance at this venue, which clearly favors Venus and explains her being favored, albeit, slightly. Venus Williams absolutely destroyed the world no.1, Dinara Safina while Serena was almost knocked off by Elena Dementieva.
We’re always looking to back a live underdog in any sport and clearly, Serena Williams is a live underdog if there ever was one. But we’re also not afraid to back a favorite if the price isn’t too high, which is where we are going with this one. To us, current form and performance at Wimbledon is the deciding factor. Some Golfers own certain courses. Some NASCAR drivers own certain tracks. Some tennis players own certain cOurts. Venus owns Wimbledon. She has won 20 consecutive matches here.
Venus and Serena have played against each other in the Wimbledon final 4 times so far, Fittingly, each has won twice. So the winner here takes a 3-2 lead in head to head Wimbledon finals. We’re going with Venus here, at odds of -145 to go up 3-2. Current form, and performance at the Venue dictate that Venus is the play. Let’s just hope the match is a little more exciting than last years final, which most agree was, well, boring.