As the world awaits in anticipation, the final Wimbledon 2016 game between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber, the only certainty is that there would be fireworks as both athletes go for broke.
The 34-year-old six-time American champion, Serena, will be very motivated against the German who beat her in the Australian Open final in January.
The left-handed Kerber, 28, had also stopped Serena’s older sister, Venus, 36, in the semi-final from reaching the finals with a 6-4, 6-4 score line.
And, confirming her preparedness for the showdown, Serena, the No. 1 in women’s singles tennis said, “We’ve had tough matches before and I knew she could bring it to me on this surface,
“It’s never easy out there, every point you have to fight for.
“I can’t believe I’m in the final this year. I’m 0-2 this year [she had lost the French Open finals and the Australian Open] so I’m determined to win one.”
A hopeful Kerber on the other hand feels her best will earn her the title… “I have a lot of experience now. I’m really enjoying my tennis life. I’m playing my best tennis. I will give everything I can in the final.”
Last year Serena, then 33, won Wimbledon, becoming the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam title in the Open era. This year’s final match be played on the Centre Court, Saturday, July 9, 2016
- Seyifunmi Adebote for encomium.ng