Back in January, Angelique Kerber surprised most tennis aficionados by beating Serena Williams in the 2016 Australian Open women’s final. The world #1 from America will get her chance to turn the tables as both she and Angie advanced to the Ladies Final at Wimbledon 2016. Serena did so with a 6-2 6-0 drubbing of an overmatched Elena Vesnina. Believe me when I tell you it was worse than even the lopsided score suggests. I actually started feeling sorry for the Russian veteran. If you’ve seen Rocky IV when Apollo Creed’s trainer yells at Rocky to “throw the damn towel!” as Ivan Drago is pummeling the life out of Creed, that’s how I felt. I wished someone would just throw in the towel to save Vesnina and get to the Kerber v Venus Williams match. Angie took out the older Williams sister 6-4 6-4 in a much more competitive, but still decisive match. Will Kerber overcome Serena in the final like she did in Melbourne? I don’t know. Different tournament. Much different surface. More match tough Serena, who back in January hadn’t played from the 2015 US Open to the end of the year. Serena is straight sets is my prediction. 3 an 3 sounds about right.
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4 ANGELIQUE KERBER d. 8 Venus Williams, 6-4 6-4
1 SERENA WILLIAMS d. Elena Vesnina, 6-2 6-0