Can anyone stop Serena now? She’s one match away from securing not only the most coveted trophy in tennis, but also another “Serena Slam,” as well as keeping the Calendar Slam dream alive (no pressure!). It’s an amazing prospect for her and her fans. Just don’t mention it to Serena before she steps on the court. Tennis players are notoriously superstitious. While Serena historically has been vulnerable in the first week of slams in the past few years, once she gets to this stage, it’s usually all over but the shouting — or grunting in this case.
The woman who will try to stop her, Garbine Muguruza, has, surprisingly, beaten Serena before at a slam. In 2014, Muguruza outhit Serena in the second round of the French Open, winning decisively 6-2, 6-2. But again, note that it was the 2nd round. A final, where Muguruza has never been before and where Serena is looking for her 21nd title is another story. And the ending of that story feels like it’s already been written.
Stock up on the strawberries and cream and tune into Breakfast at Wimbledon for the Women’s Final on ESPN. Coverage starts at 8amET. Play begins at 9amET.