Wimbledon diary – Saturday – Betfred Blog

Serena Williams is chasing the all-time Grand Slam titles record today after Roger Federer made it to his 12th final at Wimbledon.

Roger Federer is just one win away from a record-extending ninth Wimbledon title after overcoming rival Rafael Nadal in Friday’s semi-final, while Serena Williams takes on Simona Halep in Saturday’s women’s final.

World number three Federer managed to pick up his 16th victory against Nadal in what was the first Wimbledon meeting between the pair since the Spaniard’s epic five-set final win back in 2008.

The 37-year-old Swiss chalked up a 7-6 1-6 6-3 6-4 victory in three hours and five minutes to move into his 12th final at the All England Club, where he will face defending champion Novak Djokovic after the top seed beat Roberto Bautista-Agut in four sets.

Sunday’s centre-court showpiece will be the 48th meeting between Federer and Djokovic with the Serbian leading the head-to-head record 25-22, having won the past three encounters (Djokovic 8/15, Federer 6/4 – Match Betting).

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The women’s final take centre stage on Saturday as former world number one Serena Williams takes on Simona Halep in what will be the American’s 11th Wimbledon final.

Williams lifted the last of her seven titles at SW19 in 2016 while Halep, who thrashed eighth seed Elina Svitolina 6-1 6-3 in the last round, will be competing in her first final at the All England Club.

US star Williams, who had been playing in the mixed double alongside Andy Murray before their third-round exit, has won the last five meetings against her Romanian opponent, extending her head-to-head record to 9-1.

Saturday will be just the second time the pair have met at Wimbledon since 2011, with Williams winning that contest in three sets.

Halep is the 13/8 outsiders to lift the trophy for the first time, while her American opponent is the 1/2 favourite.

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