Serena Williams vs Jie Zheng
Serena Williams suffered a humiliating loss in the first round of French Open as she lost to Virginie Razzano in three sets in the very first round. She isn’t playing all the tournaments like other players, so her season can’t be regularly compared to others, but she is playing quite fine this season. Start of the season on hard court wasn’t that bright as she lost in the fourth round of Australian Open Makarova, also lost in quarterfinals of Miami and had to withdraw from Brisbane tournament also at quarter finals, but her clay court season was much better with winning Charleston and Madrid Open. Finally, she had to withdraw in semifinals of Rome Open against Na Li. This is first grass court tournament for her as she won in first round overStrycova, while is second round she was better than Hungarian Czink.
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Jie Zheng, on the other side, is on the verge of breaking into top 20. She isn’t playing extra ordinary, but still she is having the best season till now. She has won Auckland tournament at the beginning of the season and reached fourth round of Australian Open, which is a good result for her. Later on, clay court season wasn’t that good for her, but clay has never been her favorite surface and she never made any important result on it. However, she bounced with much better performance at Birmingham Open as she came all the way from qualifying round to the semifinals where she lost to Jelena Jankovic in three. On the way to the semifinals she won against Kudryavtseva, Keothavong, Hlavackova and Vinci.
These two players already met five times with Serena taking the victory in four matches. Especially though were last two matches were Serena had to earn three sets victory. The Chinese is playing her best tennis on grass and I expect her to give a good match to Serena who could pay the price, once again, of not playing more competitive matches on grass courts.
Bet: Over 18.5 games @2.00 with Bet365