🇬🇧 Wimbledon, R3 Prediction
🇺🇸 (9) Venus Williams vs. 🇳🇱 (20) Kiki Bertens
Venus Williams has laboured through her first couple of matches at Wimbledon against inferior opponents, the 5-time former champion will need to step up her game on Friday when she takes on the 20th seeded Kiki Bertens. I expect Venus to do just that, the American came agonizingly close to claiming a 6th Wimbledon title in the last couple of years and will have her eyes set on another deep run at SW19.
There is no doubt that the grass court surface favours Venus is this match-up. Grass has always been the American’s best surface whilst grass has always been Bertens’ least successful surface. Bertens likes time on the ball to set up for her heavy groundstrokes but will get the exact opposite here against one of the most aggressive players on tour on a grass court. I expect Venus to win this match pretty comfortably.