Serena Williams v Christina McHale Live
Six time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams continues her hunt for a 7th title when she faces against fellow American Christina McHale in the 2nd round. This will be the third meeting between these two professionals, with Serena Williams winning on both occasions.
Serena Williams comes into this tournament as top seed and number 1 in the latest WTA Rankings, while Christina McHale is ranked 67th in the latest rankings. The World Number 1 is in good form, winning four of her last five games. These wins include wins against Elina Svitolina (6-1 6-1), Yulia Putintseva (5-7 6-4 6-1), Kiki Bertens (7-6(7) 6-4), and Amra Sadikovic (6-2 6-4). The only recent defeat for the defending champion came against Garbine Muguruza in the final of the French Open (7-5 6-4). Christina McHale who has 1 career title to her name, is also in good form, with four wins and one defeat in her last five matches. She defeated Naomi Osaka (6-0 0-0 (Ret)), Magda Linette (6-4 6-3, Katerina Siniakova (5-7 6-4 6-3), and Daniela Hantuchova (7-5 6-2).
The most recent defeat for the underdog in this tie came in Birmigham against Coco Vandeweghe (6-3 7-6(2)). Serena Williams wasn't at her dominant best in the previous round, but I expect her to progress to the third round.
Posted: 1st July 2016
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