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2008 Wimbledon Final: Venus v Serena set for Saturday

2008 Wimbledon Final: Venus v Serena set for Saturday Serena Williams met little resistance during her Wimbledon semi-final game against Zheng Zie to set up the scene for third family final against sister Venus. Despite the rain delay, Serena Williams beat Zheng in an entertaining encounter 6-2, 7-6 on Centre Court and will meet sister Venus, who secured final spot after beating Elena Dementieva 6-1, 7-6 (3). "She pushed me and really played a great match. She played like she had nothing to lose. I was able to hit a smash on that set point. I didn’t really want to go into a third set. I’m looking forward to playing Venus in the final. She’ll be the toughest opponent I have faced," said Serena after the semi-final was over. The Williams sisters have met the total of 15 times in the past. Serena currently leads the series 8-7 but has emerged the winner on five of the six occasions the pair have met in Grand Slam finals, including the 2002 and 2003 finals at Wimbledon. The 2008 Wimbledon final is the third time Venus faces Serena at the oldest tennis championship in the world.

 The odds makers at the online sportsbook BodogSports wasted no time posting the odds on the 2008 Wimbledon Final. In a surprising twist, Serena Williams were made the favorite to win the Championship with odds -140, while Venus Williams pays on even odds. Earlier today Venus was 4/5 favorite to win the 2008 Wimbledon, while sister Serena was trailing at 20/21.

 Published on 07/03/2008

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