Panelists’ Predictions 2016 Wimbledon Women’s Semifinal Matches

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 05: Angelique Kerber of Germany celebrates her victory over Simona Halep of Romania in their Ladies Singles Quarter-Final match on day eight of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 05, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Stephen White/CameraSport via Getty Images)

We’re up to the final four of women’s play and it has been an absolutely engrossing tournament. There have been surprises everywhere but we are finally ready to watch the semifinals. Our panelists are back to predict them for you. Predicting today are myself (Yesh Ginsburg), editor Steen Kirby, contributor Jeff Crady, and brand new writer Ryan Shick.

Panelists’ Predictions 2016 Wimbledon Women’s Semifinal Matches

Serena Williams vs Elena Vesnina

Steen:
Serena is my pick for the title and she’s never lost to Vesnina. The odds are daunting for the Russian.
Prediction: Serena in 2

Jeff:
All credit to the 30 year old Russian, who has railroaded her competition thus far with a powerful serve and forehand. The former world #21 is having a banner year, and is showing the world she is more than just a doubles player. However, tomorrow she runs into arguably the best woman’s player of all time, who has looked especially sharp over her last two matches : a serve that seems to be becoming even more fluid and powerful. Serena says she isn’t focused on the possibility of playing her sister in the slam final, but everyone knows she wants to be there in case Venus can pull through.
Prediction: Serena 2

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