Heather Watson vs Serena Williams Betting Tips

Jake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016

Watson vs Williams | Friday 3 July, 2015 | Wimbledon | 11.30 BST

British number one Heather Watson glided into the third round of the Championships at Wimbledon where she faces competition favourite Serena Williams.

Watson reached the third round after defeated Daniela Hantuchova in straight sets despite the temperature soaring to record highs of over 35 degrees. Watson did extremely well to finish her match so quickly in such uncomfortable temperatures and sailed through to the third round with a 6-4 6-2 victory.

The Brit now faces world number one and five-time champion Serena Williams, who beat Timea Babos 6-4 6-1.

Watson is approaching her clash with Williams with excitement and confidence. “I’ve never played Serena before, so I’d love to play her,” she said.

“She’s a very, very tough opponent. But I feel like in matches like that, you’ve got a lot to gain, so it’s a real positive as well to play her.”

It’ll be a tough test for the Brit. Williams is looking to achieve a calendar Grand Slam (the first for 27 years) and this has pushed her even further in her dominance of the game. Her alpha-female standing is intimidating for many of her opponents and she has the capability to take down a player like Heather Watson in very little time.

Against Timea Babos, Serena was unstoppable despite Babos putting up a commendable fight. Judging by this, Heather Watson will need to put in her best performance to date if she’s to be in with a chance against Williams.

Yet Williams has revealed that she isn’t looking forward to facing Great Britain’s Heather Watson at Wimbledon.

“Wow, she plays so well on the grass and she loves playing at home,” she revealed. “I never like playing the Brits at home so once again I have my work cut out for me.”

Heather Watson vs Serena Williams Betting Tips

We love to back the Brits but Serena Williams is virtually unbeatable. However, considering there’s not much point in putting your money on a 1/33 odds, we’re going to hold onto the glimmer of hope that Watson will cause an upset, priced at 10/1 with Betway.