Only one weekend is left to play in what's been a memorable fortnight, but it promises to end the 2015 Wimbledon Championships with a bang starting Saturday in a women's singles final between Serena Williams and Garbine Muguruza.
The top-seeded American still has the opportunity for a 2015 Grand Slam sweep at Flushing Meadows and the U.S. Open later this summer, but first things first—she has to take care of business against Muguruza. That should prove tougher than simply dethroning your average No. 20 seed, as the Spaniard has topped Williams before on the Grand Slam stage.
Can Williams overcome what's likely to be a strong test from Muguruza and continue her quest for Grand Slam immortality, or will the 20th seed mount one of the biggest upsets of recent women's tennis history? You'll have to tune in to find out, so take a look below on how to do so.
2015 Wimbledon Women's Final
Matchup: No. 1 Serena Williams vs. No. 20 Garbine Muguruza
Date/Time (ET): Saturday, July 11 at 9 a.m.
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Odds (via Odds Shark): Williams 7-50, Muguruza 19-4
No. 1 Serena Williams vs. No. 20 Garbine Muguruza
Anyone who regularly keeps up with the Grand Slams knows all too well the dominance of Williams—and how it has gotten even greater in the last couple of years. And although she continues to improve and strengthen her grip on the rest of women's tennis, it's easy to overlook exactly what she's doing.
In the last four major championships, Williams has simply been unbeatable. She took the U.S. Open to close out 2014, before rattling off Australian Open and French Open titles earlier this year as she embarks on a quest to make it three out of three at the All England Club.
Her dominance is even reaching over to the men's side and drawing parallels to greats like Roger Federer, as Andy Murray appropriately noted Friday, per Ben Rothenberg of the New York Times:
Despite her greatness over the last calendar year, it's safe to say Williams will be thinking about the last time she fell on the Grand Slam stage entering this matchup.
That famously came at the second round of the French Open last year, where she was ousted in straight sets by Muguruza. That has her on her toes heading into a rematch, per WTATennis.com: "She's beaten me before, and she's improved too. It's not going to be an easy match."
Williams would be naive to think that Saturday would be an easy matchup no matter who she was slated to play. She's had her hands full during stretches of this tournament, needing three sets to overcome both Victoria Azarenka and Heather Watson.
The fact of the matter is, it is easy for Williams when she plays at the level she's capable of. That's the case no matter who she lines up opposite, as she has continued to prove against the most prominent contenders in the sport.
Muguruza might have her number from not too long ago, but that was a different Williams than the one she'll face Saturday on the grass courts. That alone should be enough to get Grand Slam title No. 21 for Williams.