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2-6 - WILLIAMS 6-2 - GAME, SET AND MATCH - Williams races to two Championship points. The nerves finally under control. Radwanska fights admirably to stay in the point, but Williams sends the ball spinning beyond the Polish lady one final time to complete a 6-2 win in the final set. A fifth Wimbledon title for Williams as she races to embrace her father and family.
2-5 - BREAK WILLIAMS 5-2 - Radwanska saves two break points from 0-40 down before the Pole nudges the ball over the line via the net that bamboozles Williams, who lifts the backhand out of the court. Radwanska dumps a bakchand into the net seconds late before Williams comes up with a brilliant drop shot to cement the double break. That should be that in this match. Williams serves for the title.
2-4 - WILLIAMS 4-2 - Williams with six aces in seven service points. Provides the platform to carry her 40-15 ahead in this sixth game. Radwanska blasts a return into the net on the second serve and Williams leads 4-2 in the final set. Has Williams come through the crisis of the second set? Two games away from the title. Been here before right enough.
2-3 - BREAK WILLIAMS 3-2 Williams fighting her own mind out there as much as anything else. The American with an overhead, but can't find the winner that would have spawned two more break points. Radwanska showing some admirable defence at 30-30, but Williams comes to the net to convert a winning overhead to bring up the break point. She grabs the initiative when Radwanska races along the baseline but slips a backhand wide of the line.
2-2 - 2-2 - We are back level as Williams suddenly comes up with an incredible service game. Done and dusted in under one minute. Three aces in the game. 15 aces in the match. Radwanska will have to hold again.
1-2 - RADWANSKA 2-1 - Radwanska plays her way into trouble. Forced to stave off one break point with a winning forehand before a booming backhand flies beyond Williams to save the second. Brilliant from the Pole, who was staring down the barrel of a break. Another forehand spurts off the grass to give Radwanska advantage before Williams misses with a backhand down the line. An amazing turnaround in this game.
1-1 - 1-1 - The Williams camp look a bit astonished by the change in the mood of this match. Williams utterly dominant, but is suddenly having to battle herself. The forehand is threatening to blow up. Radwanska hanging in there, but Williams has enough to restore parity in this set. All level at 1-1. Important hold for Williams after dropping serve in her two previous service games.
1-0 - RADWANSKA 1-0 - A double fault at a key moment from Radwanska before a backhand flies wide from deep. Radwanska having to face a break point in the opening game of the set, but Williams misses an attempted lob as the score returns to deuce. Another backhand from Williams hits the net with Radwanska clearly moving better. A few more points drift by and drift away. Williams is suffering mentally out there.
7-5 - SET RADWANKSA 7-5! Williams's game full of errors as she can only pick up one point on her own service game. Randwanska hits the ball a bit cleaner to get the ball back in play, but Williams pays the price for getting tight as the ball become familiar with the net in that game. Williams bleeding 18 errors to four from Radwanska. We head for a deciding set.
6-5 - RADWANSKA 6-5 - Radwasnka comes up with perhaps her best service game of the match as she holds to love with Williams not striking the ball as cleanly as she was. The fans on the Centre Court want a third set, and they may just get it with Williams clearly showing signs of nerves. She will serve to force the tie-break.
5-5 - 5-5 - Williams clearly unhappy with her performance levels in the previous few games. Screaming at herself to pick it up. And does with a couple of bludgeoning backhands before a winner down the line bounds beyond her opponent to level up the set. Williams has certainly gone down a few gear while Radwanska is alive to the possibilities of a third set. She holds. We are level.
5-4 - RADWANSKA 5-4 - What a change in the mood of this match. Williams starting to falter at the wrong moment. Moved 30-0 clear, but could not see the game out as she her timing deserted her at key moment. Radwanska kept the ball in play as long as possible, and she benefits from Williams dumping shots into nets. Suddenly pressure on the American to hold here.
4-4 - BREAK RADWANSKA! 4-4 Real chance for Radwanska to apply some pressure as she gallops to the net at 15-15 only to dab a backhand long. Glorious chance not taken by the Polish lady. Williams goes for the big second serve at 30-15, but misses narrowly down the middle at 30-30. Williams then comes up with the biggest serve of the day at 120 kph. The score reaches deuce before another ace flies beyond Radwanksa who fails with a challenge. Radwanska benefits from a couple of Williams errors to break.
3-4 - WILLIAMS 4-3 - Radwanska certainly playing a lot better in this set, but doubtful whether or not it will be good enough to force her way back into the match. Showing some terrific hands and converting a volley with some aplomb, but Williams is not really under any sort of pressure out there. She comes out to serve for a 5-3 lead.
2-4 - WILLIAMS 4-2 Something of a minor miracle in that game as Radwanska manages to exert some sort of pressure by getting to 30-15 ahead on the Williams's serve. Three points laer and normal service is resumed as Williams sees out the game with a thumping ace down the middle. Radwanksa yet to earn herself a break point in this match. Williams two games short of a fifth Wimbledon title.
2-3 - WILLIAMS 3-2 - Much, much better service game from Radwanska. Vital that she doesn't fall two breaks behind in this contest. Radwanska winning only 36 per cent of her points on second serve which makes it very important for her to hit the target with her first serve. Certainly looking a lot more sprightly than in the first set.
1-3 - WILLIAMS 3-1 - Brilliant point from Radwanska to clip a little forehand beyond Williams on the run from the middle of the court. Williams cancels it out with a big serve, but the Polish player continues to fight the good fight as she thumps a backhand beyond Williams from the baseline after the American's approach was waiting to be hit. Another error from Radwanska as she dumps a forehand into the net. Game point for Williams which she accepts with a backhanded winning volley at the net.
1-2 - BREAK WILLIAMS 2-1 ! Radwanska broken to love. Just being dismantled by a heavier and more experienced hitter. Doesn't look like this one is going to last much longer. A touch of farce about this final as Williams continues to push and probe. Shoving her opponent back almost at will.
1-1 - 1-1 - All square then as Williams produces the tournament record for aces. She has thrown 90 aces in this tournament. Incredible. She wrong foots Radwanska with a lovely backhand down the line to restore parity in this match. 1-1. We are back on serve. A huge game coming up for Radwanska in the grand scheme of this final.
1-0 - RADWANSKA 1-0 - A few errors coming off the strings of Williams in that game while Radwanksa manages to hit a few decent shots with the forehand to hold serve at the outset of the second set. The crowd roar their approval. They would love the Polish lady to make a fight of this match.
0-0 - Radwanska to serve at the start of this second set.
15.05 - Ladies back down the stairs to confront this second set. Chance to hit a few practice balls again before they prepare to get going. Billie Jean King beat Evonne Goolagong 6-0 6-1 in 1975. May be a similar scoreline here today unless Radwanska unearths something we have not yet discovered.
15.00 - Covers coming back off the court. Looks like we will resuming soon. Not sure if that is a good thing for Radwanksa unless she can unearth something we have not seen so far this afternoon.
- So the rain is coming down. Williams with 16 winners to five from her opponent. 11 unforced errors from Williams, four from Radwanska. This won't be the shortest women's Wimbledon final whatever happens from here on in. Suzanne Lenglen beat Norway's Molla Mallory 6-2 6-0 in 23 minutes in 1923.
1-6 - SET WILLIAMS! Radwanska can't get near a Williams serve on set point as she booms the ball out wide. The Pole can only get a backhand on the ball, but is nowhere near it. A 6-1 drubbing in the first set. Williams simply too strong for her opponent. The rain is tumbling down. Might be a delay for the rain. Will the roof be closed? Not overly sure. The players are being called off. 36 minutes of an utter mismatch.
1-5 - WILLIAMS 5-1 - Radwanska shows some bravery to battle back from two break points down. Moves to advantage only for Williams to convert an overhead to bring the score back to deuce. Radwanska disguises the drop shot superbly well to be left with an easy conversion at the net. The Pole's lack of power on the second serve is hurting her, but she watches as Williams knocks a backhand long before an ace sees out the game. Her second ace of the match.
0-5 - WILLIAMS 5-0 - Williams just coasting through this match. You can get a bet on Williams at 1-33 if you fancy a tickle. Can't see any way back for Radwanksa in this match. Picks up only one point in that game. Bizarrely enough, Radwanksa winning more points on her feeble second serve than her first serve. The Polish player serves to stay alive in the first set.
0-4 - BREAK WILLIAMS 4-0 - Radwanska forced to deuce in her second service game, and is forced to face another break point when she lifts the ball long from the back of the court. Radwanska comes up with a feeble serve that Williams swats down the line with her backhand to move 4-0 clear. This match is heading one way. And it doesn't look like a good time for the Polish player. The double break should cement this set.
0-3 - WILLIAMS 3-0 - Williams throws in a double fault leading 30-15. Only her seventh of the tournament. Randwanska goes for broke with a forehand winner down the line, but is just wide. 40-15 for Williams. She hits the net with a forehand seconds later before doing likewise with another forehand. The forehand side leaking a few errors, but an overhead comes off and a drop shot is sharp enough to carry Williams three games clear. Dangerous times for Radwanska.
0-2 - BREAK WILLIAMS 2-0 - Radwansksa forced to save a break point in the opening game of the match. Comes up with a decent serve from 30-40 behind before producing a lovely passing shot, but forced to confront another break point a moments later as Williams dominates a rally before coming to the net to convert a smash. Williams slides a forehand wide as the score returns to deuce. The game produces five deuces before Williams finally comes out on top with Radwanska misfiring.
0-1 - WILLIAMS 1-0 - An ace to finish off this opening game of the match. Williams with a huge serve in the women's game. She looks to be in fine fettle with a solid opening service game. Drops only one point. Radwanska must get her first serve in this afternoon.
14.10 - A lot of people suggesting this match may be over before it begins. Let us find out. Williams to serve in the opening game of the match.
14.07 - Williams with a 2-0 lead in the head-to-heads. Radwanska has yet to win a set against Williams, but their past two meetings were four years ago in Berlin on clay and the Wimbledon quarter-finals.
14.05 - Players out on the court knocking up at the moment. All the Williams family in support as you would expect.
14:00 - The roof is open and we have an outdoor final as the players step onto Centre Court.
13:55 - Radwanska, 23, used her crafty all-court game to great effect in her straight-sets victory over eighth seed Angelique Kerber in the semi-finals but she has lost both career matches against Williams, albeit four years ago.
13:50 - Since the American won the last of her 13 Grand Slam singles titles at Wimbledon in 2010, she has had to deal with a gashed foot and serious health problems that threatened to end her career. After overcoming those hurdles, she is eager to step back into the winner's circle. "Oh, my gosh, it would mean a lot to me," she said.
13:45 - Radwanska has won three titles this year to climb to number three in the world, reward for a player without a particular strength to her game but also few weaknesses.
13:40 - "She's definitely resting up," the 30-year-old Williams told a news conference on Friday. "She's looking good and getting ready. This is a big thing."
13:35 - The American sixth seed served more aces in her semi-final win over Victoria Azarenka than the Polish third seed has managed all tournament but Williams will not be under-estimating a player who will become world number one if she wins her first Grand Slam title.
13:30 - Serena Williams was a firm favourite to win her fifth Wimbledon title today even before her final opponent Agnieszka Radwanska revealed she was struggling with a respiratory illness.
|Date of Birth||06/03/1989|
|Date of Birth||26/09/1981|