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Should the question be, “Who is going to win?” Or should it be, “How many games is the loser going to get?” That would seem to be the only suspenseful aspect of this match.
Williams has been to six Australian Open finals, and has won them all. She’ll be going for her 22nd major title in 26 finals; the last time she lost one was in 2011. Kerber, on the other hand, will be playing in her first major final, at age 28. It’s an experience that tends to be a little nerve-wracking, especially when you’re trying to settle in while also fending off an early onslaught from the No. 1 player in the world.