For the first time in 60 years we're going to have an unseeded player in the Wimbledon women's singles final. It was Billie-Jean Moffitt (later King) who was the last unseeded player to get that far in this grass court Grand Slam. Elina Svitolina takes on Marketa Vondrousova with both hoping to reach their first Wimbledon final. This is the second time that Svitolina has made it to this stage at Wimbledon, the other time being in 2019. The former world number three has been making her way back up the ranking list. Her return to the tour after giving birth to her first child has gone well. The 28-year-old was 76th at the start of Wimbledon but is now up to 27th and can climb another six places if reaching the final. Three times she has been taken to a final set in this tournament. That happened in round two against Elise Mertens and again in the last 16 against Viktoria Azarenka. The quarter finals saw her defeat top seeded Iga Swiatek in three sets.
Marketa Vondrousova is bidding to reach her second Grand Slam final, the other being at Roland Garros. This is her best ever run at Wimbledon and before this year she'd never got past the second round. Just one match had been won in her last four appearances in this grass court tournament. Vondrousova was ranked 42nd at the start of this Grand Slam but is up to 21st in the live list. Making her first Wimbledon final will take her up to 16th. The 24-year-old had a promising start to her grass court season with a last eight in Berlin. So far she's beaten three seeds at Wimbledon. 20th seeded Donna Vekic and 32nd seed Marie Bouzkova were beaten in rounds three and four. The last eight saw her knock out the fourth seed Jessica Pegula in three sets, losing the middle one. Vondrousova leads Svitolina 3-2 in previous meetings and has won the last two. This looks like being a tight match and we go for over 21.5 games to be played.