World's No. 1 Serena Williams looks to win the first Cincy Masters title of her career and keep momentum going heading into the final Grand Slam of the year.
Her opponent, second-ranked Belarusian, Victoria Azarenka hopes to get back to her winning ways and defeat the 16-time Grand Slam champ for the second time this season.
For the third straight time, Azarenka and Williams square off in the final round of a tournament, in what has easily been the premier women's singles matchup of the 2013 tennis season.
Although Serena comes in with a commanding 12-2 lead in the head-to-head series, their most recent encounters suggest Azarenka is very dangerous on this surface.
The two-time Australian Open champ bested Williams in Doha's hardcourts (7-6, 2-6, 6-3) before Williams returned the favor in Rome's clays (6-1, 6-3) earlier this year.
Nevertheless, Las Vegas' oddsmakers favor Serena Williams in the rubber match, tagging her with 1/5 [-500] odds versus Victoria Azarenaka's 13/4 [+325] betting odds.