Wimbledon Betting Tips : Women’s Semi-Final Predictions
Wimbledon Match Odds & Betting Lines
By Matt Pitt
Serena Williams (-1430) vs. Elena Vesnina (+750)
Reigning Wimbledon champion Serena Williams continues to dominate the women’s tennis scene and is now on course for his seventh Wimbledon title (she’s the -227 favorite to win the tournament) after reaching yet another semi-final.
The world number one has only lost one set in her last five matches at this tournament, which is why her odds of winning at ridiculously short for this semi-final clash against Russia’s Elena Vesnina.
Williams reached the semi-final after sweeping aside Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in straight sets, 6-4 6-4, in the quarter-final stage. Odds of her doing that again in the semi-final are also short at -333.
Pavlyuchenkova is ranked 50th in the world and should come into this match full of confidence having demolished Dominika Cibulkova 6-2 6-2 in the quarter-finals.
Perhaps worrying for Pavlyuchenkova is the fact six of her sets at Wimbledon 2016 have needed to go to seven game, meaning she has played much more tennis than Williams to reach the same stage as her.
The duo have only played each other four times previously, all on hard or clay courts, and never deeper than the Round of 32. Williams has won all four matches, never dropping a set against Pavlyuchenkova, which does not bode well for the Russian outsider.
Pick: Serena Williams to win 2-0 at -333
Angelique Kerber (-243) vs. Venus Williams (+200)
World number four Angelique Kerber of Germany takes on Venus Williams in the semi-final of Wimbledon 2016 on July 7, and does so as a short odds (-243) favorite to progress to the final. Currently, Kerber is +300 to win the tournament, but she has a tough opponent to get through first.
Kerber is yet to drop a set at this tournament, although three of her sets have gone to tie breakers, so she should be relishing playing Williams who continues to defy the laws of aging, still competing at the highest level aged 36-years old.
The German knows that she will have to be on top of her game if she is to beat Williams, something she has done three times before, but not since the 2012 US Open Round of 64.
Kerber has beaten Williams on grass previously, at the 2012 Olympic Tennis, Kerber won 7-6 7-6 in the Round of 16.
Williams, ranked eighth in the world, is +200 to win this match, which is not out of the realms of possibility. She is still in great physical shape, but like Pavlyuchenkova who plays Williams’ sister in the other semi-final, Williams has seen six sets go to tie breakers, including a 10-8 marathon to beat Daria Kasatkina in the Round of 32.
I think Kerber will be too good for Williams this time around, although I do fancy Williams to win one set. Odds of +275 are available for a Kerber 2-1 win, and that is where my money is going.
Pick: Angelique Kerber to win 2-1 at +275
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