Wimbledon WTA Semi-Finals Betting Analysis and Preview
With no WTA Tour player ranked inside the Top 10 in the quarterfinal round – and ow the semis – the chase to win the 2018 Wimbledon hardware looks like an all-out brawl for it all right?
Then again, with the incomparable Serena Williams still in the field as the No. 25 seed, maybe the remaining matches are really a question of who can beat the world’s greatest female tennis player of all-time.
No matter how you view the upcoming semifinals and ensuing 2018 Wimbly finals you need a bit of expert betting insight in order to help you make the most out of your wagers on the WTA superstars still vying for this year’s most prestigious grand slam title. Thankfully, that’s where I come in.
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No. 13 Julia Goerges vs. No. 25 Serena Williams at 7:00 AM
13th seeded Julia Goerges is playing some of the best tennis of her career and comes into her semifinal match off a three-set win over Kiki Bertens in which she closed out her quarterfinal opponent with a decisive 6-1 score. Seven-time Wimbledon winner Serena Williams could win her record, 24th grand slam title in the Open era by dispatching Goerges and claiming the win in the finals. While Williams was extended to three sets for the first time this fortnight in her 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over Camila Giorgi in the quarterfinals, she’s really shown no signs of being defeated this tournament. More importantly, Williams is 3-0 against Goerges in her career, including her 6-3, 6-4 win at Roland Garros this year.
Again, Julia Goerges is playing fantastic tennis right now, but It would be a pretty monumental upset for Serena Williams to fall in the semis and I just don’t see that happening right now.
Pick: Serena Williams in 3 Sets
No. 12 Jelena Ostapenko vs. No. 11 Angelique Kerber at 7:00 AM
12th seeded Jelena Ostapenko has not been pushed to three sets in any of her five matches so far this fortnight. The 2017 French Open winner took out veteran Dominika Cibulkova 7-5, 6-4 in their quarterfinal round on Tuesday and the young 21-year-old Latvian star has no fear of anyone.
11th seeded Angelique Kerber is a former World No. 1 that has claimed two grand slam title by winning the Australian Open and US Open in 2016 while also reaching the finals at Wimbledon that same year and the final at Roland Garros in 2012 and this year. Kerber dispatched Daria Kasatkina in her quarterfinal match 6-3, 7-5 to reach the semis and has been pushed to go three sets just once this fortnight in her Round of 64 matchup against Claire Liu.
Kerber talked about her matchup against Ostapenko.
“I think it will be really a good match,” added Kerber. “I think the match starts from zero. I mean, the pressure is not always on my side. She won a Grand Slam, as well. I think that we’re both looking forward to playing the semis.”
These two have yet to play one another in their respective careers, so I’m going with the brash, hard-hitting Ostapenko to get the ‘upset’ win over the two-time grand slam winner in this semifinal showdown. Ostapenko is younger, bigger and stronger, if not quite as experienced as Kerber. Still, she’s won one grand slam and again, has absolutely no fear whatsoever.
Pick: Jelena Ostapenko in 3 Sets