Strycova Should Present Big Challenge For Serena

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:16 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jul. 10, 2019 10:16 PM UTC

Join us for our daily coverage of Wimbledon and find out the best plays for this Thursday’s action with Serena Williams and Barbora Strycova fighting for a place in the final.

<p style="text-align:center"><strong>Serena Williams (11) vs. Barbora Strycova</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Thursday, July 11, London</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Free Tennis Pick: <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/wta-tennis/serena-williams-vs-barbora-strycova-3838143/odds/" target="_blank" title="Check Serena - Strycova Betting Odds">Barbora Strycova +5</a></strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Recommended Sportsbook: <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4550&amp;book=Pinnacle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Play at this A+ Rated Sportsbook!">Pinnacle</a></strong></p><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3838143, "sportsbooksIds":[238,93,999991,1096,999996], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><p>Barbora Strycova’s dream run at the All England Club continued on Tuesday with a sensational 7-6(5), 6-1 win over No.19 seed Johanna Konta in one hour and 37 minutes. The Czech player has been talking about retiring this year but may change her mind after a brilliant run at the All England Club. Strycova is one of the most talented players on the WTA Tour and always a tough player to face on this surface. The 33-year-old played nearly perfect tennis in the previous round against Konta, ending the match with 22 winners to just nine unforced errors.</p><p>Strycova will next face Serena Williams, who <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/more-sports/wta-wimbledon-quarter-finals-free-tennis-picks-riske-vs-serena/91015/" target="_blank" title="Value On Riske To Cover The Spread Against Serena">needed three sets to beat fellow American Alison Riske</a> in the quarterfinals on Tuesday at Center Court. The 23-time Grand Slam champion struggled against Alison’s aggressive baseline game but found her best tennis in the crucial moments to reach the Wimbledon semifinals for the 12th time in her career. Serena is now the main contender to lift the trophy at the All England Club with <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4545&amp;book=Intertops" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Intertops &amp; Start Playing Today!">Intertops offering +110</a> for the No.11 seed to win the title.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;It's down to four––the &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/Wimbledon?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#Wimbledon&lt;/a&gt; semifinals are set:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;🇺🇸 Serena Williams vs. Barbora Strycova 🇨🇿&lt;br /&gt;🇷🇴 Simona Halep vs. Elina Svitolina 🇺🇦&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Today's results→ &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/704tCD8BnB\"&gt;https://t.co/704tCD8BnB&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/v5QPEuaECa\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/v5QPEuaECa&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— TENNIS.com (@Tennis) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/Tennis/status/1148675187489030146?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;9 de julho de 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><p>These two players will face each other for the fourth time in their careers with the American yet to drop a set in her three previous official encounters against Strycova.</p><p>The sportsbooks are well aware of Serena’s dominance in their head-to-head with the seven-time champion as the <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/wta-tennis/" target="_blank" title="Live Tennis Odds Board">heavy favorite</a> to win this contest at -394 with <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4538&amp;book=BetOnline" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="A+ Rated Sportsbook!">BetOnline</a>. Nevertheless, Strycova is a very tricky opponent on this surface and is playing the best tennis of her career. Having said that, we expect this match to be much closer than the odds suggest, which makes Strycova’s +5 spread a very interesting line to add to your <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/more-sports/" target="_blank" title="More Predictions &amp; Free Picks">betting picks</a> at -132 with Pinnacle.</p><p style="text-align:center"><br /><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/forum/tennis-betting/" target="_blank" title="Join the Discussion at SBR's Tennis Betting Forum"><strong>Talk Tennis at SBR's Betting Forum</strong></a></p>
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