Wimbledon Women's Semifinal Picks: End of Road for Venus?

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 5:59 PM GMT

Join our expert capper for his top betting selections for Thursday's Wimbledon women's semifinals. He'll provide a detailed analysis, explaining why you should grab this betting duo.

[/]{"component":"video", "type":"youtube", "url":"https://www.youtube.com/embed/AyO7PkdB4c8", "videoSize":"Large" }[/]Garbine Muguruza (14) Vs. Magdalena Rybarikova

Rybarikova continues her dream Wimbledon run. The world No. 87 became the lowest-ranked player in almost a decade to reach the women’s last four at the All England Club. Known as an exceptional grass-court player, Rybarikova holds a phenomenal 18-1 record on this surface in 2017. Taking a look now at Magdalena’s campaign in this event, the 28-year-old Slovak reaches this stage of the competition after a 6-3, 6-3 victory over CoCo Vandeweghe.

Regardless of this Thursday’s outcome, Muguruza already ensured her return to the top 10. Playing on the big stages brings the best out of Muguruza with the 2016 French Open champion winning 72.46% of the matches throughout her career in Grand Slam events. After an incredible comeback over Angelique Kerber in the 4th round, Garbine didn’t experience any major problems against Svetlana Kuznetsova in the quarters.  Even though Svetlana is famous for her extraordinary return to serve, the 23-year-old Spaniard didn’t allow a single break of serve.

These players have split four previous encounters.

As the h2h suggests, Rybarikova is far from an easy matchup for Muguruza. Adding to this, the Slovak emerged victorious from their most recent encounter at the WTA Birmingham in 2015 by scores of 6-3, 6-1. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add the 'over' games to your betting picks since we expect a much closer contest than the odds suggest.  

Free Tennis Pick: 'Over' 21 (-109)Best Line Offered:  BetOnline

 

Venus Williams (10) Vs. Johanna Konta (6)

At the age of 26, Konta is going through the best moment in her career. In addition to her 38-12 record in 2017, Konta is one win away from becoming the first British female player to reach a Grand Slam final since Virginia Wade at the 1977 Wimbledon edition. Looking now at Johanna’s campaign in this tournament, the world No. 7 staged a remarkable comeback against Simona Halep in the previous round. Adding to this, Konta won 94.12% of her service games on that match.

The five-time Wimbledon champion Williams to pursue her first Grand Slam title since 2008. As we predicted in our Wimbledon quarterfinals analysis, Venus proved too strong for Jelena Ostapenko. Known for her aggressive return to serve, the 37-year-old American won 62.50% of the points on Ostapenko’s second serve. With at, improved her record in this event to 86.00%. Adding to this, the world No. 11 is playing the Wimbledon semifinals for the 10th time in her career.

This will be the 6th career meeting between these two players with Konta leading 3-2.

Despite Venus’ recent win over Konta in Rome, the British No. 1 took their last three encounters on Hard Court. Adding to this, the Centre Court crowd may play a decisive role in this match. Having said that, our recommendation is for you to take advantage of Johanna’s tennis betting odds by placing a bet on the home favorite to reach the final.

Free Tennis Pick: Konta -114Best Line Offered: Pinnacle

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