WTA Wimbledon Day 1: Best Plays For Monday & Free Picks

Saturday, June 25, 2016 7:00 PM GMT

Join us and find out our two top betting selections for the WTA Wimbledon Day 1. We'll provide a detailed analysis, explaining why you should grab these two valuable tennis picks.

Free Picks: Top Plays of the Day For ATP Wimbledon Day 1

 

Camila Giorgi vs. Garbine Muguruza (2)
As we mentioned in our tournament preview, it won’t be easy for Garbine Muguruza to present her best level after winning her first Grand Slam title a few weeks ago. Adding to the natural pressure of playing this event as a new Grand Slam champion, Garbine also has many points to defend after reaching the final last year. Despite her tremendous firepower and ability to hit the ball early, Muguruza is far from a consistent player and her recent appearance in Mallorca is a good example of that, with the Spaniard losing on the first round against Kirsten Flipkens.

Whenever Camila Giorgi steps on court, everyone knows how she’ll play. The Italian is one of the most aggressive players on tour, always trying to take the first blow with her powerful groundstrokes. The fast game conditions suit Giorgi’s powerful tennis, with the world no.68 winning 67.44% of the matches she played throughout her career on grass, while her overall record is 58.12%. If we look at Camila’s career record in Wimbledon, her numbers are even better with 73.68% games won.

This will be the 4th career meeting between these two players, with Giorgi leading on h2h by 2 – 1.

Despite Giorgi’s lead on h2h, it was Muguruza who won the most recent encounter at the French Open by 6 – 1 6 – 4; however, things won’t be so easy for the Spaniard this time. We expect a very competitive match, with Giorgi creating many problems to Muguruza with her tremendous firepower. We believe that Giorgi might take one set, probably the first with Garbine turning the match around, but the best bet for this contest is the Over and for that reason, we recommend you to add it to your tennis picks.

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Free Tennis Picks: Over 20.5 +101
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

 

Lucie Safarova (28) vs. Bethanie Mattek-Sands
It hasn’t been an easy year for Bethanie Mattek-Sands, with the American more focused on the doubles, where she usually plays with Lucie Safarova. Despite her poor record in singles this year, Mattek-Sands can never be underestimated due to her huge talent and ability to play on fast game conditions. Last year the American featured a tremendous run by reaching the 3rd round in Wimbledon after starting in the qualifying stage.

After missing the first two months of the year due to a health problem, Lucie Safarova is still trying to find her best tennis. Looking at Safarova’s game style, the Czech is far from an expert on grass where her top spin forehand is not as effective as it is on other surfaces, with Lucie only winning 50.00% of the matches she played on grass while her overall record is 58.53%.  However, she can still be a very competitive player on this surface and she showed that in 2014, when she reached the semifinals in Wimbledon.

As we mentioned, these two players use to play doubles together and it won’t be easy for any of them to face a good friend. This will be their first encounter since 2010, with Safarova leading on h2h by 2 – 1.

It’s never easy to face Mattek-Sands, she doesn’t give much rhythm from the baseline with her offensive game style. The American is always looking for an opportunity to rush into the net and it won’t be easy for Safarova to control the points from the baseline with her groundstrokes. Both are also very good servers and with that in mind, we expect this match to go to distance and the best way to explore the value on Bethanie’s tennis odds is by placing a bet on her tennis odds.

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Free Tennis Pick: Over 21.5 -111
Best Line Offered: at bet365