WTA Wimbledon Picks: Best Plays For Day 1

Victoria Azarenka

Joao Mourato

Saturday, July 1, 2017 6:23 PM GMT

Join our expert tennis capper for his top betting selections for the WTA Wimbledon Day 1. He'll provide a detailed analysis, explaining why you should grab this betting duo. 

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The former world no.1 – Victoria Azarenka – is trying to return to her best level after more than one year away from competition due to pregnancy. With two Grand Slam trophies on her resume, Azarenka is one of the most experienced players in action at the All England Club. Playing on the big stages brings the best out of the two-time Australian Open champion. Besides her outstanding 72.22% career record on this event, Azarenka is also a two-time Wimbledon semifinalist.

Catherine Bellis continues her sensational run in 2017. At the age of 18, Bellis is the youngest player ranked inside in the top 50 on the WTA Tour. Adding to this, the former junior word no.1 couldn’t have asked for a better preparation for this tournament after losing only at the Mallorca Open semifinals against Julia Goerges. Despite her young age, Catherine holds a remarkable 66.67% career record on Grand Slam events. The American teenager is looking for another successful campaign in a major tournament after reaching the 3rd round at the 2016 US Open and also in Roland Garros earlier this season.            

This should be a very interesting contest between one of the most promising young players on the WTA Tour and one of the best players of the last decade. Despite Bellis’ undeniable talent, it’s hard to ignore Victoria’s current price. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add Azarenka’s moneyline to your betting picks as the most valuable play for this first round match.

Free Tennis Pick: Victoria Azarenka ML (-109)
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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Dominika Cibulkova (8) vs. Andrea Petkovic

At the age of 29, Andrea Petkovic’s glorious days are long gone. After winning only 33.33% of the matches throughout 2017 on the WTA Tour, Petkovic is already ranked outside the top 80. Adding to this, the German is also far from a grass-court expert. Besides her poor 24 – 19 record on this surface, Andrea only won 52.94% of the matches played throughout her career in Wimbledon. After losing 86.67% of her last 15 matches against top 10 opponents, Petkovic is trying to break the trend this Monday in London.

Playing in Wimbledon brings great memories to Dominika Cibulkova. After reaching the quarterfinals in 2016, Cibulkova is looking for another successful campaign at the All England Club. Despite her unquestionable quality, Dominika is not going through a good moment in her career after losing all her previous three matches on the 2017 grass-court season. However, the 28-year-old Slovak is famous for playing her best tennis on the big stages with an outstanding 73 – 40 career record on Grand Slam events.

This will be the 6th career meeting between these two players with Petkovic leading on the h2h by 4 – 1.

Despite Andrea’s lead on the h2h, the German is no longer the same player that she once was. On the other hand, Cibulkova can never be underestimated when playing on a Grand Slam. Having said that, our recommendation is for you to take advantage of Dominika’s tennis betting odds by placing a bet on the Slovak to secure a place in the following round.

Free Tennis Pick: Dominika Cibulkova ML (-164)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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