WTA Wimbledon Semifinals Offers Valuable Betting Duo

João Mourato

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 12:27 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jul. 6, 2016 12:27 PM UTC

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

Angelique Kerber (4) vs. Venus Williams (8)
Venus Williams is for the first time in the semifinals of a Grand Slam since the US Open 2010, when she lost to Kim Clijsters. The five-time Wimbledon champion is looking for her 9th appearance in Wimbledon’s decisive match after a 7 – 6 6 – 2 triumph over Yaroslava Shvedova. Looking a Venus path on this event, the American played extremely close matches with her experience proving to be crucial on the decisive moments, winning all the three tie-breaks she played at the All England Club, for example.

We picked Angelique Kerber to defeat Simona Halep in our WTA Wimbledon Quarter-Finals Analysis and the German matched the expectations with a 7 – 5 7 – 6 triumph. Kerber is returning to the level presented in Australia when she won the Australian Open and is now just one win away from reaching another Grand Slam final. Looking at her quarterfinals contest against Simona, both players performed at a very high level but at the end, Angelique’s solid baseline game was just too much for Halep to handle, with the German winning 54.17% of the points played on Halep’s serve.

This will be the 6th career meeting between these two players, with Kerber leading on the h2h by 3 – 2.

These two players featured some remarkable battles in the past and the same might happen here. However, Kerber’s consistent baseline game and defensive skills might be too much for Williams, who usually struggles to maintain a consistent level throughout her matches. Having said that, our suggestion is for you to add Kerber’s spread to your tennis picks in a match where she should prevail at the end.

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Free Tennis Pick: Angelique Kerber -3.5 (-119)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle


Serena Williams (1) vs. Elena Vesnina
It has been a phenomenal season for Elena Vesnina so far. After starting the year outside top 100, the Russian is already inside top 50 with some good campaigns in important events and things will get even better for her next week, with Vesnina securing a place on top 25 after reaching the semifinals in Wimbledon. Known for her aggressive mindset, Elena can be even more dangerous on grass with her powerful groundstrokes and terrific skills at the net. Vesnina reaches this stage of the competition after a superb performance against Dominika Cibulkova, dismissing the Slovak by 6 – 2 6 – 2 with 22 winners and only 10 unforced errors.

After a very tough second round against Christina McHale, where Serena Williams needed to recover from a set down to claim the victory, the American clearly raised her level after that match. Looking at Serena’s last two matches against two Russian players – Svetlana Kuznetsova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova – the world no.1 served at a terrific level with an average of 1.32 aces per service game. However, Williams experienced some problems with her second serve, winning only 41.67% of the points played when she couldn’t get a first serve against Kuznetsova and Pavlyuchenkova.

These two players will face each other for the fifth time in their careers, with Serena leading on the h2h by 4 – 0.

Serena’s dominance on h2h is clear, with the American winning all their previous encounters in straight sets. However, Vesnina can never be underestimated and with nothing to lose on this match, she can be even more dangerous. Due to Elena’s super aggressive game style, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Russian losing the 2nd set easily after a closer first set and for that reason, we believe that the true value is at the 1st set Over tennis odds.

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Free Tennis Pick: Over 8.5 1st set (-175)
Best Line Offered: at Bet365

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