WTA Wimbledon Tennis Picks: Safarova, Radwanska & Sharapova

Nikki Adams

Sunday, July 5, 2015 7:40 PM UTC

Sunday, Jul. 5, 2015 7:40 PM UTC

Wimbledon enters the R16 on Monday and there are a ton of matches to spot on your tennis picks. Here we rundown through the tennis odds and serve up our choice tennis picks on the women's front.

Coco Vandeweghe vs. Lucie Safarova
Recently minted No.6 in the world, Lucie Safarova is through to the R16, marking a second straight major in which she figures to factor after finishing runner-up to Serena Williams at the French Open. The Czech veteran has always been a tough player and a promising prospect in the women's game, but it's not until now that she seems to have put it all together. A lot of it has to do with her Canadian coach, with whom she hooked up a couple of years ago. The partnership has blossomed so well that it propels her to the top of the women's game for the first time in her career.

Predictably, Safarova is the favourite at -200 tennis odds to win her R16 clash with No. 47 Coco Vandeweghe. The American is enjoying  standout tournament, playing above her head to reach the R16. In Safarova, she faces her sternest test of the Championships yet. While she's not expected to advance, she's not priced out of the reasonable realm of possibility at +163 tennis odds. Vandeweghe upset Pliskova in the second round and then backed up the win with an upset over Samantha Stosur in the third round, winning 6-2, 6-0.

Vandeweghe advances into the R16 having not dropped a set. Safarova has had to work harder for her wins, but she's faced some stern tests, including Sloane Stephens in the third round, a sleeper tennis pick in many circles. Something is going to have to give when these two collide for the first time in their careers. It could go either way, but we're casting our lot with Safarova at -200 to win outright. In three sets as well at +275.

Tennis Picks: Safarova -200 to win and at +275 in three sets


Agnieszka Radwanskia -225 vs. Jelena Jankovic +175
Radwanska can thank Jankovic for upsetting defending champion Petra Kvitova in the third round and lightening the load in the bottom-half corner of the draw. Jankovic did the hard work, coming from behind to win in three sets. Unfortunately for the Serbian, as big as the win was over the two-time champion, there's still a long way to go in the tournament. Sometimes there's a letdown after a big upset: Case-and-point, Dustin Brown losing in the match following his big upset over Rafael Nadal.

Jankovic will look to avoid such a letdown. She's a former No.1 so her chances are good as the +175 underdog. However, next up is an in-form Agnieszka Radwanska and former Wimbledon finalist (l. to Serena in three sets). The Polish No.1 owns the 5-2 head-to-head edge over Jankovic, which includes a five-match winning streak. Jankovic may have won their last meeting, but it was a clay court encounter in Rome last year. A surface that favours the Serbian. Radwanska has five hard court wins over Jankovic, which suggests her game is better suited to faster surfaces and in this matchup on faster surfaces as well. As such, we're leaning towards Radwanska on our tennis picks to come through as the -225 favourite to win outright.

Tennis Picks: Radwanska to win -225 and in three sets at +275


Maria Sharapova vs. Zarina Diyas
Of all the tennis betting faves, Maria Sharapova looks to have the most straightforward R16 encounter against Zarina Diyas. Hence, she's the runaway favourite at -1600 to advance into the quarterfinals in the Wimbledon odds board. The pair have met once before, the Australian Open this year. Sharapova dispatched the Kazakhstan hopeful 6-1, 6-1 in the R32. The experience of playing Maria Sharapova should help Diyas put in a better account perhaps. Expecting her to win as the massive +900 underdog is a stretch. Take Sharapova to win in straight sets at -400 at Bet365 on your tennis picks.

Tennis Picks: Sharapova -400 to win in straight sets at Bet365

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