Wimbledon day 8 betting: Women’s singles down to final eight

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Updated: July 5, 2016

2016 The Championships, day 8Wimbledon, London, England; July 5 – tips by Alex Romanovich

 

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Women’s quarter-final action takes the spotlight tonight with the schedule comprising Simona Halep (Romania, 5th seed) v Angelique Kerber (Germany, 4th seed), Serena Williams (USA, 1st seed) v Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia, 21st seed); Venus Williams (USA, 8th seed) v Yaroslava Shvedova (Kazakhstan); and Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia, 19th seed) v Elena Vesnina (Russia). For our best of the day, we’re turning to the second game of the day scheduled for no. 1 court where Dominika Cibulkova takes on the unseeded Russian Elena Vesnina.

The Slovakian hadn’t really expected to make much of an impact in the lawn of Wimbledon so scheduled her wedding with fiancé Miso Navara for Saturday – the day of the women’s final. According to the 27-year-old, the wedding date was set well before she discovered the penchant for grasscourt tennis that earned her the Eastbourne title nine days ago and a place in the last eight at the world’s most prestigious tennis tournament. On Monday, Cibulkova (pictured below) used a thunderous serve and thumping forehand to wear down Agnieszka Radwanska 6-3, 5-7, 9-7.

 

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It was an energy-sapping contest between power and touch, and the second time in two weeks that she had beaten Radwanska after a quarter-final victory at Eastbourne. It is just the second time the Slovak has made the quarter-finals at Wimbledon, having made the top eight in 2011. Last year she bowed out in the first round after losing to Daniela Hantuchová. Vesnina’s 5-7, 6-1, 9-7 three set victory over Ekaterina Makarova was another fantastic match that went down to the wire, delivering the Russian her first ever Slam quarter-final.

Cibulkova and Vesnina are tied at 3-3 in their head-to-head. The pair have played just once since 2011 with Cibulkova winning in Moscow at the end of 2015 (7-5, 6-1). Vesnina won their only previous encounter on grass at Wimbledon back in 2009 (7-5, 4-6, 6-4. Cibulkova is leading the WTA match wins for 2016 with 33 wins, while Vesnina, who was forced to qualify for the Australian Open at the start of 2016 and has successfully qualified for five main draws, has racked up a total of 34 wins in 2016.

 

Confirmed betting (card finalised)

Dominika Cibulkova 2-0 v Elena Vesnina (one unit @ $2.00)
Simona Halep v Angelique Kerber/three sets (one unit @ $2.15)
Serena Williams -5.5 hcp v Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (one unit @ $2.00)

 

 

Yesterday’s results: 3-0-5, -2.0 units; overall record: 24-2-21, +2.89 units

Andy Murray (3-0) v Nick Kyrgios (one unit @ $2.00) WIN
Steve Johnson v Roger Federer/both players to win a set (one unit @ $1.90) LOSE
Nicolas Mahut -1.5 hcp v Sam Querrey (one unit @ $1.80) LOSE
Milos Raonic (3-0) v David Goffin (one unit @ $2.00) LOSE
Dominika Cibulkova WIN v Agnieszka Radwanska (one unit @ $2.20) WIN
Simona Halep v Madison Keys WIN (one unit @ $1.73) LOSE
Misaki Doi v Angelique Kerber -5.5 hcp (one unit @ $2.00) WIN
Serena Williams v Svetlana Kuznetsova +19.5 total (one unit @ $1.83) LOSE

• Selections are listed in three categories – 1) Suggested (likely bet but yet to be finalised); 2) Confirmed (locked in at the price listed); and 3) Leans (tips, but not recommended bets); all times quoted are Australian Eastern Time (AET); prices with thanks to Sportsbet (except where markets are not available), correct at time of publication. Results/comments on today’s games/races will follow in the next post.

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