The second week of Wimbledon kickstarts with manic Monday featuring all the fourth-round matches in men’s and women’s halves. Mentioned below are the best betting tips of the day from the ladies’ singles matches.
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Emma Raducanu v Ajla Tomljanovic
This is undoubtedly the most unexpected match at this stage of the tournament.
On one hand, there’s the 28-year-old Aussie Ajla Tomljanovic, coming in on the heels of her best Wimbledon run, best Grand Slam run in quite some time, and the best performance in the season so far. On the other side is local favourite Emma Raducanu – a player 10 years younger than Tomljanvoic, competing in just her second WTA tournament (she made her WTA Tour debut last month in Nottingham).
Raducanu has defied all odds, beating seasoned players like Vitalia Diatchenko, Marketa Vondrousova, and Sorana Cirstea without as much as dropping a single set. She is, by all means, sailing high on confidence in her dream debut with the crowd rallying behind her.
Tomljanovic, having battled mediocrity and bout of early-round exits all through the season, has seemed to have found her rhythm here in London. She most recently beat the in-form Latvian Jelena Ostapenko to reach the fourth round.
Ordinarily, Tomljanovic would have our backing but given her inconsistencies in form, Raducanu will fancy her chances of reaching the quarterfinals.
- Banker Option: Over 21.5 games: 4/5 (Click Here to Bet with bet365)
- Moderate Risk: Raducanu to win: 11/10 (Click Here to Bet with bet365)
Ashleigh Barty v Barbora Krejcikova
This is a match worthy of being a final in itself.
World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty – looking to deliver her best result at the SW19 by reaching the quarters – will meet the current French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova. This will be their first meeting on the tour.
Krejcikova has carried her fine run from the clay swing well into Wimbledon, despite not participating in the preceding tune-up events. She is now on a 15-match winning streak stretched across the title-winning performances in Strasbourg Open and the French Open.
In London, the Czech has beaten Clara Tauson, Andrea Petkovic, and Anastasija Sevastova to reach the fourth round.
Meanwhile, Barty has won her last two games in straight sets after a slight hiccup in the opener against Carla Suarez Navarro. After beating the Spaniard, she moved past Anna Blonkova and Katerina Siniakova to set up the Krejcikova clash.
The 25-year-old Australian has had a terrific season till date, comprising winner’s trophies from the Yarra Valley Classic, Miami Open, and Stuttgart Open. Barty also reached the final in Madrid Open but lost to Aryna Sabalenka.
This should be an interesting match and a proper challenge for both the ladies.
- Banker Option: Over 21.5 games: 10/11 (Click Here to Bet with bet365)
- Moderate Risk: Barty to win in three sets: 3/1 (Click Here to Bet with bet365)
Cori Gauff v Angelique Kerber
Two-time Wimbledon finalist Angelique Kerber will meet the American teen prodigy Cori Gauff on her way to former glory.
Former World No. 1 Kerber just beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich 2-6, 6-0, 6-1 following a three-set affair in the second around against Sara Sorribes Tormo. Gauff, meanwhile, is yet to drop a set in London and so far, has dispatched Francesca Jones, Elena Vesnina, and Kaja Juvan.
17-year-old Gauff rose to prominence in the 2019 Wimbledon by reaching this exact stage. She has had a pretty impressive and more importantly, consistent season so far with deep runs in many tournaments like the Adelaide International, WTA Dubai, WTA Charleston, French Open, and Italian Open. With that, she also won her second singles title in Parma back in May.
As for Kerber, she just won her first singles title since the 2018 Wimbledon. The title came at the Bad Homburg Open where she beat Petra Kvitova in the semis to reach the final and lift the trophy.
Having struggled a lot with her form through the last couple of seasons, Kerber is now on a resurgent path. While she has the experience and skills needed to take on the young American, Gauff has proven to be a very tricky opponent. This should be an entertaining one.