Wimbledon 2017 Betting Predictions | Women TournamentPublished July 13, 2017
History has already been made in this year’s Wimbledon betting campaign. British hopeful Johanna Konta has made it through to the semi finals, the first woman representing the country to do so since Virginia Wade in 1978. With Serena Williams not at SW19 this time, and having beaten Simona Halep, who would have gone to world number one if she had won the match, Konta can feel confident. But Venus Williams and possibly either Garbine Muguruza of Spain or Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova stand in the way of her crowning glory.
Will she do it? Have a flutter on the matches here, with the help of our betting tips.
Johanna Konta vs Venus Williams
In answer to the earlier question, looking at the history books would suggest that, no, she probably can’t. The Williams sisters are nothing short of tennis royalty, and while Serena has enjoyed more dominance in recent years, Venus has enjoyed more than her fair share of success, winning five times at the All England Club, albeit not since 2008.
Konta, though, has youth on her side in comparison. At 26, she is nine years younger than her extremely experienced opponent, so if the game were to go the distance, her chances would grow. Understandably, Williams remains the favourite, but Konta has had a tougher route to this stage, with Halep taking het to three sets on two tie breaks. Williams’ toughest match, her quarter final woth French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko, was won in straight sets.
It is a tough one, but the betting tip we think you should back Konta in three sets for more value 3/1 with a Betfair free bet.
Garbine Muguruza vs Magdalena Rybarikova
This match is a rather surprising one for this stage considering neither player is in the top ten of the world rankings, with Muguruza sitting in 16th. Neither player has much Grand Slam experience either, but that should provide excitement at the opportunity rather than nerves and mistakes.
In terms of who has had the tougher run to the last four, it has to be Muguruza, who not only overcame Svetlana Kuznetsova in the quarters, but also the current highest ranked player in the world, Angelique Kerber, in three sets in the last 16.
Rybarikova is not a known quantity as such, but she could spring a surprise or two, only dropping two sets in the entire tournament so far.
But our betting tip is a victory for Garbine Muguruza with over 21.5 games at 9/5 with a Paddy Power free bet.