The Wimbledon tennis action continues in London with the women’s semi-finals taking place at the All England Club. Bookmakers Review breaks down the fixtures below and lists the best available odds from green listed bookmakers.
Muguruza vs. Rybarikova
Playing on grass brings the best out of Magdalena Rybarikova with a sensational 94.74% winning record on this surface in 2017. At the age of 28, Magdalena is living a dream in Wimbledon after several months away from competition due to a knee injury. In addition to her impressive victory over the new world no.1 – Karolina Pliskova in the second round, Rybarikova proved too strong for Coco Vandeweghe in the quarter-finals.
Known as a big match player, Garbine Muguruza is famous for performing at her best on the big stages. After reaching the Wimbledon final in 2015, Muguruza is trying to go a step further on this year’s edition. Looking now at Garbine’s campaign on this event, the 2016 French Open champion reaches this stage of the competition after an impressive 6 – 3 6 – 4 win against Svetlana Kuznetsova.
The bookmakers expect a good win from Muguruza with the 23-year-old Spaniard available at 2/5 at William Hill while BetVictor offers 21/10 for Rybarikova’s victory. Even though we understand Garbine’s favouritism, it’s impossible to find any value on her current odds. Therefore, our advice is for you to place a bet on the Over 21 at 47/50 at Pinnacle since Magdalena shouldn’t go down without a fight.
Venus vs. Konta
Regardless of this Thursday’s outcome, Johanna Konta already secured her career-high ranking next week. After her astonishing comeback against Simona Halep in the quarter-finals, Konta is trying to become the first British female player to reach the Wimbledon final in 40 years. Considering now Johanna’s numbers throughout this tournament, the highlight clearly goes to her serve with the 26-year-old Brit winning 88.58% of her service games at the All England Club.
Despite her age, Venus Williams continues to be one of the greatest players in the game. After reaching the Australian Open final earlier this season, Venus is now just one win away from securing a place in her 16th Grand Slam final. Adding to this, the 37-year-old American staged an incredible performance in the previous round against the 2017 French Open champion – Jelena Ostapenko.
Looking now at the current odds for this match, the bookmakers consider Konta the slight favourite at 22/25 at Pinnacle while Williams is available at 21/20 at 5Dimes. Despite Venus’ unquestionable quality, Johanna is a terrible match-up for the American on this fast court conditions. With this in mind, we’ll go with Konta to win this contest and book a place in the decisive match.