The WTA Rome quarter-finals take place this Friday with Venus Williams and Garbine Muguruza fighting for a place in the following round. Bookmakers Review breaks down the fixture below and lists the best available odds from green listed bookmakers.
Venus vs. Muguruza
Regardless of this Friday’s outcome, Venus Williams already secured her return to the top 10 next week. At the age of 36, Venus became the oldest player to be in the top 10 since Martina Navratilova in 1994 with 38-years-old. Even though clay is not Williams’ favourite surface, the American is still a fearful opponent on this surface with a tremendous 73.03% winning record throughout her career on red dirt.
The 2016 French Open champion – Garbine Muguruza – continues her successful campaign in Rome. After defeating Julia Goerges in the previous round, Muguruza is now just one win away from reaching the Internazionali BNL D’Italia semi-finals for the second consecutive year. Despite her undeniable quality, Garbine has been far from impressive in recent weeks with the Spaniard winning only 50.00% of the matches since the beginning of the clay-court season.
Looking now at the odds for this match, the bookmakers expect a close affair. Garbine is priced as the slight favourite at 9/10 with Bet365 while Pinnacle offers 101/100 for Williams’ victory. Due to Garbine’s inconsistency and Venus’ recent performances, it’s hard to find any value on Muguruza’s moneyline. Adding to this, Williams won all their previous three meetings. Therefore, our suggestion is for you to place a bet on Venus to secure a place in the semi-finals.