Ashleigh Barty headlines the women’s semi finals on centre court tonight.
Our tennis team goes through the best bets for both fixtures so we can hit some winners into those betting accounts!
Ashleigh Barty vs. Angelique Kerber
8th July 10:30pm
World number one Ashleigh Barty is on the verge of Wimbledon glory but must first get through Angelique Kerber if she is to give herself a crack at her second grand slam title.
The 25-year-old Australian made light work of her compatriot Ajla Tomljanovic in the quarter-finals with a commanding 6-1, 6-3 victory, while Kerber launched home a 6-2, 6-3 straight set triumph in her quarter-final over Karolina Muchova.
It’s a 2-2 head to head count between Barty and Kerber coming into this All England Club clash but it was Barty who managed the most recent win back in 2018.
Barty’s form this tournament has arguably been the best of her career having only dropped one set thus far.
Kerber, meanwhile, has put injury and ailment behind her to wind back the clock to her 2018 form where she won this very event.
Despite the vintage form Kerber has shown, Barty has proven to be on different level in the first week and a half of Wimbledon.
The tables, chairs, knives and forks have all been set for ‘The Barty Party’, and now its time to for her to show up!
Ashleigh Barty 2-0 at $2
Karolina Pliskova vs. Aryna Sabalenka
8th July 11:30pm
The new Queen of Belarus Aryna Sabalenka takes on Karolina Pliskova in the second of the women’s semi-finals at Wimbledon.
Sabalenka, ranked number four in the world, despatched Ons Jabeur in straight sets on Tuesday with a 6-4, 6-3 victory to progress through.
She sent an ominous warning to her rivals by winning 83% of her first serve points against Jabeur but Pliskova equalled that with an 83% first serve point win rate during her 6-2, 6-2 win over Viktorija Golubic.
There seems to be a sense of timing for Sabalenka given her rise through the ranks and the omission of Naomi Osaka and Simona Halep from the tournament.
Sabalenka boasts a 2-0 head to head winning record over Pliskova after a grinding three-set win during the Cincinatti Masters back in 2018.
It is safe to say Sabalenka has become a vastly improved player since then given she had only just hit 20 years of age.
Aryna Sabalenka head to head at $1.43