Ladies’ Wimbledon Final Preview

(14) Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) vs (10) Venus Williams (USA)

At 37 years of age, Venus Williams is vying for her first Grand Slam title in 9 years and her 6th Wimbledon title. After a few years in relative tennis wilderness, Venus has returned to the top of her game and been in sensational form this year.

Her opponent, Garbiñe Muguruza, is also no stranger when it comes to winning majors having won last year’s French Open. Muguruza has played some great tennis over the past fortnight and will play off in her second Wimbledon final.

Both these players are big hitters and I expect a final with plenty of big shotmaking, strong serving and attacking play. It’s extremely close on paper so let’s have a look at the matchup.

How Garbiñe Muguruza will win…

Muguruza has served well this tournament but it’s been her finishing from both the back of the court and the net that has helped her get the better of opponents. She is solid on both forehand and backhand sides but she has also shown a willingness to come into the net to finish off points. Williams has been rock solid from the back of the court this tournament so Muguruza will need to pick her approach shots well. If she does this and doesn’t allow Williams the opportunities to set herself up for big groundstrokes, she could be too good.

How Venus Williams will win…

Venus has been serving well and she will use this again as one of her strengths in order to set up the remainder of the point. Both players have been playing attacking tennis so we could see similar game styles but I think it’s important that Venus doesn’t get the run around from Muguruza and that she controls the points. If Venus serves well she will be tough to break and she can then put pressure straight back on Muguruza.

Prediction

It’s a great matchup on paper. Both players have similar game styles and I believe it could come down to who is able to play the more consistent tennis over 3 sets. Both players will go after their shots and try and win points early on in the rally.

Venus Williams knows this is probably one of her last chances to win a major and I think she won’t be denied the chance. Tough one to pick, but I’m selecting the veteran to get up in a tight final.

Williams in 3 sets

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Browny’s Tips – Wimbledon Day 8

Safe Bets

Andy Murray @ $1.15 – I’m picking another win for Murray. Can’t see Querrey getting the better of him. Also like Murray in straight sets for those willing to take more of a risk.

Worth a Punt

Gilles Müller @ $4.70 – Great value for Müller against Cilic. Both big servers so am expecting a few tiebreaks in which anything can happen.

Milos Raonic @ $4.90 – Beat Federer here last year in 5 sets and is almost $5 in tonight’s quarter-final. Federer the red-hot favourite but Raonic has the game to get the job done on grass.

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Browny’s Tips – Wimbledon Day 8

Worth a Punt

Ryan Harrison & Michael Venus @ $2.67 – These two have been finding a way to win and have been terrific at the death. Big task against top seeds Kontinen & Peers but decent value here for the 10th seeds.

Jeļena Ostapenko @ $2.19 – Continues her winning ways. Should be a cracking matchup against Venus Williams. Value for Ostapenko I think.

 

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Browny’s Tips – Wimbledon Day 7

Safe Bets

Andy Murray @ $1.12 – Unfortunately for Benoît Paire I don’t give him much chance against Andy Murray. The defending champ to be too solid.

Worth a Punt

Grigor Dimitrov @ $5.80 – Dimitrov has been in exceptional form in his first few matches. This is the first real test for Roger Federer. This one should be a cracker of a match and I see a bit of value for Grigor here.

Jeļena Ostapenko @ $2.10 – Ostapenko in great form and Svitolina, whilst also playing well is not a renowned grass courter. Shapes as a very even matchup.

Agnieszka Radwańska @ $2.72 – Great value here for Radwańska against Svetlana Kuznetsova. I think these odds should be more evenly matched and I like the odds for Radwańska in this match.

Angelique Kerber @ $2.44 – Kerber the outsider with the bookies against Muguruza. Kerber the number 1 ranked player in the world and is playing a lot better than she was prior to Wimbledon.

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Browny’s Tips – Wimbledon Day 6

Safe Bets

Garbiñe Muguruza @ $1.26 – Muguruza has been strong in her first two matches and I expect her to get the job done here against Sorana Cîrstea of Romania.

Worth a Punt

Adrian Mannarino @ $5.50 – Historically plays his best tennis at Wimbledon and is up against fellow countryman Gaël Monfils. Monfils has always stuggled at Wimbledon and never made the second week.

Ernests Gulbis @ $9.50 – I’m putting Gulbis in here becuase Djokovic has been very shaky of late. Gulbis is also in great form having clinically dispatched Juan Martin del Potro in the second round in straight sets. Not sure how well Djokovic is playing yet so $9.50 is big odds this considered.

Agnieszka Radwańska @ $2.44 – Interestingly the 9th seed is the outsider with the bookies against Timea Bacsinszky. I’m backing Radwańska to win this one and at odds of almost $2.50, it’s worth a cheeky bet I think.

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Browny’s Tips – Wimbledon Day 5

Safe Bets

Marin Čilić @ $1.15 – Čilić has started Wimbledon very well and I expect his form to continue as he should account for American Steve Johnson.

Kevin Anderson @ $1.12 – Anderson should have too much firepower for Ruben Bemelmans.

Simona Halep @ $1.37 – Halep has started Wimbledon extremely well and she should be too good for Peng Shuai.

Worth a Punt

Fabio Fognini @ $10.25 – Understandably Andy Murray is the heavy favourite going into this match but Fognini has a decent record against him (3-3) and beat him in straight sets at Rome a few months back. Grass is obviously a different game but these are huge odds and I reckon worth a small bet, especially with Murray’s injury worries.

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Browny’s Tips – Wimbledon Day 4

Safe Bets

Mischa Zverev @ $1.17 – Zverev’s serve & volley game will be very well suited to the outside courts in the first week. Was too good for Bernard Tomic in the first round and I expect him to prove too difficult for Mikhail Kukushkin.

Coco Vandeweghe @ $1.24 – Coco should have too much power for Tatjana Maria of Germany.

Karolína Plíšková @ $1.27 – I expect Plíšková to have little trouble against Magdaléna Rybáriková and progress to the third round.

Worth a Punt

Kyle Edmund @ $4.45 – Value here for Edmund in front of his home crowd. Monfils not at his most comfortable on grass either. Edmund a decent chance.

Ernests Gulbis @ $7 – Very long odds for Gulbis against Del Potro but Gulbis was dominant in his first round match. A big hitter which works on this surface as well.

Ekaterina Makarova @ $3.12 – Makarova has a solid grand slam record and could push fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova. Kuznetsova has the better record head to head but Makarova has won their only previous meeting on grass.

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Browny’s Tips – Wimbledon Day 3

Safe Bets

Kevin Anderson @ $1.24 – Aside from his slow start, Anderson looked very solid in his first round match against Verdasco. Should be too good for Seppi on this surface.

Venus Williams @ $1.23 – Expecting Venus to progress to the 3rd round by defeating Qiang Wang of China.

Worth a Punt

Lukáš Rosol @ $5.80 – Rosol famously knock Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon a few years back and is comfortable playing on the grass. I expect this match to stay on serve for a majority of the time and we could see multiple breakers. Value for Rosol if this is the case.

Jiří Veselý @ $2.11 – The big server plays Fabio Fognini who is probably playing on his least favourite surface. Veselý reached the fourth round here last year so has had some success at Wimbledon.

Jerzy Janowicz @ $3.12 – Decent value for the big Pole against Lucas Pouille. The grass courts will be very well suited to Janowicz’s big serving and it could prove troublesome for Pouille.

Elena Vesnina @ $2.76 – Last year’s semi-finalist plays Victoria Azarenka who has just returned to the tour. Value here for Vesnina I think considering how little tennis Azarenka has played.

Donna Vekić @ $4.10 – Great value her for Donna Vekić against Johanna Konta. These two played in the lead-up tournament just over a week ago in Nottingham with Vekić getting the win. Great value at over $4.

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Browny’s Tips – Wimbledon Day 2

Safe Bets

Richard Gasquet @ $1.11 – Gasquet a more accomplished grass-court player then Ferrer and in better form at the moment. I don’t think he will have a huge amount of trouble.

Milos Raonic @ $1.12 – Last year’s finalist should put his poor performance at Queens behind him and be too solid for Jan-Lennard Struff.

Tomáš Berdych @ $1.15 – Berdych rarely loses in the first few rounds of a major and is undefeated against Jeremy Chardy. Also comfortable on grass and I think he will be too strong.

Karolína Plíšková @ $1.08 – Plíšková should easily account for 80th ranked Evgeniya Rodina.

Worth a Punt

Thanasi Kokkinakis @ $4.25 – A big danger game for Del Potro first up. Kokkinakis took the scalp of Milos Raonic at Queens and Del Potro has had very little preparation leading into Wimbledon. Also an injury cloud over the big Argentine.

Daniel Brands @ $7 – I think Brands has a sneaky chance in this match against Gaël Monfils. Brands has a huge serve and the grass courts will suit him well. Monfils also struggles on this surface from time to time. If Brands serves well and forces tiebreaks, he is a big chance.

Vasek Pospisil @ $3.13 – Dominic Thiem has really struggled in the lead-up to Wimbledon and has a poor record here. This surface suits Pospisil and I give him a chance.

Monica Niculescu @ $3.70 – Great value for Niculescu against Slovakian Magdaléna Rybáriková. Niculescu doesn’t mind playing here – she reached the 4th round in 2015.

Sloane Stephens @ $3.27 – Good value for Sloane Stephens against Alison Riske. Stephens reached the quarters at Wimbledon in 2013 and although she is returning from injury which is why her odds are longer that you would usually expect in such a matchup.

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Browny’s Tips – Wimbledon Day 1

Safe Bets

Sam Querrey @ $1.15 – I expect Querrey to be too strong for Wimbledon debutant Thomas Fabbiano, particularly with his big serve.

Madison Keys @ $1.09 – Keys has a reasonable record at Wimbledon and has never lost in the first round at SW19. She should be too strong for Nao Hibino of Japan.

Heather Watson @ $1.17 – Watson should be too strong in front of her home crowd for Maryna Zanevska, who has never progressed beyond the first round of a major.

Worth a Punt

Pierre-Hugues Herbert @ $5.40 – I think Hebert is in with a shot here because there is an injury cloud over Nick Kyrgios. Herbert is also most comfortable on grass and a good volleyer. Won the doubles title here last year.

Fernando Verdasco @ $2.46 – Verdasco isn’t uncomfortable on grass and his big serve could prove tricky for Kevin Anderson. I expect much of this match to stay on serve and it could be destined for multiple tiebreaks. Verdasco a chance.

Denis Istomin @ $2.61 – Istomin is most at home on quicker surfaces and has won is only ATP title on this surface. American Donald Young doesn’t have a great record at Wimbledon either having only once progressed beyond the first round. Value for Istomin.

Philipp Kohlschreiber @ $5 – Some value here for Kohlschreiber in his match against Marin Čilić at $5. The German is comfortable on grass and interestingly has a 6-3 record over Čilić.

Laura Robson @ $2.87 – Robson has played her best tennis at Wimbledon and is good value against Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia who makes her first appearance at Wimbledon. Robson in front of her home crowd too.

Sabine Lisicki @ $2.22 – Lisicki loves playing on grass and has a great record at Wimbledon. Plays Croatian Ana Konjuh and I give her a good chance.

Elina Svitolina @ $2.17 – Interestingly the number 4 seed is the outsider against Aussie Ash Barty. Value for any 4th seed in the first round of a major.

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