Despite none of the top 10 seeds making it this far, the ladies semi-finals look to be a very competitive affair with 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams, two-time Grand Slam champ Angelique Kerber, former French Open winner Ostapenko and Julia Georges.
Serena Williams v Julia Georges: 1st set correct score either payer 7-6 – 5/1
Williams has surprised us this week with her high level of tennis despite not playing a warm up grass event or any event at all since she withdrew prior to playing Maria Sharapova in the French Open.
She comes up against another surprise package in Georges, who before this week had never made it past the 3rd round of Wimbledon. Both players rely heavily on their serve and sit top of the aces leaderboard for the competition.
As such we expect this game to be serve orientated and over 9.5 games in set one is available at Evens. However, 7-6 to either player in the 1st set is available at a much juicer price of 5/1 and that’s our top tip for tomorrow.
Jelena Ostapenko v Angelique Kerber: Ostapenko to win 2-1 – 7/2
The 11th & 12th seeds face off in their first career meeting and it’s Kerber who goes in as favourite at 8/13.
She’s been playing very well the last week, knocking out young guns Kasatkina, Bencic and Osaka with relative ease. She’s also a former finalist here, losing to Serena in 2016, so nerves shouldn’t be an issue for the German at the semi-final stage.
However, Ostapenko, who became the first Latvian to win a grand slam last year at the French Open, has also been playing superb tennis all week and is yet to drop a set.
During her French Open win she made a habit of winning in three sets, and at times she can be unplayable due to her ferocious striking of the ball.
We expect this match to be close and think Ostapenko’s fighting ability should help her over the line.
*All odds correct at time of posting