ATP Wimbledon / Williams vs Strycova – The other two semi-finalists in Wimbledon are S. Williams and B. Strycova. This was expected from S. Williams from the onset of the tournament but the American had some trouble in the quarter-finals against A. Riska. On the other hand, Strycova made a surprise when she defeated J. Konta in the quarter-finals without dropping a set.
Match Williams vs Strycova begins 11.07.2019 at 14:00 CET
Williams played against A. Riska in accordance with predictions and reached the semi-finals, but she didn't play in manner that was expected from seven-time champion. Despite large number of aces and expected domination after service Williams had problems to win her service games. The best example for that was the first set in which Williams lost two service games, and the same happened in the third, decisive set.
Still, despite all weak statistical data Williams won and a great part of it had large number of directly won points. True, Williams made more unforced errors but that could be neglected given that offensive play style has brought her significant number of points in key moments of the match. It is interesting that Riske had 100% effectiveness in realisation of break points, while Williams did below average 6-16.
Strycova, just like Svitolina, has made the best result in her career in regard to Grand Slam tournaments. Her best results comes from Wimbledon comes from 2014 when the Czech reached the quarter-finals. Strycova is a seasoned player and in 16-year long professional career she won two WTA titles, both in 2017. Strycova makes far better results in doubles where she is right now World’s no. 3 and 26 won titles.
The Czech didn’t make a noteworthy result this year and he came to Wimbledon with negative win/loss ratio 13-14. Regarding the quarter-final match, Strycova has surprised J. Konta who was regarded as a favourite to win. However, Konta succumbed to psychological pressure and expectations of domestic audience, and played below expectations in the quarter-finals. After missing chances in the first set her posture crumbled and Strycova routinely won the second set by 6-1 in games.
Betting Pick: Williams vs Strycova
Head-to-head score is 3-0 for Williams. The American is under much stronger pressure but she is also more experienced who has played number of similar matches. Strycova’s chance is right in great pressure that Williams must feel. Many things will be determined at the very start of match and if Williams cannot play relaxedly she can always rely on her service that often brings number of easy points, so her victory shouldn’t come into any danger.
Pick: Williams -3.5 games
Odds: 1.55 at pinnacle (down to 1.50 can be played)
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