Ladies Singles 2nd & 3rd round previews

Tweener looks at the 3rd round of the Ladies Singles at Wimbledon and has two strong fancies, particularly Vandeweghe against Stosur.

Coco Vandeweghe v Sam Stosur:

Advised Bet:

3 points win Coco Vandeweghe at 5/6 with William Hill and 83/100 with Betway

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Positives: 

  • Stosur has always struggled on grass. Her weapons are least suited to this surface and her kick serve and top spin forehands are least effective here. The fact her best record here is the 3rd round confirms that. In contrast, Vandeweghe game is very well suited here; her game is built on serve and forehand.
  • Coco is in good form. She beat Pliskova easily in the last round and beat Schmiedlova easily too.  When she is in form, she is very difficult to play against since the match is firmly on her racquet.
  • There is a good h2h record here. Coco leads it 2-1.

 Negatives: 

  • Vandeweghe is quite one dimensional. If her serve isn’t working or her forehand is firing, she doesn’t have a back up plan.

Coco really ought to win this if she played like she did in her previous 2 rounds and she rates a strong bet.

Olga Govortsova v Alize Cornet

Advised Bet:

1 point win Govortsova at 6/5 with Ladbrokes, Betway and Coral

Positives:

  • Simply put, Govortsova has been another player who has performed very well in the last few weeks. Although her result might suggest otherwise.  She has qualified very well this week and before that, she absolutely destroyed the qualifying field in Nottingham before she choked her way to a loss to Niculescu when was she was a set and 5-2 up.  Niculescu actually ended up losing finalist in that tournament.
  • The match will be dictated by her since Cornet is more of a defensive and reactive type of player.
  • Cornet's game isn’t suited to this surface despite her win v Serena last year. Although she beat the promising Konjuh in the 1st round, it was very likely that Konjuh had one of those days where she couldn’t find the court.  It should be a different match here. Before her 1st round win, she actually lost both her previous matches on grass this year to McHale and Riske.

Negatives:

  • Govortsova can choke and given Cornet style of play, she might eventually get too many balls back.
  • If this becomes a drawn out battle from the back, Cornet will win.

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