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Kvitova to see off Williams on Wimbledon quarter-final day

| 03.07.2012

It is quarter-final time at Wimbledon for the women and there are some monster clashes on the bill, none more so than defending champion Petra Kvitova taking on Serena Williams.

Agnieszka Radwanska to beat Maria Kirilenko 2-0 @ 8/13

Radwanska has not dropped a set en route to the quarter finals and has won all of her last four meetings with Kirilenko dating back to 2009, three of which without dropping a set.

Kirilenko is a competent player, but without the tools to mix it with the real top players and her only chance of victory is if Radwanska buckles under the pressure of reaching a first Grand Slam semi final.

However, errors were virtually non-existent in the last round against Camila Giorgi and she can push Kirilenko into making similar mistakes.

Petra Kvitova to beat Serena Williams @ 11/8

Williams may have won both of the previous meetings between the pair, but Kvitova has improved massively since these 2010 Grand Slam defeats at the Australian Open and Wimbledon.

Tense third sets have been required in each of the last two rounds by Williams and a key feature has been the erratic nature of her returns.

This could be problematic against Kvitova, while the reigning Wimbledon champion should have the better of it if the game turns into a power tussle from the baseline, especially if her younger legs can play a role in some longer rallies.

Victoria Azarenka to beat Tamira Paszek 2-0 @ 8/15

Paszek has come on leaps and bounds in recent weeks, winning the Wimbledon warm-up event at Eastbourne after only securing victories in two other matches in 2012 previously.

Her good form has continued into Wimbledon, but there is a strong likelihood that her serve will be dominated by Azarenka, who could win this at a canter.

Under 19.5 games looks another solid bet at 8/11.

Angelique Kerber to beat Sabine Lisicki @ 1/2

This match looks tight to call, but the fact that Kerber has won all four of their previous meetings must give her a mental edge.

Furthermore, Lisicki can be inconsistent and with only 24 hours to get her emotions back in check after beating Maria Sharapova, this game may come too quick.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.