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Flying Aussie Ebden tipped to cause a Wimbledon day three upset

| 30.06.2015

The sun is out, the strawberries and cream are going down nicely, now we just need a winner or two at Wimbledon to complete the set.

Most of the competitors have either successfully navigated the first round or fallen at the opening hurdle, and now the campaign really kicks in.

On day three of the SW19 competition, we’ve picked out these three bets as the best value to be had.

Urszula Radwanska to win a set v Sam Stosur @ 5/6

On clay it would be hard to oppose Stosur taking this in straight sets, but her Wimbledon record isn’t as impressive.

She has only won five of her 21 matches at SW19 in straight sets, losing a further 13 in the process.

Her Polish opponent warmed up for their second round clash with an authoritative victory over Edina Gallovits and come here in good nick.

Radwanska has now reached the second round on four occasions in London, and while she may not have the quality to make it five here, she should have enough to take the Australian all the way.

Lesya Tsurenko to beat Irina-Camelia Begu @ 6/5

All things considered there doesn’t seem to be a lot between these two, so it could pay to side with the slight underdog Tsurenko.

Neither player is in particularly good form, though with opponent Begu failing to rack up more than one win on grass in each year of her career, the surface could come in to play.

And with a two-nil advantage in the head-to-head stakes, the Ukrainian could hold the psychological edge.

Expect her to make a mockery of the rankings that has her 37 placing below her 25-year-old opponent.

Matthew Ebden to beat John Isner @ 11/4

Few players have come into Wimbledon in quite the form of Matthew Ebden, a defeat in the final of the Ilkley Challenger a fortnight ago stopping him taking back-to-back warm up events.

The Australian broke a habit of a lifetime on Monday by making it past the opening round for the first time in five attemps.

As his momentum is built up again, there is no reason to suggest he cannot make the last 32 in 2015.

Opponent John Isner may be much higher rated than Ebden, but he has been somewhat inconsistent this season, winning more than three matches in a tournament on one occasion.

His class could well see him through, but with Ebden in flying form a chance has to be taken on him at a big price.

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

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Ben Stones

Ladbrokes News’ equine expert, Ben likes nothing more than studying the form to pick out a winner or two for our readers. A Journalism and Media Studies graduate from the University of Winchester, Ben has previously written for a number of football and racing blogs and websites, as well as contributing to the sports pages of his home-town newspaper.