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Radwanska to march through open bottom half at Wimbledon

| 07.07.2015

The business end of Wimbledon fast approaches, as the women’s draw moves into the quarter-final stages on the tournament’s second Tuesday.

Eight players remain but only two are top-10 seeds. The bottom half looks particularly open, but which of the four women that occupy it will be able to capitalise on the good fortune?

Here’s our best bets for the day:

Serena Williams to beat Victoria Azarenka 2-0 @ 8/13

There was a period when Azarenka was Williams’ closest competitor. 12 of their 19 career meetings have been in semi-finals or finals, although the Belarusian’s dip in form means that those high-pressure battles are less common.

Even when she was at the peak of her powers, Azarenka only managed to best her American rival three times, so managing it now her ranking has slipped to number 24 in the world seems too much of a stretch.

Agnieszka Radwanska to beat Madison Keys @ 4/9

As the lowest seed remaining in the bottom half, Radwanska stands the best chance of profiting from the section’s lack of bite.

The Polish world number 13 has a 3-0 record against Madison Keys, who is in uncharted waters as a quarter-finalist at Wimbledon.

Radwanska beat the American at this tournament two years ago and is yet to drop a set during her 2015 tilt.

Garbine Muguruza v Timea Bacsinszky to go to three sets @ 11/8

The Spaniard ended Caroline Wozniacki’s SW19 involvement with a display of Jekyll and Hyde hitting. Muguruza blasted 29 winners in her round-of-16 victory, but also committed 33 unforced errors.

Those numbers make it easy to see why the 21-year-old has needed three sets in two of her four matches at the tournament thus far, so banking that he Swiss opponent takes one of her looks a smart play.

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

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