Wimbledon Betting: Women’s Quarterfinal Predictions

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Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina returns to Croatia's Petra Martic in a women's singles fourth round match on day eight of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Monday, July 4, 2022.
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Gary Pearson @newagejourno Jul 05, 2022, 9:43 AM

The pair of women’s quarterfinal matches on Wednesday pit two pronounced favorites against underdogs looking to advance to their first Wimbledon semifinal. 

According to Wimbledon betting odds, Simona Halep has launched into pole position to lift her second title at the All England Club. Wimbledon odds have her as a joint favorite with Ons Jabeur at +190 to win The Championships. 

Only American Amanda Anisimova stands between Halep and a third Wimbledon semifinal berth. In the other Wednesday quarterfinal, Elena Rybakina is favored to advance over Ajla Tomljanovic. Both players are vying for their first Wimbledon semifinal berth. 

Wimbledon Odds: Ajla Tomljanovic (+145) vs. Elena Rybakina (-182)

Tomljanovic overturned a set deficit in the fourth round to knock out Alizé Cornet, who ended Iga Świątek’s 37-game winning streak in the previous round. 

With the win over Cornet, Tomljanovic advanced to her second successive Wimbledon quarterfinal. Her previous five appearances at The Championships resulted in first or second-round defeats, highlighting her precipitous improvement at the year’s third major. 

Tomljanovic, who turned pro in 2009, is still searching for her first title on the women’s tour. She hasn’t qualified for a semifinal since 2019 when she lost in straight sets at the Zhengzhou Open. However, the Australian, who made it to the quarterfinals of the Nottingham Open, started to find some decent form in the lead-up to Wimbledon. 

Ranked 44th in the world, Tomljanovic is the decided underdog in this quarterfinal clash. She is, however, more experienced than Elena Rybakina overall and on grass. The 29-year-old Aussie is 7-2 on grass this season (4-0 at Wimbledon) and 34-29 all time. 

Like Tomljanovic, Rybakina also advanced to last year’s Wimbledon quarterfinals. 

Rybakina marched to final eight last year in her maiden Wimbledon appearance. 

Rybakina’s age, 23, matches her current world ranking. She has won two WTP titles and enters Wednesday’s contest, having not conceded a single set during the first four rounds.

A victory over Tomljanovic would mark her first Grand Slam semifinal berth. Tomljanovic and Rybakina have only met once previously, with the higher-ranked Kazakh winning the 2021 Madrid Open match comprehensively, 6-4, 6-0. 

While less experienced on grass, Rybakina thoroughly enjoys the surface made famous by Wimbledon. She has won 19 of 26 grass-court matches since turning pro in 2016. 

Look for Rybakina to continue her grass-court dominance and live up to her favorite status with a three-set triumph in a hotly contested final-eight battle. 

Pick: Rybakina (-182), Three Set Victory (+300)

Wimbledon Odds: Simona Halep (-238) vs. Amanda Anisimova (+190)

Figuratively, the quarterfinal between Halep and Anisimova parallels David vs. Goliath closely. Unfortunately, that same analogy can’t be made literally, thanks to Halep’s diminutive 5-foot-6 frame. 

Halep is the monstrous favorite to move on to her third Wimbledon semifinal. 

Halep is looking for her second Wimbledon title after winning at the All England Club in 2019. However, with the event being canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19 and the Romanian pulling out in 2021 due to an ankle injury, Halep hasn’t been allowed to defend her Wimbledon crown. 

Breezing past Paula Badosa in 60 minutes, Halep made the Spaniard look far inferior to what her world No. 4 rank implies.  

The Romanian, currently ranked 18th, hasn’t conceded a set and looks every bit the player who trounced Serena Williams 6-2, 6-2 in the 2019 final. That historic 2019 Wimbledon victory took four minutes less than her win over Badosa on Monday. 

The 30-year-old, after advancing to the semifinal of both Wimbledon warm-ups (Bad Homburg Open and Rothesay Classic), is 10-2 on grass this season and, especially on the lawns of Wimbledon, is terrorizing all comers.  

Ten years Halep’s younger, Anisimova, is greener than the grass she’s currently having her way on. Her most impressive victory came in the third round against compatriot and 11th seed Coco Gauff. 

Anisimova, ranked 25th, has won two WTP tour titles since turning pro in 2016 and is making her third Wimbledon appearance. The first two ended in the second and opening round, respectively. 

This is a dream proposition for the American, who has encountered Halep on three occasions. Halep won two of those three. 

They’ve only played once on grass, with Halep winning without breaking a sweat, 6-2, 6-1. That win came less than two weeks ago, on June 23, in the Bad Homburg Open quarterfinals.

Expect the match to go according to that lopsided script, as the grandiloquence of the occasion will prove too much for the impressionable, comparatively inexperienced 20-year-old. 

Pick: Simona Halep (-238) In Straight Sets (+100)

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Gary Pearson is a freelance sports writer who contributes regularly to BetMGM, specializing in hockey, tennis and soccer coverage.

Gary Pearson is a freelance sports writer who contributes regularly to BetMGM, specializing in hockey, tennis and soccer coverage.