Serena Williams’ dreams of winning her eighth Wimbledon’s singles title is very much alive after securing a spot in the quarterfinals of the 2019 Wimbledon women’s singles tournament. She will next face Alison Riske, who shocked the field by taking down the No. 1 seed in the Round of 16. Will Riske add another heavy favorite to her list of victims in London? Or will Williams make a return to the semifinals at Wimbledon?
Betting Preview for the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Quarterfinals Match Featuring Alison Riske vs Serena Williams on July 9, 2019
Where: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom
When: Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 8:15 AM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN, NBC Sports, TSN, Tennis Channel
Betting on Alison Riske (+325)
Riske put up an outstanding and astounding performance in the fourth round that should have left a lot of people aware of his name by now. Riske caught the biggest fish there is in the tournament in top-seeded Ashleigh Barty with a thrilling come-from-behind 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory. Riske seems to have the penchant for risky starts in her matches at Wimbledon this year. She lost the first set of three of her four outings in the tournament but has somehow found a way to win. Riske was the aggressor for the most part of her match with Barty, a style of play familiar with most people who’s followed her career. Riske won 20 net points to just eight by Barty. She placed 67 percent of her first serves in and won 65 percent of her first-serve points. She also converted all four break-point chances, while also being broken twice. Beating Barty is a tremendous morale-booster for Riske, and it comes just in time for a showdown with the greatest woman player of all time.
Betting on Serena Williams (-450)
Williams is playing like her old self — or at least close to it. In any case, she’s rolling right now. She has lost a set just once thus far in the tournament, and has won her past two matches in straight sets. Williams defeated Julia Goerges in the third round, 6-3, 6-4, and Carla Suarez Navarro in the fourth round, 6-2, 6-2. Williams will actually play two times on Tuesday, but at least she’ll play her singles match with Riske first before teaming up with Andy Murray later in the day for their mixed doubles match. That should take out any fatigue worries concerning her singles assignment that day. Williams committed 19 unforced errors to just 13 by Suarez Navarro but made up for those by putting in 61 percent of her first serves in and winning 78 percent of her first-serve points. She converted five of 11 break-point chances and allowed to be broken just once in three tries by Suarez Navarro.
Williams wins in three sets, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.
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