Wimbledon 2016: Women's Fourth Round Betting Tips

Updated Thursday 21st February 2019, 01:08 PM

Serena Williams remains the strong favourite to claim a seventh women’s Wimbledon title after cruising into the second week of the tournament and watching many of her main rivals fall, but there is still lots of hard work to do and everyone else in the draw will be setting their sights on the title. The day of the fourth round is always one of the most eagerly-anticipated of the tournament and, judging by the odds, fans will have many close games to enjoy.


  • Serena Williams dropped a set against Christina McHale in her second-round match, but has otherwise been in fine fettle and looked close to her best in beating Annika Beck for the loss of just three games. Kuznetsova has been taken to three sets in each of her past two matches and has not made it as far as the Wimbledon quarter-finals since 2007.
  • Venus Williams has had to battle through all three of her matches so far and won 10-8 in the third set against Daria Kasatkina in her last match. Suarez Navarro, who has never been beyond the fourth round at Wimbledon, has dropped two sets on her way to this stage.
  • Third seed Radwanska had to save three match points before beating Ana Konjuh in round three, but was then in ruthless form as she beat Katerina Siniakova 6-3, 6-1. Cibulkova has won all three of her matches in straight sets to extend her great run of form after also winning the recent Eastbourne title.

Sports.net’s View

Serena Williams is never likely to be complacent, but the shock elimination of Novak Djokovic from the men’s draw was a reminder that even the heaviest of favourites can suffer defeats and it may have just sharpened her mind a little more. However, Kuznetsova is a former Grand Slam champion herself who has the ability to run Serena close and might just push her to three sets, or at least compete well for two tight sets. Another big upset is unlikely, but anyone who fancies a punt on there being over 21 games in the match can find a good price of 6/4.

Suarez Navarro is renowned as a clay-court specialist and has only had limited success on grass in the past, but she seems to have found a formula for playing on the surface this year and will like her chances against Venus Williams, who is now 36 and has had to come through three tough matches. Another long and tight match could be in the offing, and you can get odds of 11/8 that the match will go the distance and take three sets.

Radwanska is the slight favourite to beat Cibulkova in their match, but recent form suggests the underdog could pull off a minor surprise. Cibulkova beat Radwanska just a few weeks ago on her way to winning in Eastbourne and there may not be anyone in the draw playing quite as well as her right now.  A 2-1 win in sets for Cibulkova can be backed at 4/1.

  • Sports.net’s top tip: Serena Williams v Svetlana Kuznetsova - Over 21 games - 6/4

*Please note, odds may fluctuate in the run-up to matches

Last Updated: Thursday, 21 February 2019 01:08:33+00:00
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