Only ladies will take the court Tuesday afternoon at Wimbledon with all four quarterfinal matches on the schedule. The Manic Monday was full of surprises, so let’s take a look who made it to the last eight.
Simona Halep easily defeated Cori Gauff in straight sets in the round of 16, and the 7th seed meets the World No. 50 Shuai Zhang who outlasted the unseeded Dayana Yastremska in three sets on Monday. Halep is a 1.50 fave to win in straight sets here which is a fair price.
Alison Riske eliminated the World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty in the round of 16, and she takes on a seven-time Wimbledon champ Serena Williams in the quarterfinal. Serena is a 1.25 fave to win the match straight up, and he could have some problems with Riske.
Alison is the World No. 55, but she likes to play on the grass court, proving his good form with a victory over Barty. However, Serena also looks good on the court, dropping just a set in her first four matches, so Riske will have a tall task to pull off another huge upset.
The 19th seed Johanna Konta beat the two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in three sets in the previous round. Konta takes on Barbora Strycova who stunned the World No. 4 Kiki Bertens in the round of 32 and the World No. 21 Elise Mertens in the round of 16.
Strycova is an experienced player with a 20-15 record at Wimbledon where she reached the quarterfinals once in 2014. On the other side, Konta is a one-time Wimbledon semifinalist from 2017, so I hope she will cope with pressure on the home court. Johanna is a 1.40 fave to beat Strycova.
Finally, the 8th seed Elina Svitolina is a 1.40 favorite to beat the World No. 68 Karolina Muchova. Svitolina made it to her first Wimbledon quarterfinal in a career after a straight-set victory over the 24th-seeded Petra Martic, while Muchova is playing her first-ever Wimbledon Championships.
Svitolina is a 1.40 fave here which looks like a great offer, considering Muchova’s inexperience. Elina should win this match even though she’s not a grass-court specialist. Muchova could struggle with fatigue after a surprising three-set victory over the World No. 3 Karolina Pliskova, winning the third set 13-11.
It seems like favorites should satisfy the odds, but keep in mind this is women’s tennis. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see another upset at Wimbledon.