Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Shvedova is a promising 19 yo from Russia, who has performed well on grass in the warm up events and boasts a win over Mirza in their only meeting, in her opponents back yard, India. That makes very good reading, Mirza is a superstar in her own country, where she comes from a very famous family. I am a little surprised at the odds on offer, Mirza is no world beater on the surface ( 5-8) and has lost 6 of her last 8 starts on tour, she plays a lot of 3 set matches and this should be close.

Dementieva looked to be getting her act together until Eastbourne, where she put in a dire performance against Bartoli (1&0) and totally lost confidence, her serve was terrible, even by Elena's low standards. Dechy is a consistent player and has a 16-11 record at Wimbledon, usually losing to a top player, in good form, Dementieva, currently only meets one of those criteria. The only thing in the Russian's favour is the h2h record, she leads 8-1, but 5 of the last 6 have gone the distance and I would be surprised if we did not see a 3rd set this afternoon.

Dementieva to beat Dechy 2-1 SETS 4.0 + General 2 POINTS
Dechy TO WIN 2.49 + Pinnacle/ Exchanges 4 POINTS

Shevdova to beat Mirza 3.20 Betfair 2 POINTS
Mirza to win 2-1 sets 4.20 + Exchanges 3 POINTS
Good Luck.

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