We now know the line up for the Women's quarter-finals and organisers and sponsors must be beside themselves with joy. The cream of the WTA is there, alongside the best up and coming talent on tour. If someone had sat down with pen and paper at the start and wrote down their dream last eight, this would pretty much be it,no, it would be it. In draw order it looks like this, with current best outright odds in brackets ....
JUSTINE HENIN (2.77)- MARIA SHARAPOVA (8.13)
JELENA JANKOVIC (37.0) - SERENA WILLIAMS (4.0)
VENUS WILLIAMS (6.0)- ANA IVANOVIC (10.0)
DANIELA HANTUCHOVA (40.0)- AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA (40.0)
Every match up looks better than the next and spectators are in for a treat. Some of you may not know much about Radwanska, but email subscribers know who she is and long time readers of the blog should be well aware of her too, as I wrote a mini profile of the rising Polish star a year ago. Our pre tournament selection Ivanovic, http://ubet2win.blogspot.com/2008/01/australian-open-tennis.html has not been extended yet and if you wanted to get out and take a profit on her, that option is available.
Henin, Sharapova and the Williams sisters have won 20 of the last 26 Grand Slam events, with Serena leading the way, she is looking for her 4th Australian Open and her 9th major in total and looks in far better shape, than when coasting home last year. Those GS records show what a daunting task faces Jankovic, she has to beat most likely Serena, Justine and Venus, one after the other ! Anyway, I am certain that we will be returning to this in the next day or so, already seen some juicy looking odds.