THURSDAY JULY 3RD
I am going to post four selections on the blog today, all taken directly from the email.
WIMBLEDON WOMEN'S SEMI-FINALS
We are in a very strong position in the outright market, with bets on both Williams sisters and I fully expect them to be facing each other in the final on saturday.
ELENA DIMENTIEVA - VENUS WILLIAMS
This might take a little longer, Elena was up to her old tricks on Tuesday, leading 6-1, 5-1 she found a way to lose the second set, after also blowing a big lead in the tie break. However, she is generally playing well and has won a lot of games on return of serve, 33 so far, an incredible 6.6 per match. Venus has not been pushed so far and the pattern has been the same in every match, struggle through the first set, narrowly win it, get an early break in the second and see the match out. Her serve has got her out of a lot of tricky situations, Tanasugarn had ten break points in the last round, she cannot afford to be so generous today . If she is, Dementieva, the top seed left in the tournament, will take advantage. I can only see Venus, who is 56-7 at Wimbledon progressing, but a third set looks a value option.
3 points Williams to win 2-1 sets 4.80 exchanges.