Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Very strong day yesterday, both bets posted on the blog won with a degree of comfort, as did my third selection (maximum bet), which was a tennis wager.

After today we will be down to just eight teams in South Africa and will get our first couple of football free days and to be honest, like a footballer in early May, I am quite looking forward to it !

I feel like Wimbledon which normally takes centre stage for me this fortnight has been neglected and doubtless many winners missed , but this should not be ..........

Serena Williams - Li Na

I am a big fan of these two, they are polar opposites in terms of lifestyle and body shape, but on court, both are gladiators, who ask for or give, no quarter. Saw an interview with Serena yesterday in which she heaped praise on her opponent and made it clear she knew that a long afternoon was on the cards today.

These two have met five times previously, all went to at least 23 games, with an average of 26.4, including two tie breaks in the Australian Open semi final back in January. Li Na is in great shape and won the pre Wimbledon grass court event in Birmingham, defeating Maria Sharapova, who showed her well being by taking Williams close yesterday, in the final. The chinese girl normally targets the bigger events and this is her second last eight appearnce at the All England club, she has played with great rhythm and depth this weak, served really well and unlike other players does not shrink when playing a big name player and always goes for her shots, perhaps too much at times. Serena looks fit and near the top of her game, this will be great to watch, but no walkover for the american superstar, yet that is how this has been priced up, it could easily go to a decider and over 19.5 games looks very solid.

"over" 19.5 games 1.73 + .... up to 1.83 in places.

Good Luck

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