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Wimbledon Tennis: Wednesday 1st July
The heat is already scorching both on and off court at this year’s Wimbledon and an enthralling start to the fortnight of tennis ensures that this Grand Slam is set to be another cracker.
We’ve already seen plenty of headlines made at SW19 and that drama should only continue as we head into round two and beyond.
Here’s what is happening on day three.
[quote_box_center]Watch and bet on Wimbledon today live at Bet365[/quote_box_center]
Wimbledon Tennis 2015 Day 2 Review
Tuesday was an incredible day at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, starting with Petra Kvitova’s 35 minute mauling of Kiki Bertens. The defending champion’s comfortable win set the tone for Centre Court as Roger Federer, Caroline Wozniacki and Britain’s Andy Murray all followed suit by claiming straight sets victories.
Murray wasn’t the only Brit to progress on Tuesday as Heather Watson resumed her first round encounter at 1-1 and went on to claim the deciding set. However, there were early casualties for both Kyle Edmund and Laura Robson.
It wasn’t just British hopefuls that dropped like flag, though, as there were a number of shock defeats for a number of seeds in both the Men’s and Women’s draws. Last year’s female finalist, Eugenie Bouchard suffered a shock defeat to China’s Saisai Zheng while Simona Halep was beaten by Jana Cepelova. They were joined by male stars Jack Sock and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez as shock casualties.
However, the likes of Rafael Nadal, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Ekaterina Marakova all progressed to set up an intriguing round two schedule, which starts with today’s tantalising action.
Can Liam Broady Keep Dream Alive?
As we enter round two there are a number of top stars taking to court on Wednesday, but British eyes will be focused on Liam Broady. The youngster’s reward for Monday’s incredible turnaround is a second round clash with Belgium’s David Goffin on Court 3. It’s likely that the World No.182 will see his dream end but, with the magic of Wimbledon, you can never rule him out completely.
Centre Court sees defending Men’s champion Novak Djokovic take on Jarrko Nieminen, who ended Leyton Hewitt’s Wimbledon career on Monday, and the Serb should be well fancied to cruise through against his Finnish opponent. Meanwhile, Kei Nishikori faces a potential banana skin against Santiago Giraldo and Women’s favourite Serena Williams faces Timea Babos.
British starlet Heather Watson is in round two action against Daniela Hantuchova whilst Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams and Ana Ivanovic are all in action. Back to the Men’s draw and Stanislas Wawrinka, Kevin Anderson and Marin Cilic will all be hoping to coast through to round three.
It should be another scorcher as SW19. You can watch and bet on the action live with Bet365.
Wimbledon Tennis Day 3 Betting Tips
Whilst all eyes will be cast to Broady, we think his dream will end in pretty harsh circumstances against 16th seed Goffin. The Belgian is quality and we can’t see the magic of Wimbledon helping Broady here.
Meanwhile, in the Women’s draw, we also fancy Lucie Safarova to enjoy a similarly easy win as she faces Su-Wei Hsieh. At odds of nearly 6/4, we think this is a great starting bet.
[quote_center]David Goffin 3-0 & Lucie Safarova 2-0 @ 1.48/1 with William Hill[/quote_center]
We’re also sticking with the theme of a double for our second bet. Women’s world number one Serena Williams should breeze through against Hungarian Babos, whilst Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov should power his way through in the Men’s draw.
This bet doesn’t have a bonus as we’ve taken Williams on the handicap but those looking to utilise Bet365’s offer shouldn’t have much trouble finding a way to tailor their bet accordingly.
[quote_center]Serena Williams -7 games & Grigor Dimitrov 3-0 @ 2.81/1 with Bet365[/quote_center]