Agnieszka Radwanska vs. Garbine Muguruza 2015 Wimbledon
|Date & Time||Thursday July 9, 2015, 11:05 AM (EDT)|
The Line: Agnieszka Radwanska +100 / Garbine Muguruza -120 -- Over/Under:
Garbine Muguruza and Agnieszka Radwanska meet in the semifinal of the 2015 Wimbledon.
Garbine Muguruza is fresh off a straight sets win over Timea Bacsinszky, which finished in under an hour and a half. Muguruza has dropped two sets this tournament and has played about three hours of tennis her last two matches. Muguruza is winning at least 63 percent of her first serve points and 39 percent of her second serve points. Muguruza has combined for four aces and 46 winners in her last two matches. Muguruza has played her best the last two matches, but she still has to do better on her second serve if she’s going to have a shot to reach her first grand slam final. This is Muguruza’s first semifinal grand slam appearance of her career. Before this, Muguruza’s only grand slam success was quarterfinal appearances in the French Open.
Agnieszka Radwanska is coming off a three set win over Madison Keys, which finished just under two hours. Radwanska has dropped just one set and finished three of her five matches in an hour or less. Radwanska is winning at least 70 percent of her first serve points and 38 percent of her second serve points. Radwanska has combined for four aces and 45 winners in her last two matches. Radwanska is playing very clean tennis, having no more than 17 unforced errors in a single match. Still, like Muguruza, Radwanska could be better on her second serve. This is Radwanska’s fourth grand slam semifinal appearance of her career. Three of those have now taken place at the Wimbledon in three of the last four years.
These two have played four times in the past, and they’ve each won two of those meetings. The most recent match was in the 2015 Dubai Tennis Championships, a match Muguruza won in straight sets. In fact, Muguruza won both of their meetings this season, while Radwanska won in 2014 and 2012. Only one of their matches went the distance, and this will be their first meeting on grass.
This matchup should be interesting, especially since Muguruza has already beaten Radwanska twice this year. However, Radwanska is far more experienced in big matches like this and plays her best grand slam tennis on this court. I’m siding with Radwanska and the even money.