Alexandra Dulgheru vs Venus Williams
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 4, 2018, 6:30 AM (EDT)|
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At 38 years of age, Venus Williams has become one of the legends of the women’s tennis world. The American is currently the ninth seed at Wimbledon and after winning her opening round game, she will now be playing in the second round. Venus Williams will be facing Romanian qualifier Alexandra Dulgheru.
Alexandra Dulgheru is a very talented player and at one stage of her career, she was in the top 30. While those days are gone, she still has the ability to trouble most players. Alexandra Dulgheru looked very strong in qualifying and followed that up by having a dominant first-round win. At this stage of Alexandra Dulgheru’s career, the second round is a big match and I am sure she will be determined to upset one of the best players in the world.
While this is a big match for Alexandra Dulgheru, Venus Williams will look at this match as a must win. For a player like Venus Williams, the tournament really starts at the last 16 stage and these matches are preparation for the big clashes. At 38, Venus Williams will not be as fit as some of the younger tennis players and she will look to end this match quickly so she is still fresh for the later stages. Williams is one of the most dominant players and her height allows her to hit balls at awkward angles. This trouble most top players and I am assuming they will also trouble Alexandra Dulgheru in this match.
All in all, I am going to predict that Venus Williams wins this match. While I have been very impressed with Alexandra Dulgheru, I think the American is too strong and too experienced to lose this match. I see this as a close game since Alexandra Dulgheru is playing well but Venus Williams should win in three sets.
As far as betting is concerned, we are getting a good price to wager on this game going three sets. The over 2.5 sets is paying well so that is the best bet in my opinion. I don’t think we are getting a good enough price to wager on Venus Williams winning so I would avoid the outright result market.