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Simona Halep vs Paula Badosa 7/4/22 Wimbledon Tennis Picks, Predictions, Odds

Paula Badosa vs Simona Halep
July 4, 2022 10:30 am EDT
The Line: Simona Halep -189 / Paula Badosa +150
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Paula Badosa and Simona Halep meet in the fourth round of the 2022 tennis Wimbledon.

Paula Badosa is coming off a straight set win over Petra Kvitova that took 25 games to decide. In the victory, Badosa won 70 percent of her first serve points and 62 percent of her second serve points. Badosa won 67 percent of her total service points and converted on 2 of her 9 break points. Badosa got 59 percent of her first serves in play and saved 10 of her 11 break points. Badosa has yet to drop a set this tournament, and 6 of her last 7 wins have come in straight sets. Badosa looks to make her second career grand slam quarterfinal and first since last year’s French Open. Badosa has won 6 of her last 8 matches on grass court.

Simona Halep is coming off a straight set win over Magdalena Frech that took 17 games to decide. In the victory, Halep won 71 percent of her first serve points and 50 percent of her second serve points. Halep won 64 percent of her total service points and converted on 6 of her 10 break points. Halep got 67 percent of her first serves in play and hit 3 aces. Halep has won each of her last 12 sets overall. Halep looks to make her 16th career grand slam quarterfinal and fifth at Wimbledon. Halep has 43 career wins over top-10 players, and 2 of those wins came this year. Halep has won 6 straight matches on grass court.

Halep won the only meeting against Badosa, which was this year in Madrid. The match was decided in straight sets and 16 games.

Badosa in the underdog role is appealing, but it’s hard to back her in these sorts of matches given the lack of success overall on the big stage. Halep has been one of the better players over the last month, and she’s won 12 straight sets. Halep cruised against Badosa earlier this year, and she’s far and away more trustworthy on the big stage.

I’ll lay the cheap price with Halep.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Simona Halep -189

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.
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