Wed, Jan 26, 9:26am by Kevin Pitstock
After her unbelievable 4 hour and 44 minute win over Svetlana Kuznetsova, Francesca Schiavone should have been steamrolled by Caroline Wozniacki, who had by the easier route to the quarter finals.
But Francesca Schiavone managed somehow to even further stamp her class by winning the first set and then going up 3-1 in the second before Wozniacki lifted to take the second. Far from a walkover Schiavone took it to Wozniacki in the third before the Dane got the better of her tired legs.
As we said yesterday, put her name in your “blackbook” for the coming year. There’s nothing better than sending your money around on a player that refuses to yield, and Schiavone will win her share of tournaments this year.
Day 10 Australian Open betting and odds are quoted from this morning’s Centrebet Australian Open womens tennis singles betting odds and the bottom half of the draw is all that’s left to play.
Australian Open Day 10 Womens Singles Quarter Final Matches
Australian Open Day 10 Womens Singles Quarter Finals Tennis Betting Matches To Bet On
Petra Kvitova at $2.75 to beat Vera Zvonareva
Kvitova came through the Brisbane tournament as champion where she defeated Nadia Petrova, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Andrea Petkovic and Dominika Cibulkova, while her run to the quarters here has seen her defeat Flavia Pennetta and Australia’s own Sam Stosur. Zvonnareva on the other hand is seeking justification of her world number two ranking, but there’s no doubting she has had an easier route to this quarter final. Despite being sent home from Sydney by Pennetta in her first game, she has seen off Benesova, Safarova, Jovanovski and Bammer. The two have met twice before with a win each and Kvitova taking their most recent match on clay in Rome in 2010. This game will be tight and only a few points will decide it but Kvitova is playing her best tennis by far, and no player is left in the Australian Open who is playing with more confidence. Our prediction: Kvitova in two sets.
Agnieszka Radwanska at $7.00 to beat Kim Clijsters
Agnieszka Radwanska has been on fire this Open. Coming off a foot injury last year that required surgery, she come in the the Open with not a lot of tennis under her belt, but has proved her quality fighting off match points to Shuai Peng and Date Krumm to reach the quarter finals. Amongst her other victims are Simona Halep and Petra Martic. Much the way Andrea Petkovic rudely introduced the modern womens tennis game to Maria Sharapova in round 4, Radwanska is a different type of opponent to what Kim has faced so far. Makarova went someway toward exposing Kim’s vulnerability to the modern game taking Clijsters to a tie break and multiple break points, and Radwanska is another class up from Makarova. Clijsters and Radwanska have only met once before back in 2006 and Clijsters trounced her on that occassion in straight sets, but five years is a long time in anyone language and while Radwanska has been learning her trade and honing her skills, Clijsters has retired, had a child and made a comeback all in the same interval. It might seem somehow un-Australian on Australia Day to tip against “Aussie Kim” but despite the huge crowd support she will receive we like Radwanska at the huge odds they’ve put up. This game is much closer than that and the true odds are more like Agnieszka Radwanska $2.50 : Kim Clijsters $1.50. Sport betting is all about taking advantage of overs and we have to be on at these prices. Radwanska in three sets.
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