by Renee Israel
The Women's Singles event at Wimbledon 2012
has reached the semi-finals stage.
The matches will be played today (Thursday, July 5) starting
around 11am local time. Both the top seed and the defending
champion are out of the tournament. In one semi-final, Angelique
Kerber (8) from Germany will take on Agnieska Radwanska (3) from
Poland. In the other, Serena Williams (6) from the USA will play
Victoria Azarenka (2) from Belarus.
Serena Williams in Wimbledon 2012
Serena has made it abundantly clear that she is desperate to win
the Women's Singles title at Wimbledon 2012. The last Grand Slam
she won was Wimbledon 2010. Then she was out of the circuit for
over a year due to injury and has never looked champion material
since her return.
The younger Williams sister suffered a shocking first round loss
in the French Open earlier this year. In Wimbledon in the earlier
rounds she was stretched to the limit in three set matches by
lesser known players. But all that seems to be history. Serena
thundered 13 aces as she demolished defending champion Petra
Kvitova in straight sets in the quarter-final encounter.
After her loss, Kvitova said that it would be extremely
difficult for anyone to beat Serena given her current form. But
cryptically she added, "I can't say impossible. She's human."
Serena said that she had to cut out the errors she was making and
get serious because the Wimbledon 2012 was approaching its
"You can't play a defending Wimbledon champion or Grand Slam
champion and not elevate your game," she said. She will have to
continue with the momentum because in Azarenka she faces the
current Australian open champion.
Women's Singles Wimbledon 2012 Online Betting
The handicappers at the online betting sites have not gone by
the seeding in fixing the odds. In both the semi-finals the lower
seeded player has the shorter odds and is the favourite to win.
Ladbrokes online predicts a totally one sided affair in the Serena
versus Azarenka match.
The Ladbrokes odds for Serena winning are 8/15, whereas the odds
for Azarenka winning are 6/4. The odds at Bet365 online predict a
slightly more even match, only when compared with Ladbrokes. The
odds for Serena winning are 8/11, whereas the odds for Azarenka
winning are 13/10.
For the other semi-final, both these online betting sites offer
the same odds. The odds for Kerber winning are 8/11, whereas the
odds for Radwanska winning are 11/10.
Wimbledon Women's Singles Odds at Bet365
The odds at Ladbrokes online for the winner of the Women's
Singles title at Wimbledon are as follows.