Bet Of The Day July 9

Andrew Hendrie:
Bet Of The Day July 9

The Wimbledon fourth round match between Jessica Pegula and Lesia Tsurenko features as’s best bet for Sunday July 9.

Bet Of The Day July 9 – read on below for our reasoning behind today’s best bet.

Key Points

  • Pegula is 5-1 on grass this season
  • Pegula is 5-0 in slam fourth rounds
  • Pegula has won her last two matches by 6-1 6-4 & 6-4 6-0 scores
  • Tsurenko has spent seven hours & 34 minutes on court this tournament
  • Tsurenko played the longest tiebreak in women’s history in her last match
  • Tsurenko likely to be suffering physically heading into this clash
  • Tsurenko has already retired or withdraw in five matches this season
  • Tsurenko is 1-3 in slam fourth rounds

We’re off to Wimbledon for today’s best bet as Jessica Pegula and Lesia Tsurenko square off for a spot in the quarter-finals.

Third seed Pegula has flown under the radar this tournament, but we’ve backed her at $51 before a ball was hit as a value outright winner and we think she can cruise into the last eight in this match-up.

Tsurenko was involved in the most dramatic match of Wimbledon so far, coming back from 3-5 down in the final set and saving five match points to edge out Ana Bogdan 4-6 6-3 7-6 in three hours and 40 minutes.

The final set tiebreak had a total of 38 points, with Tsurenko eventually prevailing 20-18, making it the longest in women’s history.

Tsurenko has spent seven hours and 34 minutes on court over her first three rounds, which isn’t a good sign when you consider the Ukrainian has retired or withdrawn in five matches already in 2013.

Tsurenko has struggled with her fitness among other things over the last couple of years and is 1-3 in slam fourth rounds throughout her career.

Pegula meanwhile has dropped just five games (vs Bucsa) and four games (vs Cocciaretto) in her last two rounds and shows up to this encounter fresh as a daisy.

The American is 5-1 on grass so far this season and a perfect 5-0 in slam fourth rounds throughout her career, so she knows how to get the job done at this stage of a major.

Pegula is one of the most consistent players on tour and gets that extra ball back – something that will frustrate a fatigued Tsurenko, who will want the points as short as possible.

Think Tsurenko won’t have the legs to make this contest competitive, so backing Pegula with a -5.5 games handicap.



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