Bouchard a sensational 6/4 to reach Wimbledon final in enhanced market
To celebrate ladies’ semi-finals day at Wimbledon, Coral are offering an enhanced market of 6/4 on 13th seed Eugenie Bouchard reaching the grass surface Grand Slam final, and punters can stake a maxium of £50.
Canadian Bouchard, who defeated Maria Sharpova’s conqueror Angelique Kerber in straight sets in the SW19 quarters, is 11/8 to beat Simona Halep in her semi, so take advantage of this boosted price.
Top Romanian and world number three Halep is odds-on for victory at 4/7, however, because she edged her only previous meeting with Bouchard. It was at Indian Wells, a hard court surface, earlier this year.
Halep, who dumped Sabine Lisicki out in the last eight, needed three sets to edge Bouchard then, however, and a victory for the Romanian with the match going the distance at Wimbledon is 11/4. The Canadian is yet to drop a set in SW19, though, so a straightforward 2-0 victory is priced at 3/1.
Bouchard is a 10/3 chance to be ladies’ champion and seal a maiden Grand Slam, while Halep is 7/4 second-favourite to lift the shield behind sixth seed Petra Kvitova. She faces an all-Czech clash with 8/1 tournament outsider Lucie Safarova.
Kvitova has won all five head-to-heads with her compatriot, including on grass at Eastbourne – the women’s event just before Wimbledon. That victory took three sets and required a tie-break to separate the two. A decider cannot be played out like that at a Grand Slam, however. It’s 7/2 that either the opening or second set goes the distance.
Safarova is a 2/1 outsider to win her semi, while victory in three sets for Kvitova is priced at 11/4. The latter is deservedly odds-on at 2/5, having dominated her opponent on all surfaces this season.
It’s Bouchard who is set to make the breakthrough here, though. Punters can turn £50 into £125, a healthy profit of £75, if this rising star of the women’s tennis tour can handle Halep.