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Bouchard a sensational 6/4 to reach Wimbledon final in enhanced market

| 03.07.2014

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.



Jamie Clark

Athletics aficionado, die-hard snooker fan and Crystal Palace supporter Jamie has written for Coral since February 2014 after spells with Soccerlens and the Press Association as a digital journalist and copywriter. A former East Midlands sports correspondent and Bwin tipster, he is a graduate of both the University of York and University of Sheffield, with a Masters in web journalism from the latter.