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Victoria Azarenka v Petra Kvitova Wimbledon 2011 Tennis Betting Odds & Tips

30th June 2011 / Lee A Jackson
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Victoria Azarenka v Petra Kvitova 2011 Wimbledon 2011 tennis betting should produce a thriller. Azarenka is one of the most in form players on the WTA at the moment, while Kvitova is getting better and better all the time. So let’s start with Azarenka. Followers of our tennis betting guides on these pages will know that Azarenka has long been a favourite of ours here. That is because she represents great value as she still has an air of unpredictability about her. The tall Belarusian has power, pace and flair, and when she puts it all together, she can dominate the best in the game. She certainly has the potential to be riding near the top of the world rankings, but she is still waiting to make her Major breakthrough. She blew a big opportunity in the quarter finals of the French Open, but the very fact that she has bounced straight back and reached the semi’s of Wimbledon really shows that she has gotten over one of her big flaws, her inconsistency. She didn’t even start the season well because of that, but gradually she has built up a head of steam and is really motoring at the moment. She won’t be everybody’s cup of tea to watch, but we tipped her here because the draw for her at Wimbledon 2011 was very kind. She did play Daniela Hantuchova in the third round which was a work out, but other than that, she has played some very impressive tennis. Was a long shot at the start of the tournament, but here she stands a great chance. Will go for a lot of winners.

However, Petra Kvitova is another one of the young players on the WTA who we have been championing over the last twelve months. This is her second Wimbledon semi final, after surprising many by reaching the semi finals here last year. One downfall of Kvitova is that she perhaps loses a bit of focus at times during matches, and that is something which should get sorted out with experience. Her mental focus looked frail when she was 4-1 up in the second set tie-break after winning the first set of her quarter final match against Tsvetana Pironkova, but she pulled herself together to crush her opponent in what should have been an unnecessary third set. But, the Czech, eighth seed at Wimbledon 2011 has power in spades. She has a wonderful serve and wins a high percentage of her first serves and will trouble Azarenka. In fact, Kivitova won the only meeting between them this year, back in Madrid on clay. Kvitova is a joy to watch, and she has perhaps the smoothest action of hitting the ball of all WTA players. Many are calling her the complete player, and she looks at times as if she is playing in slow motion, or at least effortlessly. She just strokes the ball so fluently that she doesn’t look as if she is putting power into her ground strokes, but they fly away at speed nonetheless. Like to attack the baseline and hits some incredible winners. Immense winners, and this young girl is only getting better and better. Will she have learnt from last year’s Wimbledon semi final disappointment? She does look stronger mentally, and it won’t be a surprise to see in her Saturday’s final.

Tough call to make in Victoria Azarenka v Petra Kvitova Wimbledon 2011 tennis betting. This is 5th v 8th seed respectively. Both are 21 years old, have a similar year to date won/lost record (Azarenka 33/10, Kvitova 36/8) and Azarenka has won two tour titles this year, while Kvitova has won 3. Really tricky to split them, and the head to head record between them stands a two a piece. However, Kvitova has won the last two meetings between them, including victory in the round of 32 at Wimbledon last year. Both are better players than they were this time last year, so this should be close. As a tip, well, Kvitova has the serves, the power, and semi final experience here, but Azarenka, who has gone under the radar here could just edge this, so we are sticking with her. These are two young players, but there is a little more maturity about Azarenka’s game. Should be a fantastic match, nonetheless.

Victoria Azarenka v Petra Kvitova Wimbledon 2011 Tennis Betting

Victoria Azarenka to win: 11/10 at Paddy Power
Petra Kvitova to win: 5/6 at William Hill

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