iBet: Serena Williams looks hungry again
Back Serena Williams to win the Ladies Title at 9/4
The men’s tournament has a very lopsided look to the betting with Rafael Nadal too short at 4/6, despite his incredible record of six wins at Roland Garros. Novak Djokovic is going for his fourth successive Grand Slam and he goes off a best priced 3.3-1 with Betfair, while Roger Federer is also in great form and looks big at 10-1 with Stan James and Boylesports, and a possible each way bet. Thomas Berdych is perhaps the best of the outsiders at 59-1 with Betfair while Andy Murray is 41-1 with the same firm, but I’m leaving it alone. There may however be some value in the women’s tournament. Serena Williams has looked right back to her best in recent weeks and more importantly she looks hungry again. She has won the Charleston and Madrid titles this year and boats a 17-0 record on red clay this term. Some are billing her potential quarter final clash with Maria Sharapova (best price 7/1) as the key match-up. But unlike Serena, the Russian has never won here and although she is also in good form, Serena has won eight of their ten clashes including the last seven in a row and both of their clay court meetings. At a best price of 9/4, the American looks bet material.
The special offers are starting to flow in the run-up to Euro 2012, the latest being from Ladbrokes. Bet £20 or with them on a player to win the Golden Boot and every time they score, you get a free £5 bet. Germany’s Mario Gomez is the 8-1 favourite in that market.
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