Wimbledon Day 8: The favorites win

I got pretty much everything right in my Wimbledon Day 8 quarter-finals prediction for the ladies’ singles tournament.

All the favorites: Sabalenka, Barty, Pliskova and Kerber came away winning their matches in straight sets on day 8 of Wimbledon 2021. Looking at the tournament as a whole, this was the least exciting day with straightforward wins throughout.

In my quarter-final predictions, I thought that Ons Jabeur could upset Sabalenka, but if Sabalenka came out firing on all cylinders, she would win. That is pretty much what happened, Sabalenka looked fierce while Jabeur looked a little flat and had a hard time finding her footing in the match. 6-4 6-3 to Sabalenka.

Pliskova had the easiest pairing against Golubic and won 6-2 6-2, while Ash Barty made surprisingly short work of Tomljanovic 6-1 6-3. And it’s not like Angelique Kerber had to work much harder in her 6-2 6-3 win.

Not one single set to a tie-break or even 5-5. A pretty remarkably one-sided day of quarter-finals and not the best watch for the people who had bought tickets to the event. On the other hand, this should make for some exciting semi-final matches.

Wimbledon Ladies Singles Semi-final predictions

Barty vs Kerber – They have played five times on hard court and Kerber is leading it 3-2. She won their last encounter in the Hopman Cup in 2019, but they have never played on grass and Barty is a much-improved player. The seedings tell the story, Barty seeded as #1 and Kerber as #25, but Kerber will fight teeth and nails. It’s a tough one to predict, but I think Barty will win in three sets. Looking at the betting odds, you get around 1.50 on Barty and 2.75 on Kerber. That sounds like a pretty fair price to me.

Pliskova vs Sabalenka –  They have played twice and Sabalenka has won two hard-fought three-set matches, one on the grass in Eastbourne (2018). My prediction is that Sabalenka wins in three sets, but the bookies have Pliskova as the favorite at 1.50 approx, while Sabalenka gives you 2.65. A bit surprising, Sablaneka is the number 2 seed and leads the head to head. Do they know something we don’t?

My predictions lead me to a Barty vs Sabalenka Wimbledon final, which would be a great match-up. Let’s see how it goes in tomorrow’s women’s semi-finals.


Recent Posts

HEAD Auxetic Extreme MP Racquet Review

Synchronized spin! This HEAD Auxetic Extreme MP Racquet review coincided closely with the launch of the Babolat Pure Aero 2023.… Read More

21 hours ago

Serena Williams Retires After the US Open

Serena Williams retires after US Open. 2022 will be Serena's last year on tour, which she has announced in a… Read More

2 days ago

Artengo TR 960 Control Tour 16×19 review

Ferenc Ferdinand Weisz is back. This time with a Artengo TR 960 Control Tour 16x19 review. This racquet has made… Read More

2 days ago

This Week in Tennis (32) – Canadian Masters

Alex Mann is back with his take on This Week in Tennis (32). He will give his predictions for the… Read More

3 days ago

New Yonex Ezone Racquets

I recently wrote about Naomi Osaka's Ezone 98, but there are more new Yonex Ezone racquets coming. The Ezone 98… Read More

4 days ago

ProKennex Ki 10 305 Review

I enjoyed this ProKennex Ki 10 305 review. The kinetic technology is kind to my elbow and the racquet offers… Read More

4 days ago