Wimbledon Day One Preview: Outside bets to maximise your profit in Round One


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Camila Giorgi v Alize Cornet (11:30)

Giorgi retired injured in Birmingham and the fiery Italian has hardly been setting the game alight in the past couple of years as she’s tumbled down the rankings. She’s lost 17 of her last 23 matches against the current top 50, including nine of 12 against those ranked 26-50. Cornet is hardly a player to trust on grass, with a losing career record on the surface, but she’s made the third round or better here in three of the past four years and has lost in the opening round in just two of her last 20 Grand Slams (both at the US Open).

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Denis Shapovalov v Jerzy Janowicz (11:30)

Shapovalov had an excellent week at Queens as he qualified and then beat Kyle Edmund before pushing Tomas Berdych all the way. As the junior champion here a year ago he should feel confident coming in and the draw has given him a great chance to progress. Janowicz is a former Wimbledon semi-finalist but that was four years ago and he now finds himself at 141 in the world, having just lost to a player outside the top 300 in qualifying at Eastbourne, and has exited at the first round in his last six Grand Slam appearances. Shapovalov beat Janowicz earlier this year and should repeat that success here.

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Ashleigh Barty v Elina Svitolina (13:30)

We expect a number of early casualties in the women’s draw but this upset would perhaps be the least surprising. Barty made the final in Birmingham, where she led Kvitova by a set, and is arguably on her favourite surface. Aussies have a long history of playing well on grass and Barty is a former junior champion here. Svitolina, in contrast, was beaten early in Birmingham and while she’s had a stellar 2017 her record on grass since 2013 is just W5-L10 including six defeats in her last nine matches when the higher ranked player. Six of her last eight matches have gone to a third set while six of Barty’s seven completed matches on grass last month had at least 21 games so this has the potential to go the distance but we’re backing the Aussie to prevail.

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Dominika Cibulkova v Andrea Petkovic (15:00)

Of all the out of form women’s seeds Cibulkova might be struggling the most. Since a second round exit at the French Open to lucky loser Ons Jabeur (ranked outside the top 100) she’s lost her opening match at all three grass court tournaments she’s played, including two further losses to players outside the top 100. Petkovic is a former top-10 player and though she’s struggled for success in the past year she did beat world number 27 Kiki Bertens on grass last month and has won each of her last four meetings with Cibulkova. The pressure is all on the Slovak player here and Petkovic has a great chance of an opening day upset.

Back Andrea Petkovic at 13/8

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Sabine Lisicki v Ana Konjuh (17:00)

Lisicki is a grass court specialist, with her big serve helping her to make the final here in 2013 as well as four other trips to the quarter-finals or better. However, injuries have kept her off the tour for most of 2017 and in her return to action last month in Mallorca her second serve was highly vulnerable while her ground-strokes can be wild. She’s up against one of the tour’s rising stars here and Konjuh is also comfortable on the surface having made the final in Den Bosch and then beating Azarenka in Mallorca. She retired in Eastbourne but has been practising OK here last week and with so much more court time this year should be far too consistent for Lisicki and we expect her to come through comfortably in straight sets.

Back Ana Konjuh 2-0 at 13/8

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