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All times are UK/Irish and are subject to change, and all times are in 24hr format e.g., 01.00 = 1am and 16:00 = 4pm:
PLEASE NOTE, IF THERE ARE LIQUIDITY ISSUES, ALWAYS KEEP THE STAKES LOW
1. 08:00 – Venus Williams v Muguruza –> HOT TIP
In all fairness, Muguruza has been the better player compared to Venus Williams. The Spaniard in fact only lost 1 set which was against Ivanovic. The final score in that match had a really strange scoreline : 4-6 6-1 6-0!!
If Kerber had somehow managed to beat Mugu earlier, I would have probably favoured Venus in the final. But fact is that Mugu is an exceptional talent who is a future Grandslam Winner for my money and has actually played with that mentality throughout this tournament. This makes her a much tougher opponent today.
Overall, Mugu is not only a decent player in rallies but has a very good serve. With Venus close to getting knocked out twice already, the consistency factor also point towards the favourite.
Definitely go for Mugu at the beginning..
—> Back Mugu @1.82, Lay @1.35
2. 10:00 – Garcia Lopez v Cilic
After an ordinary match against Millman, Cilic looked pretty good in fighting off a decent challenge from Hyeon Chung. I feel he should be the right favourite here so go for the Croat at the start.
—> Back Cilic @1.38, Lay @1.18
Some Terms Explained:
Back: Normal Stakes – use 10% of bank with Stop loss at 40%.
Back Heavy(BH) – use up to 30% of bank. Used at members discretion. Delay and Trade. Use Stop Loss at 40% unless stated otherwise.
Lay: Normal stakes – use 10% of bank with Stop Loss at 40%.
Lay Heavy(LH) – use up to 30% of bank. Used at members discretion. Delay and Trade. Use Stop Loss at 40% unless stated otherwise.
Likely 3 Setter – consider laying the winner of the first set.
Hot Tip – I have more confidence in these tips. However, use normal stake sizes.
No Stop Loss Suggested – Use of Stop Loss is not recommended for this tip. Use half Normal Stake.
Tips are deemed unsuccessful at 40% loss of stake, when stop loss is used
All odds shown with the tips are correct at time of publishing. Odds are often given several hours ahead of the event. If odds have changed, adjust your back/lay stake accordingly e.g. if I tip ‘Back at 1.5, Lay at 1.25’ – and back odds move to 1.55, adjust your lay odds to 1.3 – there are still 25 ticks between the back and lay odds.
Delay and Trade!! It’s OK to place your trades before the match starts, but in my opinion, waiting 2/3 games before placing your trades is the safest way to trade. This is advised in many of the articles below. To delay and trade will give you a good feel for the match. Delay and Trade is a MUST if you are Backing Heavy. Delaying is advised mostly for the women’s game, as early breaks of serve are more likely. Please read the relevant article below.
Please read all of the articles below if you are new to the tips!