Tuesday, June 29, marked the second round of Wimbledon – the first since 2019, and much like its first round of play, it had to deal with unfortunate weather conditions. And while the English weather has left quite a mark on this year’s iteration of Wimbledon, it was the day two upsets and strong showings from the favorites that are the main topic of discussion.
Mybookie brings you a 2021 Wimbledon update, where we take a look at what has happened at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, which players impressed, and everything you’ll need to know to place a bet with Wimbledon Betting Odds.
2021 Wimbledon Daily Update – June 29th Update
ATP & WTA Betting | 2021 Wimbledon Championship
- When: June 28 – Jul 11
- Where: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, England
Jabeur Coasts Into The Second Round With a Commanding Victory Over Peterson
The Tunisian 21st seed, Ons Jabeur, eased past Rebecca Peterson with 6-1, 6-2 to advance into the second round of 2021 Wimbledon. Although Jebaur entered the match as the betting favorite, not many expected her to look as dominant as she did.
The 26-year-old started the match by losing the first point of the set but got quickly back on her feet and stringed three consecutive points to grab a 3-1 lead. Peterson responded by reducing the gap to 2-3 but was unable to push further, losing the next three in quick succession.
Jabeur carried over the momentum into the next set, which she won 6-1, further solidifying herself as a strong candidate to go the distance.
Although the Tunisian is still a long way from reaching the final stages of the tournament, she can be happy with her showings on the day. This year marks only her third appearance at Wimbledon, where she never made it past R2.
In 2019, Jabeur lost to Petra Kvitova (4-6, 2-6) in her Wimbledon opener. Her best placement to date happened a year prior when Jabeur had to admit defeat to Katerina Siniakova (7-5, 4-6, 7-9) in the second round.
For the Swede, this marks her second early exit from Wimbledon. In 2019, she crashed out from the first round after losing to Ysaline Bonaventure (2-6, 4-6).
Pliskova Eliminates Zidanšek
Karolina Pliskova began her road to her maiden Grand Slam title with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Tamara Zidanšek. She is now set to face Donna Vekic, who eased past world no.80 Anastasia Potapova with 6-1, 6-4.
Although ranked no.19 in the world, Pliskova has yet to win a single Grand Slam in her career. She came close to reaching that feat on several occasions, including a finals appearance at the 2016 US Open.
She has since reached four quarter-finals at the Australian Open and US Open (2017,2018) and semi-finals at the 2019 Australian Open. Since then, Pliskova hasn’t made it further than R3 in any of the Grand Slam tournaments.
In Wimbledon, Pliskova reached R4 twice (2018, 2019) and is now on the right path to take one step further and make it into the final stages of the tournament.
For Zidanšek, her quest for her first Grand Slam ended today. It was a disappointing finish for the Slovenian, who left a strong statement with her semi-finals run at the 2021 French Open just a few weeks back.
Evans beats Lopez in Straight Sets
Dan Evans beat Feliciano Lopez (7-6, 6-2, 7-5) to advance into the second round of Wimbledon for the third time in his career. The British tennis player entered the match as a firm betting favorite but met strong resistance from the Spaniard.
The two fought for over two hours, with Lopez forcing two tight sets, but ended up short in the end. It marked Lopez’s fourth R1 exit at Wimbledon from 18 appearances.
As one of the most experienced players at the Grand Slam tournament, Lopez made it to three quarter-finals in Wimbledon (2005, 2008, 2011), but has not made it past R3 since 2014, when he got eliminated by Stan Wawrinka (6-7, 6-7, 3-6).
With his win over the grass-court veteran, Evans locked in his career third R2 appearance in Wimbledon. In 2019, Evans reached R3 but suffered a tight loss against Jao Sousa (6-4, 4-6, 5-7, 6-4, 4-6).