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Coco Vandeweghe vs Magdalena Rybarikova - Wimbledon Quarter-finals preview and odds

Published on: 11/07/2017

Coco Vandeweghe vs Magdalena Rybarikova - Wimbledon Quarter-finals preview and odds

July 11, 2017 14:00am - Wimbledon

Wimbledon Championships WomenÂ’s Tennis

Coco Vandeweghe will look to improve on her best-ever Wimbledon showing from two years ago when she fell to Maria Sharapova at the quarter-final stage. Standing in her way this year is Magdalena Rybarikova, the player who sent her crashing out in the first round at Roland Garros.

There may be more eye-catching matches in the quarter-final line-up but this should be an intriguing encounter nonetheless. Vandeweghe has already reached one Grand Slam semi-final this year (Australia) and broke into the top 20 for the first time back in May, while Rybarikova has climbed up nearly 400 ranking places since March and currently sits at No. 85 in the world.

Rybarikova achieved this dramatic rise by putting in some hard graft at ITF level, picking up four titles along the way including two on grass in England last month. She has followed that up with an impressive run here in which she has already knocked out pre-tournament favourite Karolina Pliskova. In the last round, she needed three set to overcome the challenge of Petra Martic who has enjoyed a similar rise through the ranking since returning from injury.

Vandweghe comes into this game on the back of a straight sets victory over Dane Caroline Wozniacki. As a result, she is now being mentioned as a potential winner of the tournament. However, there are still plenty of challenges ahead for the 25-year-old. A win here would set up a quarter-final clash with either Garbine Muguruza or Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Betting odds and tips

Vandeweghe has been serving well and has been clinical in taking her chances on break of serve. Such precision will be necessary here as Rybarikova`s form defies her current ranking. What`s more, the American has yet to beat the Slovakian in two previous meetings, the most recent of which came at Roland Garros this year.

This could be closer than many are predicting and the 6/4 on offer for a total of three sets looks like a decent bet.

You can back Over 2.5 sets at 6/4 with Bet365.

By Neil Morris

Published on: 11/07/2017

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (11/07/2017 10:05:23) but are subject to change.