Another day has passed in Wimbledon, and we’re back with our daily 2021 Wimbledon update, where we look at what has happened on the English grass tennis courts, which players performed up to expectations, and which big names under-delivered.
To no one’s surprise, Day 2 of 2021 Wimbledon has produced quite a few memorable moments, and while some of those include top-rated players showing off their skill, we have also seen a few upsets. Here is our 2021 Wimbledon update with all the information you’ll need to place bets on Wimbledon odds.
2021 Wimbledon Daily Update – June 30th Update
ATP & WTA Betting | 2021 Wimbledon
- When: June 28 – Jul 11
- Where: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, England
No.5 Seed Andreescu is Out!
The fifth-seeded Bianca Andreescu has been eliminated from 2021 Wimbledon by world no.58 Alize Cornet, who beat the Canadian tennis star in straight sets with 6-2, 6-1. It marked one of the biggest upsets of the day and Andreescu’s second Wimbledon R1 exit in her career.
Andreescu started the match strongly and took a 1-0 lead in the first set, dropped the next point, and retook the lead with 2-1. At that point, Cornet found her footing and strung together five consecutive points to seal the first set of the match with a commanding 6-2 victory.
Things didn’t improve in the second set for the Canadian no.1, who struggled to keep up with the French, who didn’t need long to secure a 4-0 lead. Andreescu showed some resistance and reduced the gap to 1-4, but was unable to close the deal and lost the second set with 1-6.
Although Cornet was viewed as a formidable opponent, she stunned the tennis world with her commanding win. She is now through to the next round at Wimbledon, having never made it past R4, and failed to reach further than R1 since 2016.
Linette Reverse-Sweeps Anisimova
Magda Linette reverse swept Amanda Anisimova with 2-1 on Wednesday to edge past world no.81 and straight into the second round at 2021 Wimbledon. Linette entered the match as a +175 underdog, which made sense due to her lack of success on the English grass courts.
In five trips to Wimbledon, the Pole made it out of the first round only once (2019, R3) and has struggled to achieve much on grass courts, where she holds a 45% win rate. On the other hand, Anisimova has proven herself a solid grass-court player with a 54% win rate.
On that day, however, it was Linette who was as a more efficient grass player. The Pole lost the first set 2-6, but quickly bounced back with a commanding 6-3 win to the match at 1-1.
She carried over the momentum into the final set, where she took a 3-0 lead, dropped the fourth game, and closed out the deal with 6-1 to round up her reverse-sweep victory.
It marked Linette’s second head-to-head victory against Anisimova, who she beat in the 13/2 finals of 2019 Wimbledon.
Pella Eliminated by Berretti
The Argentinian 2019 Wimbledon quarter-finalist Guido Pella has been eliminated by a six-year younger Matteo Berrettini, who won hit opening Wimbledon fixture 3-1.
Berretti was expected to do well but soon met resistance from the experienced Argentine. The two went back-and-forth in the first set, with Berretti eventually edging out a 6-4 victory.
The second set belonged to Pella, who outclassed Berretti with 6-3 but was unable to keep up with the Italian as fatigue started to set in. Pella started the third set strong and kept Berrettini at 4-4 before losing the next two games.
Berrettini did not need long to seal the deal, he closed out the four-set fixture with a clean 6-0, for which he needed barely 23 minutes. With this win, Berrettini made it to the second round of Wimbledon for the third time in his career.
In his debut year, Berrettini made it to the second round and improved upon that by reaching R4 in 2019, when he got eliminated by the eventual finalist Roger Federer (1-6, 2-6, 2-6).