We’re back with another daily 2021 Wimbledon tennis update, where we take a look at the recent events, results, and upsets at the third Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year. As any round before, Day 5 of Wimbledon has produced quite a few interesting results, which we will cover to provide you with all the needed information for you to bet on Wimbledon betting odds.
2021 Wimbledon Daily Update – July 2nd Update
ATP & WTA Betting | 2021 Wimbledon
- When: June 28 – Jul 11
- Where: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, England
Khachanov Upsets Tiafoe
World no.29 Karen Khachanov beat Frances Tiafoe in straight sets on Friday, July 2, to produce one of the day’s biggest upsets. Khachanov entered the match as a +120 underdog yet proved all the doubters wrong with a straightforward victory.
The 25-year-old Russian proved himself as a formidable opponent from the get-go, keeping Tiafoe on his toes throughout the first set. The two went back and forth until the Russian found his footing in the seventh game when he took a 4-3 lead and needed only two more games to seal the deal at 6-4.
The following sets proved to be much closer, albeit, despite his best efforts, Tiafoe was unable to catch up to Khachanov. The latter won the final two sets of the day with 6-4 to secure his career-first Wimbledon 1/8 finals appearance.
The Russian has previously done well at English grass courts, reaching R3 twice (2017, 2019) and R4 in 2018. He is now only one step away from matching his career-best Grand Slam placement – quarter-finals at the 2019 French Open.
For Tiafoe, this loss marks yet another early exit from Wimbledon. He has never made it past R3 in England and crashed out from the first round in 2019.
Swiatek Cruises into 1/8 Finals
Iga Swiatek beat world no.79 Irina Begu in straight sets to advance into the next stage of the 2021 Wimbledon. The 20-year-old entered the match as a heavy betting favorite, and she didn’t need much to prove just how much better she is.
The Pole won the match with 6-1, 6-0, facing zero to no resistance from the 2018 Wimbledon doubles quarter-finalist in her first head-to-head bout with the Romanian.
With this win, Swiatek further solidified her name as one of the most promising up-and-coming tennis players. She has already won the 2020 French Open and added a quarter-final appearance earlier last month, which is an impressive feat for a player who has been in the scene for barely three years.
Swiatek attended Wimbledon only once, in 2019, when she got eliminated in R1 by Viktorija Golubic (2-6, 6-7). The Pole has already secured her career-best placement at All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club and now has her eyes set on her second Grand Slam title.
Pliskova Continues to Dominate
Karolina Pliskova is by no means one of the main betting favorites to win the 2021 Wimbledon, but with the form she has been showing of late, her opponents should keep an eye on her. Pliskova ended another day with a commanding victory; this time, her victim was world no.87, Tereza Martincova.
The two fought it out on the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club on Friday, July 2, for just north of 1:30 hours, and not once during that time did it seem like Pliskova wasn’t in full control.
The 29-year-old Czech has stumbled a bit in the first set, allowing Martincova to tie the series at 1-1, but once she gained the lead, Pliskova never let go of it. She won the first set with 6-3 and emulated that success in the final set of the game.
By making it into the 1/8 finals at 2021 Wimbledon, Pliskova locked in her best Grand Slam placement of the year. She finished the 2021 Australian Open in R3 and failed to make it past R2 in France. She is now through to the R4, matching her Wimbledon placements from 2019 and 2020.
Martincova’s quest for her first Grand Slam title ended today, but she can be happy with her performances. The 26-year-old has reached her career-best Grand Slam placement, having crashed out in R2 in France, and suffered four R1 eliminations from Wimbledon (2019) and US Open (2017, 2019, 2020).