WTA Nature Valley Classic, Birmingham: Wang v V. Williams

Due to start at 5 pm

Wang 2.62, V. Williams 1.60

Venus Williams leads their previous matches 2-1. They last met at the French Open last season. Wang won on clay in straight sets. Venus’ last win was on the grass at Wimbledon. She won in 3 sets in 2017.

Their 12 month results are even with each winning 68% of their matches. Wang has better overall results in 2019. Venus has much stronger grass results.

Qiang Wang started the season strongly on hard courts with a third round at the Australian Open, third round in Indian Wells and quarter finals in Miami. She also managed a quarter final on the clay in Prague in April. She doesn’t have a huge amount of experience on grass. Her win over Lauren Davis in the last round was only her second main draw WTA grass victory.

 

Venus Williams was a top 10 player 12 months ago. She also started 2019 well. She reached the third round at The Australian Open. She backed that up with a quarter final in Indian Wells and a fourth round finish in Miami. Her grass results are excellent but she doesn’t often play tournaments other than Wimbledon. She reached the final in 2017 and the third round last season.  She had a fairly solid win over Sasnovich in the last round. She was only broken twice.

Back Venus around 1.80

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