An intriguing women’s Wimbledon final awaits between revitalised 2011 champion Petra Kvitova and rising star of the female game, Eugenie Bouchard. Luckily for would-be punters the monarch of stats has done his homework on the contest to offer some valuable insight.
Ladbrokes customers thinking of having a flutter on the Saturday afternoon showpiece will do well do check out the numbers before making any selections.
6 – Six of the last seven finals on the penultimate day of the championships have been over within two sets. Exactly two sets 4/7
4 – Four out of the last six first-time finalists have had to make do with the runners-up silver plate, including the last two (Agnieszka Radwanska and Sabine Lisicki). Kvitova to win 8/11
9 – It’s been nine years – a 17-year-old Maria Sharapova did it in 2004 – since anyone under the age of 21 lifted the Rosewater Dish aloft. This is potentially more bad news for Bouchard, however at least the year ends in ‘4’ again.
7 – The importance of winning the opening set cannot be underestimated in recent years. It’s eight years since any participant (Amelie Mauresmo) lost the first set but recovered to win it in three. Kvitova to win the first set and win the match 11/10
4 – Moreover, since the Williams sisters contested a tiebreak back in 2009, the first set has been somewhat of a procession during the following years (6-3,6-3,6-1,6-1). First set total games – Under 9.5 games 1/1
0 – Zero Canadians have ever contested the final let alone won it. Then again it’s been 15 years since the Championships went two consecutive years without a north American player claiming the grass major.
2 – In the six matches apiece that these ladies have won to get here, they have only contested two tie breaks each. Tiebreak in the match – no 1/3
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