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Day 1 Womens: Keothavong faces tough Nottingham repeat

| 20.06.2011

Naomi Brady will be relishing a second crack at rival Anne Keothavong when they meet at Wimbeldon on Monday.

Brady was brilliant when beating future French superstar Caroline Garcia in Birmingham, and the 21-year-old will take confidence from her three set defeat to Keothavong in Nottingham.

Keothavong has taken the spoils on both of the occasions these two have met and at 1/2 to win she should take her place in the second round.

However punters looking for a bit of value will find it in taking the 6/5 for three sets in the match.

Francesca Schiavone vs Jelena Dokic

Sixth seed Schiavone faces a real fight in her opening round match at Wimbledon and the Italian French Open finalist could be the first big casualty of the tournament.

Dokic, ranked 59 in the world, lost in the final of the UNICEF Open in Holland last week and has beaten Schiavone on the three occasions they have met, including earlier in the year in Kuala Lumpar.

At 5/4 to win, Dokic looks plenty of value and a three-set match looks a banker with the Australian 10/3 to win 2-1.

Sara Errani vs Kaia Kanepi

18 places separate these twi players in the rankings but hardly anything separates them in the Wimbledon odds.

Kanepi just edges the favouritism for this first round tie at 4/5 but Erranu is a 10/11 shot.

The two have met twice and share a win apiece against each other, but both of these matches came on clay.

Kanepi has lost both of her warm-up matches for Wimbledon at Eastbourne and Birmingham, and punters should side with Errani who has had more game time on grass.

Three sets is a certainty so take Errani at 3/1 to win 2-1.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.