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Wimbledon picks: How public is betting Wimbledon women’s semifinal matches

The Wimbledon women’s semifinals take place on Thursday. We break down how the public is betting the two matches.

Ashleigh Barty of Australia serves against Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia in the quarter finals of the ladies singles during Day Eight of The Championships - Wimbledon 2021 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 06, 2021 in London, England. Photo by TPN/Getty Images

The Championships at Wimbledon have reached the semifinals. The women’s draw will hold its two semifinal matches on Thursday, July 8 and the final on Saturday, July 10. The three remaining matches across the semis and final will air on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.

On Thursday, the women’s draw will open with No. 1 seed Ashleigh Barty facing No. 25 seed Angelique Kerber. The match is scheduled to get going at approximately 8:30 a.m. ET. Barty lost a set in her first round win over Carla Suárez Navarro, but has not lost a set since. Kerber has twice gone to three sets this tournament. This marks the second seeded opponent for both players.

The betting public at DraftKings Sportsbook is backing the favorite in this one. Barty is a -235 favorite while Kerber is a +185 underdog. The top seed is currently getting 75% of total bets and 70% of total handle. The two players are even in four matches with their last matchup a Barty straight sets win at the 2018 Wuhan Open.

The second semifinal will get underway at approximately 9:45 a.m. and feature No. 2 seed Aryna Sabalenka and No. 8 seed Karolina Plíšková. This is Sabalenka’s third match against a ranked opponent and she has twice gone to three sets. Plíšková has yet to lose a set, but this will be her first match against a seeded opponent.

The betting public at DraftKings Sportsbook is backing the favorite in this one as well. Sabalenka is a -215 favorite while Plíšková is a +170 underdog. The No. 2 seed is currently getting 77% of total bets and 82% of total handle. Sabalenka has won both of their previous matchups, most recently winning in three sets at the 2018 Western & Southern Open.

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