Iga Swiatek vs Elina Svitolina Wimbledon Odds, Pick | Expert Preview
Steven Paston/Getty. Pictured: Elina Svitolina.
Swiatek vs Svitolina Odds
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Just seven matches remain in the women's draw from Wimbledon, as the quarterfinal stage of the event is here!
We've got the best women in the world still involved with potential spoilers on fast courts like Madison Keys also lingering in the draw. It should be a spicy final few days of action from Southwest London! Let's dive right into the match that sees Iga Swiatek taking on Elina Svitolina.
Swiatek Looking to Conquer the Final Frontier
It took a few years, but the world No. 1 has finally reached the quarterfinals at The Championships.
It wasn't easy either, as a quick-court specialist in Belinda Bencic – someone who also gives Swiatek trouble when they play – was her opponent in the fourth round. In fact, Bencic had a pair of match points in the second set that would've once again taken the Pole out prior to the quarterfinal round, but she couldn't convert either of them.
Now it's about seeing just how far Swiatek can go, and she has to like her chances.
Svitolina has been a strong player in the past, but she doesn't possess the style that should give her many problems, and it's not likely she's all the way back to that top-five or top-10 player just yet.
With Keys, Elena Rybakina and Aryna Sabalenka all in the other half of the draw, the path to the final is as clear as it could be on grass courts for the one they affectionately dub "1ga."
She's alluded to being more comfortable with her movement on the grass, and her perennially underrated serve and forehand are still effective on this surface. Beating Svitolina and then either Jessica Pegula or Marketa Vondrousova isn't the biggest ask for her to reach her first Wimbledon final.
Svitolina Resurgence Continues
What a comeback story for Svitolina after a prolonged absence from the tour after becoming a new mother.
Where one would expect her to need a few months to get back up to speed, the 28-year-old nearly won her first match back in Charleston at a WTA 500 event, and while she struggled for a few weeks afterwards, she was still competitive against a player like Clara Tauson and pushed Aliaksandra Sasnovich as well.
Since the beginning of May, Svitolina has rapidly ascended the world rankings, already being back to 76th in the world, with this run at Wimbledon pushing her back into the top-50 when the rankings are released next.
As one of the more consistent players on tour, with decent weapons in terms of her serve and groundstrokes, she was a mainstay inside the world's top-10 for quite some time.
Her primary issue was always at this stage of Grand Slams, where the players with that raw power and huge strokes from the baseline would overwhelm her.
The counterpunching simply isn't as effective against the world's elite as it is against everyone else.
Swiatek vs Svitolina Pick
I think being cautious on grass with Swiatek was a reasonable take leading into this event. Some of her comments about feeling more comfortable this season on grass and being happy that she did play a lead-in event in Germany match up with her play on court looking much stronger than in years past.
We know the profile that typically gives her problems is the big-serving, baseline hitter that can rush her and take the time she needs to run down balls and set up her shots away.
That isn't Svitolina. I'm still not completely sold on the Ukrainian's form just yet. The title in Strasbourg was impressive, as her runs at Roland Garros and the All England Club have been, but of all those victories, her two best were against Daria Kasatkina (who she has dominated historically), and Victoria Azarenka (who hadn't won back-to-back matches at an event prior to this week since February).
I'll take Swiatek to clear this hurdle much more efficiently than the last.
Pick: Under 19.5 (-105 via BetMGM)