Samantha Stosur A Sucker Bet For Wimbledon 2010

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Stosur may have had a fantastic French Open and she may be on incredible form – but she’s never come through at Wimbledon before.

Here’s a coin toss: who will last longer at the All England Club – Nikolay Davydenko on the men’s side or Stosur on the women’s?  I’d guess a push with both of them going out in the second round.

Samantha Stosur is through to the quarterfinals in Eastbourne but anything short of a title and her odds of  +1200 with SportingBet to win Wimbledon have to be dismissed.  Those might be good odds if they were for Stosur to win her quarter at the All England Club however there’s no way this player is making the final at Wimbledon despite her recent form.

Stosur was the most deserving player at the 2010 French Open as she eliminated Justine Henin and Serena Williams from the Roland Garros draw in back to back matches, victories that were definitely head turning.  However Stosur made the semis of the French Open last year and was playing well at that time.  She did not follow up that result with success at Wimbledon 2009 as she went out in the 3rd round.

That 3rd round result was actually the best result for Stosur at the All England Club in 7 visits to the grass court slam and she is 5-7 careerwise in the tournament.  Should Stosur face either of the Williams sisters she might be expected to be a +1000 underdog in that single match on grass in terms of true odds.

Put Stosur way out at +2500 (25/1) for the outright winner’s market for Wimbledon in terms of true odds and don’t touch anything shorter (don’t expect anything shorter either).


Ian Horne
Ian goes back to the very early days of CrunchSports, having been tirelessly covering soccer for us for over 10 years.

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