As the 2016 Australian Tennis Open moves on, this Thursday the 28th of January 2016 we have the pleasure of previewing the Women’s semifinal match between the World’s No. 1 ranked S. Williams at 34 playing the Polish and World’s No. 3 ranked A. Radwanska at age 25 with the match being played at the Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia with no early odds available as of this writing.
The fans who Bet on Tennis at an online sportsbook were likely expecting S. Williams to beat her prime rival M. Sharapova and her track to winning another D. Akhurst Memorial Cup at this Australian Open 2016 seems almost inevitable. But, she has A. Radwanska in her next match in these upcoming semifinals who also is presently in good shape in this down-under tournament. What fans are wondering is whether Williams can beat the only top 5 player remaining in the tournament.
For those that like S. Williams you know that this past Tuesday she showed the World that she had no problem with M. Sharapova as she defeated the Russian in the quarterfinals at 6-4 and 6-1. The American tennis super star to date has 18 straight wins over Sharapova, and her 12th consecutive victory at this Melbourne Park Court.
William’s victory over Sharapova was a result of her strong serve in which she produces some 18 aces in the match over Sharapova. Williams now at 34 years of age also made 8 of her 11 points on net that she attempted as she continues seeking her 7 Open Titles at the Australian Open.
This tournament just happens to be the 1st tournament for Williams since she had the big loss in last year’s U.S. Open semifinals. But since coming into this tournament in down-under Melbourne she has been dominating, since all victories for her in this tournament have been in straight sets to date. In the match, Sharapova only was able to win 1 game in the total of the 10 sets she played to date.
Now the No. 1 women’s tennis player will take on A. Radwanska and for the 9th time in William’s career to date. Previously, Williams has not had any difficulty defeating Radwanska as she beat her in their 8 prior meetings. William’s ultimate 5 win against this Polish player Radwanska have all been on hard surfaces, and in 4 of the 5 matches Williams won in consecutive sets.
If you are a fan of the Polish A. Radwanska are you wondering if this is the season for her to break out? To date she seems to be off to a good start after last season’s win at the Finals of the WTA. Then this past Tuesday she sped by Spain’s C. Navarro 6-1and 6-3 and winning in just 83 minutes total game time, as she came into her 5th Grand Slam semifinal spot. In the match she only had 13 unforced mistakes as Navarro had 45, and made 6 of the 12 break point chances she encountered while completing some 68% of her 1st serve attempts in the victory.
The more encouraging fact on Radwanska in this 2016 season, apart from the fact that she has a clear record in the 10- 2016 matches that she has won. Earlier in January she went past the Shenzhen Tournament in China for her 1st title of 2016 as she won all of her 5 matches in straight sets, and in this Australian Open only 1 match to date has went to the 3rd set for a decision.
It’s true that Radwanska has not defeated S. Williams in their earlier 8 meetings, but take note that her last defeat at this tournament was in the semifinals back in 2013. With the Thursday match being both players 1st match at an Australian Open, and that gives Radwanska much more optimism to at last overcome the Williams bump.
The online wagering prediction for this 2016 Women’s semifinals is that Williams will beat Radwanska in straight sets 6-2 and 6-3 to move on to the final round.