A few 1st round Wimbledon punts…
She may be more than double the German age but she has plenty of experience on the Wimbledon grass and although the 18 year old German will be confident after winning 3 qualifying round, I think Kimiko can take this match up. Should be a good contest either way, and watch out for the Japanese 42 year old in the doubles too.
The Czech was at a career high when getting injured last year and is only just making her comeback. She can play well on grass and has defeated Agniezska Radwanska at Wimbledon a few years ago. She is confident having won three qualifying matches. Donna though is a young player and already making her mark. I expect her to go zooming up the rankings once the age restrictions on the amount of tennis she can play are relaxed. The Croat reached the final of WTA in Birmingham last week also losing only to Hantuchova. Should be a close match.
The Italian turned Swiss star has made the seeding this year and although not a natural grass court player, can do really well and has reached the 2nd round twice before. Riske who did so well in WTA Birmingham, making the Semi-Finals, has never won a main tour match in her career outside of Birmingham! Thats a big hurdle to overcome and Oprandi can match the American. Riske needs to break this record and if she can do it against Romina, then who knows what confidence she will gain!!!
The Dutch girl has been in horris form and slipped all the way down the WTA rankings. However she has picked up a couple of match wins in recent weeks and doesn’t mind a bit of grass court play. If any return of confidence Rus can take on Puchkova, if still struggling then the Russian will take it
Remember all these tips are underdogs in their matches so only small punts are suggested.