The first round at Wimbledon finally concluded on Wednesday morning, with a handful of matches ending early in the afternoon. Jule Niemeier, world No. 97, orchestrated the biggest upset of the tournament thus far on Wednesday with a dominant 6-4, 6-0 victory over world No. 2 Anett Kontaveit. Check the Tsurenko vs Niemeier Stats below.
Niemeier, who quickly became a fan favorite during the match, will be up against Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko in the third round. Tsurenko defeated fellow Ukrainian Anhelina Kalinina in a tough, three-set battle on Wednesday.
The third-round match between Tsurenko and Niemeier is tentatively scheduled for Friday morning, but there have already been multiple weather-related delays at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. Expect this match to be played at the latest by Saturday morning, but keep an eye on start times.
For betting on tennis, whether it’s Tsurenko vs. Niemeier or any other of the third-round matches at Wimbledon, be sure to check out all reputable sportsbooks to see which has the most favorable tennis betting lines.
While one sportsbook might have Niemeier at -150, another might have her at -140. This makes a considerable difference depending on how much you plan on wagering.
Tsurenko vs. Niemeier Stats
Lesia Tsurenko Stats
Although Tsurenko, at 33, is on the back half of her career, she’s been having a solid season thus far with a record of 19-10 prior to Wimbledon. She reached the quarterfinals at Eastbourne after earning an entry in the tournament via qualification and has looked solid through two matches at Wimbledon.
Tsurenko’s best season came in 2018 when she reached the quarterfinals at the US Open and Round of 16 at Wimbledon. She’s hoping to replicate that success this year.
She is 19-10 this season and has a career record of 37-28 on grass. She has yet to play Niemer on the WTA Tour.
Jule Niemeier Stats
Niemeier was a major underdog in her second-round match against Kontaveit, but it didn’t look that way when the match started. She won a break early in the first set and dominated the second set to cruise to victory. She’s the betting favorite at -150 in her third-round match, whereas Tsurenko is listed at +120.
Niemeier, playing in only her second Grand Slam, the second-round victory was the biggest of her career: “Winning at Wimbledon on Court One is an amazing feeling. I am happy I could handle the situation today. I love playing on grass.”
To that point, Niemeier is 7-3 on the grass in her short career. Tsurenko, however, is also a solid grasscourt player with a career record of 37-28. Niemeier is 25-13 this season and ranked No. 97 in the world.
Tsurenko vs. Niemeier Betting Trends
- Tsurenko has played almost 90 more minutes than Niemeier through two matches
- They have never played each other
- Niemeier was 3-5 against top-100 ranked opponents prior to Wimbledon
Tsurenko vs. Niemeier Predictions
Niemeier might be one of the most dangerous women in the draw at this point. She’s a relative unknown and is playing with house money, considering nobody expected her to be this far.
Her victory over Kontaveit was the highlight of her career, and she has a chance to build upon that by reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon. There’s a reason she has the more favorable tennis betting odds.
Niemeier won three qualifying matches to earn her place in the French Open, and while she lost her first-round match, she put up a fight in a three-set affair against Sloane Stephens. She also won her first event, a WTA 125 tournament in Croatia, earlier this season.
With that said, this should be a fairly close match in terms of Wimbledon Open odds, and these two players have never played each other, so it’s hard to know how their playing styles compare on the court.
Tennis betting odds favor Niemeier, and the safe bet here is to go with the 22-year-old German. She’s enjoying a breakthrough year and has performed well through two rounds in only her second Grand Slam appearance.
Niemeier has also played nearly 90 fewer minutes than Tsurenko, who had to dig deep to win both matches in a combined time of three hours and 41 minutes. Niemeier will be more rested and motivated following her impressive win over world No. 2 Kontaveit.
Neiemier has youth and momentum on her side and should move on to the fourth round.
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