Live Betting: Wimbledon Weekend ActionPublished June 28, 2013 by OCR Editor
Wimbledon to continue on weekend without Nadal, Federer, Sharapova.
Wimbledon enters crucial stages on the weekend, with the third round to decide which men and women make it through to the Round of 16. But some noticeable faces will be missing from the action in both the men's and ladies' draws, thanks to the shock elimination of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova in the tournament's opening days.
First it was Nadal who exited the grasscourt grand slam with his upset loss to world number 135 Steve Darcis. On Thursday, seven-time Wimbledon champ Federer failed to make the quarter-finals for the first time in 37 grand slams by losing to 116 th -ranked Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky. Sharapova, the 2004 Wimbledon champion, lose in straight sets to 131 st -ranked Portuguese woman Michelle Larcher.
Depending how you look at it, these upsets either pave the way for Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray to swoop in and claim the Wimbledon men's singles crown and Serena Williams to win the ladies' title, or for an unknown to beat the remaining stars for a chance at glory.
William Hill Sports will be with punters throughout the weekend, offering online betting on every singles match with a range of scenarios - including, match, set and game results. Round of 16 singles betting will be up as soon as third round matches are completed and the draw is known.
In title betting, Hill is constantly revising its title odds with all the upsets, which could provide some good winning opportunities. In the men's, Djoka has firmed as the hot favorite with only Murray close behind, while the situation in the ladies' is similar - it is Serena followed by Petra Kvitova.
As it has done throughout Wimbledon, this leading online sportsbook will offer live betting on every single match throughout the weekend. Simply log in, click on "In-Play Betting", find the match you would like to place a wager on, and you will find updated odds on match result, point-by-point result and other options.