Emma Raducanu v Maria Sakkari | Wimbledon 2024 preview, betting tips and H2H

Jonathan Davies in Wimbledon 05 Jul 2024
Raducanu is eyeing a second appearance in the Wimbledon fourth round (Associated Press / Alamy Stock Photo)

Emma Raducanu bids to reach the Wimbledon fourth round when she faces ninth seed Maria Sakkari on Centre Court on Friday.

The former US Open champion is full of momentum on her return to SW19, after missing out 12 months ago.

Raducanu is yet to drop a set in her victories over lucky loser Renata Zarazua and doubles world number one Elise Mertens, and now looks to match her best performance at the All England Club.

However, she undoubtedly faces her sternest test yet in two-time major semi-finalist Sakkari.

This season’s Indian Wells Open finalist has also reeled off four successive sets in her wins over McCartney Kessler and Arantxa Rus.

One of those unblemished records will have to give here.

A fourth-round showdown with New Zealand’s Lulu Sun awaits the winner of this match.

The match gets under way at around 4.30pm BST on Friday and will be contested over the best of three sets on Centre Court.

Emma Raducanu v Maria Sakkari prediction

The WTA rankings would make Sakkari the favourite, but the form book suggests otherwise.

She arrived at Wimbledon off the back of four straight defeats, and had lost five of her six most recent matches at majors.

Sakkari is yet to reach round four at SW19, while you must go back to the 2022 Australian Open for the last time she did at a Grand Slam.

Raducanu will be encouraged by this, along with the fact she has enjoyed a solid grass-court season up to this point.

After reaching the Rothesay Open semi-finals, the Briton beat former US Open champion Sloane Stephens and second seed Jessica Pegula on the way to the last eight at Eastbourne.

Therefore, there is every chance she will delight her home crowd once again today.

Emma Raducanu v Maria Sakkari betting tip

Emma Raducanu to win 2-1 @ 11/4 with Bet365

Emma Raducanu v Maria Sakkari match odds

Player Bet365 odds
Emma Raducanu 4/6
Maria Sakkari 6/5

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Emma Raducanu v Maria Sakkari head-to-head

This will be only the second meeting between the players on the WTA Tour, with Raducanu prevailing in straight sets in their 2021 US Open semi-final showdown on the way to glory.

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