Emma Raducanu v Renata Zarazua | Wimbledon 2024 preview, betting tips and H2H

Jonathan Davies in Wimbledon 01 Jul 2024
Raducanu returns to Wimbledon after a two-year absence (PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo)

Emma Raducanu makes her Wimbledon return when she locks horns with Renata Zarazua in the opening round on Monday.

The former US Open champion missed out on last year’s grass-court major due to injury, and will be eager to make up for lost time 12 months on.

Raducanu burst onto the scene here with a run to the fourth round in 2021, just a couple of months before her fairytale triumph in New York.

The 21-year-old was preparing to face Ekaterina Alexandrova, until the 22nd seed withdrew on Monday morning through illness.

In stepped lucky loser – and world number 98 – Zarazua, who will make her debut at the All England Club, having been beaten by Mccartney Kessler during qualifying.

It is the latest WTA landmark for the 26-year-old Mexican after she also qualified for Australian Open, Italian Open and French Open earlier in the campaign.

A second-round showdown with either Elise Mertens or Nao Hibino awaits the winner of this match.

The match gets under way at around 4pm BST on Monday and will be contested over the best of three sets on Centre Court.

Emma Raducanu v Renata Zarazua prediction

Though there was been widespread frustration at Raducanu not kicking on from that US Open victory, Raducanu is in the best shape she has been for a while.

After missing the French Open to prepare for the grass-court season, the world number 135’s decision has been justified with a run to the Rothesay Open semi-finals in Nottingham, while she beat fellow former Flushing Meadows champion Sloane Stephens and second seed Jessica Pegula on the way to reaching the last eight in Eastbourne.

That solid form makes her a heavy favourite for this contest.

Zarazua has reached a WTA 125 semi-final in Parma this year, but that general lack of experience at WTA Tour level is likely to see her opponent run out a comfortable winner.

Emma Raducanu v Renata Zarazua betting tip

Emma Raducanu under 18.5 games @ 1/1 with Bet365

Emma Raducanu v Renata Zarazua match odds

Player Bet365 odds
Emma Raducanu 1/10
Renata Zarazua 6/1

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Emma Raducanu v Renata Zarazua head-to-head

This will be the first ever meeting between the players on the WTA Tour.

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