The women’s semi-finals get underway on Centre Court at Wimbledon on Friday, as Donna Vekic looks to upset the odds against seventh-seed Jasmine Paolini. Both players hold interest claims in terms of reaching the Grand Slam final, but which star will achieve their goal?  

Before Betting On Donna Vekic vs Jasmine Paolini

Jasmine Paolini will be among the front-runners to win the women’s Wimbledon title this year, as she is one of the highest-ranked players remaining in the competition. The Italian reached a first Grand Slam final earlier this year, but she was eventually beaten by Iga Swiatek. But, her progression across recent seasons has been evident, which was ear-marked by a win at the Dubai Championships.

Her form has remained strong on her return to the grass surface this summer, beating some talented players on her route to the semi-final stage. Paolini overcame former Grand Slam champion Bianca Andreescu in the third round, before knocking out seeded rivals in the forms of Madison Keys and Emma Navarro in the previous two rounds.

Donna Vekic was a huge outsider in the pre-tournament betting, as she chases just a fifth individual title on the WTA Tour. The Croatian will be playing in her first ever Grand Slam semi-final on Thursday, but she has reached two quarterfinals since making her breakthrough at the highest level in 2012.

Vekic has battled through the previous rounds, needing three sets in all but one of her five matches at Wimbledon this summer. She showed excellent character when she came back from a set-down for the second time in the tournament in the quarterfinal when she beat Australian player Lulu Sun.

Donna Vekic vs Jasmine Paolini Offshore Odds & Picks

Match ResultOdds
Donna Vekic+142
Jasmine Paolini-162

This will be the first meeting between the rivals on a grass court, with Paolini boasting a 2-1 advantage in overall clashes. We could see the Italian continuing her progression on the biggest stage by winning this interesting semi-final at Wimbledon on Thursday.