In the women’s, the obvious contenders are Serena Williams, French Open champion Garbine Muguruza - bidding to go one better than last year - and twice champion Petra Kvitova. Williams and Muguruza have played just one match between them since Roland Garros, which the Spaniard lost, and Kvitova was bagelled in the third set by Jo Konta at Eastbourne this week. So I'll give them a wide berth for now.

One player who could go a long way at a price is Tsvetana Pironkova. The Bulgarian reached the quarter-finals at Roland Garros for the first time earlier this month but she saves her best for SW19. She could have been given a kinder opener than Belinda Bencic but she is in better form than when she lost to the Swiss here 12 months ago.

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The other player I feel is overpriced is Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber who has what looks a fairly easy path to the quarter-finals. The German reached the semi-finals in 2012 and she has an excellent record against her most likely quarter-final opponent in Madison Keys.

Our favourite 6-0, 6-1 bets tend to bear less fruit on grass but I will have a small play on Kerber against Laura Robson. The Briton’s wrist troubles are well-documented and she has had an interrupted preparation due to a leg injury.
Pironkova to win second quarter - 2pt @ 20/1
Tsvetana Pironkova to win outright - 1pt e/w @ 150/1
Kerber to win third quarter-final - 2pt @ 6/1
Kerber to win first set 6-0 v Laura Robson - 2pt @ 11/1
Kerber to win first set 6-1 v Robson - 2.5pt @ 9/2
kerber winnner - 1pt e/w @ 28/1