JOHANNA KONTA’S impressive run at the Wuhan Open was ended yesterday by Venus Williams who now faces Roberta Vinci in the semi-finals today.
It’s a battle of the veterans and although Vinci has lost all three previous meetings the 32-year-old Italian stunned Venus’s sister Serena in the US Open semis last month to wreck her bid for the calendar Grand Slam.
Former world No.1 Venus is 11-18 favourite at Marathonbet who make Vinci a 20-13 shot and over 2.5 sets pays a tempting 6-4 at Paddy Power.
The other last-four clash sees Garbine Muguruza chalked up at 11-10 by Stan James against Angelique Kerber (8-11, bet365) while there’s men’s quarter-final action from Shenzhen and Kuala Lumpur featuring the likes of Tomas Berdych and Nick Kyrgios.
At the Rugby World Cup defending champs New Zealand face minnows Georgia with the All Blacks evens at BetVictor and bet365 on the minus 64 point handicap.
There’s also Pro12 domestic rugby as well as international Twenty20 cricket – India v South Africa – among the sporting highlights so post your tips and chat here and good luck with your bets.