Elise Mertens vs. Madison Keys 2021 Wimbledon Third Round Odds, Preview, and Prediction
One of the first seed-versus-seed matchups at the 2021 Wimbledon ladies singles side of events will take place this Friday between No. 13 Elise Mertens and No. 23 Madison Keys. Which of these two former WTA Tour standouts from the mid-2010s will keep her respective run at Wimbledon alive?
Read on for odds and preview for the 2021 Wimbledon third-round match between Elise Mertens and Madison Keys below. And for all the latest updates from the WTA, ATP, and all other major sports leagues, head back to our Nitrogen Sports Blog after this.
2021 Wimbledon Third Round: Elise Mertens vs. Madison Keys preview and odds
Where: All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London
When: Friday, July 2, 2021
Odds: Elise Mertens (-109) vs. Madison Keys (-108)
Where to watch: ESPN+
What to know about Elise Mertens
Elise Mertens vs. Madison Keys betting odds for Mertens: -109
Despite having poor form upon entering London, World No. 16 Elise Mertens is making it look easy through the first two rounds at Wimbledon.
Merten lost in the very first round of her two tune-up tournaments held on grass in Birmingham and Eastbourne. However, the 25-year-old Belgian turned things around at Wimbledon with a couple of straight-set victories to start, recently making quick work of Lin Zhu in the second round, 6-2, 6-0.
Wimbledon is one of the Grand Slam tournaments that Mertens has yet to win. The former Australian and U.S. Open champion is hot off her career-best finish in the latest installment of the Wimbledon Championships in 2019, reaching the quarterfinal stage after third-round exits or earlier in her three prior appearances in the tournament.
What to know about Madison Keys
Elise Mertens vs. Madison Keys betting odds for Keys: -108
Similar to Mertens, Rock Island native Madison Keys rolled over her first two matches at Wimbledon.
The 27th-best female tennis player in the WTA recently dispatched her fellow American Lauren Davis in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4, with Keys having 22 winners to just 11 for Davis. That win from the second round now gives Keys four matches won on grass this year, which is certainly more than what Mertens has accomplished.
Speaking of Mertens, Keys has a 2-0 head-to-head record against her Belgian rival. The two first met at the 2017 U.S. Open and faced each other again at the 2019 Australian Open, with Keys winning both affairs in straight sets.
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Elise Mertens vs. Madison Keys betting trends
- Mertens is merely 2-4 in her last four tournaments prior to Wimbledon. Although, she does have a respectable 8-4 record in four appearances at the famed Grand Slam tournament.
- Meanwhile, Keys also has a decent 15-7 record at Wimbledon. She made it as far as the quarterfinal round of the event on one occasion back in 2015.
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What’s your Elise Mertens vs. Madison Keys Wimbledon Third Round prediction?
This matchup is as close as it gets at this relatively early stage of Wimbledon. Mertens has the winning experience in other Grand Slam events, while Keys has better momentum and head-to-head record against her next opponent. Their respective odds would also suggest that this third-round showdown can also be decided with a flip of a coin.
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*All stated odds are subject to change without prior notice.