Williams vs. Sharapova Odds


LONDON, England (TheSpread) – The 2012 Olympics is set to host its gold medal match in Women’s Tennis on Saturday. Here is a look at the odds to win this match.

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The finals of women’s tennis features American Serena Williams against Russian Maria Sharapova. According to oddsmakers, Williams is the clear favorite in this one, as she has odds of -550 to win the gold, while Sharapova has odds of +350 to prevail. Williams is 8-2 against Sharapova all time in major events.

Williams has been on a rampage on the road to the gold medal match. She esily disposed of Caroline Wozniacki 6-0, 6-3 and then eliminated the world’s top ranked player, Victoria Azarenka, 6-1, 6-2 in the semifinals. Williams is playing for her first singles gold medal and she is also a five-time champion at Wimbledon, where the event is taking place. Williams won the 2012 Wimbledon Championship last month.

Sharapova had a little tougher time getting to the finals, but not much. She beat Kim Clijsters 6-2, 7-5 in the quarters and then disposed of fellow Russian, Maria Kirilenko, 6-2, 6-3. Sharapova is also contending for her first Olympic gold medal and she too is a Wimbledon champion, as she beat Williams in the 2004 final. She was eliminated in the fourth round of the 2012 Wimbledon Tournament.

The 2012 Summer Olympics gold medal match for Women’s Tennis takes place on Saturday, Aug. 4 from London, England. For a look at the odds for the match, see below.

2012 Summer Olympics – Women’s Tennis – Gold Medal Match

Serena Williams (USA) -550

Maria Sharapova (RUS) +350

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