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Exclamation There's a bet of 30,000 on Maria winning Wimbledon!

SHARAPOVA WIMBLEDON PUNT



Bookmakers William Hill accepted their biggest pre-tournament Wimbledon bet so far.

A Hills customer from London placed a 30,000 wager on Maria Sharapova to win the Ladies Championship at odds of 3/1, a potential payout of 120,000.

The bet was placed in Finchley-and was paid for with a cheque from another bookmaker!

As a result Hills have cut Sharapova from 3/1 to 2/1 to win the Wimbledon title.

"It is a very gutsy gamble and he is obviously taking advantage of the enhanced odds that we were offering because she is injured at present," said Hills spokesman Rupert Adams.
http://www.bettingzone.co.uk/story_g...al_152034.html
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I don't think they should reveal that kind of stuff. If my brother goes to Vegas I will put 50 bucks on Lindsay to win Wimby
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bet he's taken his money out of the stock-market which is going down and trying to make his money back

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Outrageous. Unless the person is filthy rich.
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wow at the demand-supply rule! 30000 pounds from one better alone cut Maria's odds by 33.33%!!!
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well this is good news this guy obviously knows a lot about the state of womens tennis if he is placing a bet of 30,000, and he obviously must be trusting in sharapova and i tend to agree. my theory is that maria hasnt entered many clay tournies cause she wants to get ready for wimby and not be too tired. also after last year when venus beat sharapova with a stunning display of tennis which venus hasnt yet reproduced i think sharapovas target this year is to get good enough to beat venus, and im sure this time maria will put on a stunning performance, and get her sweet revenge be it in the semis or final. trust me i see maria winning wimby this year and the person who put the 30,000 bet on her winning it is obviously very wise!
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well this is good news this guy obviously knows a lot about the state of womens tennis if he is placing a bet of 30,000, and he obviously must be trusting in sharapova and i tend to agree. my theory is that maria hasnt entered many clay tournies cause she wants to get ready for wimby and not be too tired. also after last year when venus beat sharapova with a stunning display of tennis which venus hasnt yet reproduced i think sharapovas target this year is to get good enough to beat venus, and im sure this time maria will put on a stunning performance, and get her sweet revenge be it in the semis or final. trust me i see maria winning wimby this year and the person who put the 30,000 bet on her winning it is obviously very wise!
I'm sure Venus would be very flattered to hear that Maria has been focusing all her energy in trying to "target" her at Wimbly this year

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I have a lot of money, but I'd never put $60K USD on a tennis match, you have to be kidding. I could get a new Cadillac and a Rolex for that!

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oh i hope hes rich because if he isn't AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH scary
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SHARAPOVA WIMBLEDON PUNT



Bookmakers William Hill accepted their biggest pre-tournament Wimbledon bet so far.

A Hills customer from London placed a 30,000 wager on Maria Sharapova to win the Ladies Championship at odds of 3/1, a potential payout of 120,000.

The bet was placed in Finchley-and was paid for with a cheque from another bookmaker!

As a result Hills have cut Sharapova from 3/1 to 2/1 to win the Wimbledon title.

"It is a very gutsy gamble and he is obviously taking advantage of the enhanced odds that we were offering because she is injured at present," said Hills spokesman Rupert Adams.
http://www.bettingzone.co.uk/story_g...al_152034.html

The guy is either a genius or a fool! 30,000 is way too much to bet on someone (unless it's vCash of course!), even on a player with a grass court record like Sharapova's.
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