Wimbledon Women 2019 Betting and Odds Preview
The Wimbledon Championships is a Grand Slam tournament that takes place every year at the famous All England Club in London, UK. The tournament is played on the ATP and WTA tour as well and is the most prestigious event on each.
The famous Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. The first tournament was held in 1877 (142 years ago) on outdoor grass courts which are still in use today. It is held annually in late June-early July, usually on the last Monday in June. The championship finishes two weeks later over the weekend. In recent years, Wimbledon has been moved back a week, now beginning in early July. It is one of the four major Grand Slams and third overall, coming after the French Open and before the US Open.
Wimbledon had a prize purse of £34,000,000 in 2018, making it one of the richest tournaments in the world. Unlike other Grand Slams, it has a strict dress code all players and Royal patronage must follow. Traditionally, strawberries and cream are served on the stands each year. There’s no sponsor advertising on the courts with the exception of Rolex.
The first Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles Tournament was held in 1884. The great Martina Navratilova is the title leader with 9 Championships, with Serena Williams and Steffi Graf winning Wimbledon seven times each. Last year, German player Angelique Kerber won the tournament by defeating Serena Williams in the final.
It was Kerber’s third major and first Wimbledon title. This year, she’s once again among the top favourites. Punters can place their bets on the outright tennis Wimbledon winners, with some pretty interesting names appearing at the top of the list.
Event Date: July 1-14, 2019
Can Serena Williams Win Her 8 Wimbledon Title?
There’s no question about Serena Williams being one of the greatest female tennis players of all time. She holds the record for most singles, doubles, and mixed doubles Grand Slams. The American player has 39 majors in total, which makes her joint-third on the all-time list. She has won Wimbledon 7 times (just like Steffi Graf), with only Navratilova in her sights with 9 Wimbledon trophies. Even though she hasn’t won a Grand Slam since 2017, Serena Williams is always a major favourite at any Grand Slam she takes part in and such is the case for Wimbledon 2019.
Bookies have once again made Serena Williams a heavy favourite for the upcoming Wimbledon tournament. Fun88, BetEast, and 10Bet are giving the American legend odds of 7/2, while Bet365 has her available at 4/1. No matter the fact that Williams is currently ranked number 10 on the WTA tour, her dominant displays at Wimbledon and her 7 titles speak volumes of her abilities.
You can bet that Serena will do her best to reach the final. Last year, she missed a chance to get one trophy shy of Navratilova. Kerber got the best of her last July, but this year, Serena won’t go down easily. This makes her 7/2 (4/1) odds highly enticing for anyone who thinks she’ll go all the way.
Kvitova on the Way to a Third Title?
Czech player Petra Kvitova has already bagged two Wimbledon titles in 2011 and 2014. Those are her only two Grand Slams – her only other appearance in a Grand Slam final was this year at the Australian Open which she lost. No matter her track record, Kvitova is a dangerous player who often goes finds herself on the brink at bookies only to emerge as a top favourite later in the tournament.
Traditionally, Kvitova has played rather well on grass courts including Wimbledon. This, along with the fact that she played in the Australian Open final this year, makes her a second favourite for this year’s Wimbledon.
Kvitova’s odds stand at 6/1 (BetEast, 10Bet, Bet365, Fun88). Bookies clearly believe she’s poised to make another run at the title. Her odds are pretty attractive even after taking her 2 Wimbledon titles in consideration. Kvitova will definitely be among the top players at the tournament, so if we were you, we’d place a small bet on the Czech player.
If she manages to win all her Wimbledon fixtures, you could be looking at a great payout.
Naomi Osaka or Angelique Kerber – Who’s the Third Favourite?
When it comes to the third favourite for this year’s Wimbledon, bookies can’t clearly separate new sensation Naomi Osaka and last year’s champion Angelique Kerber. Both are given similar odds and are juggling between the third and fourth favourite spot for the title.
Current number 1 Naomi Osaka surprised everyone by winning a pair of Grand Slams recently – the US Open in 2018 and the Australian Open earlier this year. This made Osaka jump to the top of the WTA rankings list, making her a big favourite for the remaining Grand Slams. Osaka is ahead of Kerber as third favourite for Wimbledon at Fun88, 10Bet, and BetEast with odds of 8/1, but behind the German player at Bet365 with odds of 9/1.
Kerber’s odds look pretty much similar. The defending champion has odds of 9/1 at BetEast, 10Bet, and Fun88, and 8/1 at Bet365. As you can see, bookies are giving these two players almost the same chances to win at Wimbledon, so who you pick is totally up to you. We’d just like to point out that the odds look great no matter who you choose.
Any Other Favourites?
Besides Kvitova, Osaka, and Kerber, bookies aren’t very confident that others can win the tournament. That being said, there’s a group of great players from the fourth spot down with close odds. For example, Garbine Muguruza, the 2017 Wimbledon champion, is given odds of 11/1 (10Bet, BetEast, Fun88) and 12/1 (Bet365), just ahead of Karolina Pliskova with 12/1.
Simona Halep, who’s always in contention for the top WTA spot and Grand Slam finals, comes right after Pliskova with odds of 14/1.
American duo Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens are given identical odds of 16/1, while former Wimbledon winner Maria Sharapova is available for 20/1. It’s obvious that the fight for the title will be between the first four favourites, so our suggestion would be to pick from the top.