Wimbledon 2019 Ladies’ Singles Odds and Predictions – Tennis Betting July 1 – 13

Kerber's Wimbledon form may give her the edge

Tennis Betting

There is now parity in the prize money available in the Men’s and Ladies’ Singles at Wimbledon but the women have arguably offered more value in terms of betting and unpredictability in recent years.
This year’s Ladies’ Singles competition looks more open than ever following the seedings announcement and draw.

Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles Winners Since 2000

Year Winner Runner-Up  Final Score
2018 Angelique Kerber (Germany) Serena Williams (USA) 6–3, 6–3
2017 Garbiñe Muguruza (Spain) Venus Williams (USA) 7–5, 6–0
2016 Serena Williams (USA) Angelique Kerber (Germany) 7–5, 6–3
2015 Serena Williams (USA) Garbiñe Muguruza (Spain) 6-4, 6-4
2014 Petra Kvitová (Czech Republic) Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) 6–3, 6–0
2013 Marion Bartoli (France) Sabine Lisicki (Germany) 6-1, 6-4
2012 Serena Williams (USA) Agnieszka Radwańska (Poland) 6–1, 5–7, 6–2
2011 Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) Maria Sharapova (Russia) 6-3, 6-4
2010 Serena Williams (USA) Vera Zvonareva (Russia) 6-3, 6-2
2009 Serena Williams (USA) Venus Williams (USA) 7-6(7-3), 6-2
2008 Venus Williams (USA) Serena Williams (USA) 7-5, 6-4
2007 Venus Williams (USA) Marion Bartoli FRA 6-4, 6-1
2006 Amelie Mauresmo FRA Justine Henin-Hardenne BEL 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
2005 Venus Williams (USA) Lindsey Davenport (USA) 4-6, 7-6(7-4), 9-7
2004 Maria Sharapova (Russia) Serena Williams (USA) 6-1, 6-4
2003 Serena Williams (USA) Venus Williams (USA) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
2002 Serena Williams (USA) Venus Williams (USA) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
2001 Venus Williams (USA) Justine Henin 6-1, 3-6, 6-0
2000 Venus Williams (USA) Lindsey Davenport 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)

Ashleigh Barty, the top seed and new world number one, is drawn to play the winner of Serena Williams’ potential fourth-round clash with defending champion Angelique Kerber, and could face another former champion, Garbine Muguruza, before that. Dona Vekic and Maria Sharapova are also in the sane half of the draw. Serena Williams could find herself up against Kristyna Pliskova before a last-16 clash with either Sharapova or Kerber.

Coco Gauff, at 15 the youngest-ever qualifier at Wimbledon, has a dream first-round tie against five-times champion Venus Williams, who is old enough to be her mother. British hopes will rest on Katie Swan, Heather Watson and Johanna Konta.

The latter is the host country’s best chance of success and will face Romanian qualifier Ana Bogdan in the first round. She could meet ninth seed Sloane Stephens in the third round in a re-match of their French Open quarter-final, which Konta won easily.

The second seed Naomi Osaka faces Kazakhstan’s Yulia Putintseva in her opening match.

Wimbledon 2019 – Profiles of the Leading Ladies

ASHLEIGH BARTY (Australia) – Reached her first Grand Slam quarter-final in Melbourne earlier this year and then her first final in Paris in May. She’s yet to get past the third round in the main draw at Wimbledon but is a former junior winner in SW19 and has come of age. She’s the first Australian since Evonne Cawley to top the WTA rankings after winning the Birmingham Classic on grass recently. Best odds currently 6/1.

NAOMI OSAKA (Japan) – Achieved superstar status in her country when becoming the first Japanese woman to win a Grand Slam after beating Serena Williams in last year’s US Open Final and she followed that up by winning the Australian Open earlier this year. The 21-year-old suffered an early exit in the French Open, however, and has limited experience on grass – she’s yet to get past the third round at Wimbledon. Best odds currently 16/1 with Bet365.

KAROLINA PLISKOVA (Czech Republic) – Reached the final of the US OPen in 2016 and has been a semi-finalist in Melbourne and Paris since but a first Grand Slam continues to elude the Czech, who has not got beyond the last 16 at Wimbledon in eight previous attempts. She has won five WTA titles but tends to wilt when the heat is turned up in the really big tournaments. Best odds currently 8/1.

KIKI BERTENS (Netherlands) –  The 27-year-old from Wateringen enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2018 when she won the Charleston Open and reached the final of the Madrid Open. But her Grand Slam record is appalling. She’s reached just one quarter-final in 28 appearances at the highest level and has yet to get beyond the third round at Wimbledon. Best odds currently 25/1 with Betvictor.

ANGELIQUE KERBER (Germany) – Kerber needs only to win the French Open to complete a full set of Grand Slams. She has her off-days but is hard to resist when in top form and seems to enjoy Wimbledon. She was the beaten finalist in 2016 and won last year, beating Serena Williams in straight sets in the final, though her task was made easier when none of the 10 top seeds made to past the fourth round.  Best odds currently 8/1.

PETRA KVITOVA (Czech Republic) – The two-times winner did well to bounce back from a knife attack in 2016 which threatened to end her career. She reached the quarter-finals of the US Open just a year later but struggled throughout 2018. However, she made Naomi Osaka fight all the way before losing the Australian Open Final earlier this year, though missed the French Open through injury. Kvitova’s Wimbledon record is up there with the best but she’s not getting any younger. Best odds currently 12/1.

SIMONA HALEP (Romania) – The former world number one has twice reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon and made it to the semi-finals in 2014 before losing to Eugenie Bouchard. She has a similar record at the US Open but reached the final of the Australian Open last year. However, her best Grand Slam performances have come on clay in Paris. Her recent form is a bit of a concern. Best odds currently 17/1 with 888sport.

ELINA SVITOLINA (Ukraine) – The Monte Carlo-based 24-year-old has reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open and French Open twice since 2015 but an appearance in the last 16 in 2017 is her best at Wimbledon and she’s been knocked out in the first round three times, including last year. She is quick around the court but always looks vulnerable when drawn into the net. Best odds currently 100/1 with Boylesports.

SLOANE STEPHENS (USA) – The American was a quarter-finalist at Wimbledon in 2013 but has not made it past the third round since. She did win the US Open in 2017, however, and was a finalist in Paris last year and a quarter-finalist this year so does have a Grand Slam pedigree. She plays a relaxed style of tennis but can sometimes be too laid-back for her own good. Best odds currently 40/1.

ARYNA SABALENKA (Belarus) – Only 21, there is plenty more to come from Sabalenka. She was named WTA Newcomer of the Year in 2018 having only qualified for the Tour in 2016. She didn’t play much tennis the following year so is expected to improve on a modest Grand Slam record so far which has seen her fail to get past the fourth round in any of the major tournaments. Best odds currently 50/1 with Boylesports.

SERENA WILLIAMS (USA) – The seven-times Wimbledon champion needs no introduction. She is bidding for a 24th Grand Slam title in London this year but has been done no favours by the draw. She’s now 37 but reached the final last year only to lose heavily to Angelique Kerber. She reached the quarter-finals in Melbourne this year but went out in the third round in Paris, though can never be ruled out at Wimbledon. Best odds currently 8/1.

ANASTASIJA SEVASTOVA (Latvia) – Sevastova has already retired once, in 2015. But, after a two-year sabbatical, made a comeback in 2015. She reached the US Open semi-finals last year but her record at Wimbledon is arguably among the worst of the top 16 seeds as she’s only once got past the first round. Best odds currently 100/1 with Boylesports.

Other possible contenders include Britain’s Johanna Konta, a three-times Grand Slam semi-finalist (25/1 with Boylesports) and Garbine Muguruza, who is 50/1 with the same firm. If the 2017 champion can recapture her best form, she is more than capable of ruffling a few feathers.

Angelique Kerber to win Wimbledon
8/1

Bet365

Wimbledon 2019 Ladies’ Singles Current Best Odds

Ashleigh Barty 6/1
Serena Williams, Karolina Pliskova and Angelique Kerber 8/1
Petra Kvitova 14/1
Naomi Osaka 16/1
Simona Halep 17/1
Kiki Bertens, Johanna Konta and Madison Keys 25/1
Amanda Anisimova and Belinda Bencic 33/1
Sloane Stephens 40/1
Aryna Sabalenka, Jelena Ostapenko and Garbine Muguruza 50/1
Sofia Kenin, Petra Martic, Julia Goerges and Marketa Vondrousova 66/1
Caroline Wozniacki, Caroline Garcia and Dayana Yastremska 80/1
100/1 and Upwards Others
(Odds correct at 5.30pm June 28)


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