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Ashleigh Barty & Karolina Pliskova Favored to Meet in Wimbledon Women’s Singles Finals at Odds of +275

Robert Duff

by Robert Duff in Tennis

Updated Mar 24, 2020 · 11:01 AM PDT

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Ashleigh Barty serving ball. Photo from Flickr.
  • A prop bet with odds of +275 favoring Ashleigh Barty to face Karolina Pliskova in the 2019 Wimbledon women’s singles final has been released
  • Top-seeded Barty plays American Alison Riske in a Round of 16 match on Monday
  • Third-seeded Pliskova is slotted against Czech compatriot Karolina Muchova in her Monday match

They’ll be on to Week 2 at Wimbledon on Monday. The players will tell you that they take things one day at a time. The sportsbooks tend to prefer to forecast far into the future.

A prop wager on who will clash in Saturday’s women’s singles final at the All-England Lawn Tennis Club has been released. The sportsbook is forecasting a final pitting world no. 1 and reigning French Open champion Ashleigh Barty of Australia against world no. 3 Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in their Wimbledon odds.

2019 Wimbledon Women’s Singles Name The Finalists Odds

Opponents Odds
Ashleigh Barty vs Karolina Pliskova +275
Ashleigh Barty vs Simona Halep +500
Karolina Pliskova vs Serena Williams +550
Karolina Pliskova vs Petra Kvitova +750
Serena Williams vs Simona Halep +1000
Johanna Konta vs Karolina Pliskova +1200
Petra Kvitova vs Simona Halep +1400
Ashleigh Barty vs Elena Svitolina +2000
Ashleigh Barty vs Petra Martic +2000
Johanna Konta vs Simona Halep +2200

Odds taken on 07/07/19.

Prior to this year, Barty had never made it beyond the third round at Wimbledon. Similarly, Pliskova’s best performance is a fourth-round showing last year.

Riske Business

It seems like Barty is breaking new ground every time she breaks in a new racquet this season. She’s never been no. 1 in the world before. She’d never gone past the second round at Roland-Garros before this year’s French Open triumph.

But now she’s treading into some dangerous waters. Take Monday’s match against Alison Riske of the USA, for instance. The American is a grass-court dynamo. She’s already won two tournaments on grass this year at Hertogenbosch and Surbiton.

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Riske has downed two seeded players in three matches at Wimbledon. And she’s 1-0 against Barty. That win came on grass in Britain at the 2016 Eastbourne semifinals.

Even if Barty survives Riske, there’s plenty of traps that lay ahead. She faces potential matches against Serena Williams and Petra Kvitova.

Barty was required to defeat just one seeded player en route to her title at Roland-Garros. The dominoes aren’t falling her way at Wimbledon.

Karolina Goes South

Wimbledon also hasn’t been friendly to Pliskova. When she crashed out against 20-seed Kiki Bertens in the fourth round last year as the no. 7 seed, it was actually her best showing in the tournament.

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Pliskova was eliminated in the second round five years in a row and in the first round the year before that.

A Serena-Simona Serenade?

Serena Williams requires one more Grand Slam title to tie Margaret Court (24) for the most singles titles ever won by a female player. What better place for her to get her due than Wimbledon? She’s won seven titles and played in 10 finals here, including at last year’s tournament.

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Williams has dropped just one set so far at Wimbledon this year. Furthermore, she dispatched 18-seed Julia Goerges in straight sets during the Round of 32.

To face Williams in the final, we like Simona Halep. The former world no. 1 is long overdue for the big run in a Grand Slam tournament. She looks to be on top of her game.

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In the Round of 32, Halep absolutely dismantled Victoria Azarenka. She defeated the two-time Australian Open champion in straight sets.

Most noteworthy, at +1000, a Williams-Halep final provides a tidy payday.

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