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Barty Blows By Serena, Kvitova in 2019 Wimbledon Odds, Now the Outright Favorite

Robert Duff

by Robert Duff in Tennis

Jun 26, 2019 · 5:32 AM PDT

Ashleigh Barty
French Open champion Ashleigh Barty's odds have shortened from +900 to +450 and she is currently favored to win the Wimbledon Women's Singles title. Photo by si.robi (flickr).
  • French Open champion Ashleigh Barty is now the favorite to be the Wimbledon Women’s Singles champion
  • Barty’s average odds halved from +900 to +450
  • The Australian pulled out of this week’s Eastbourne International following the flare up of an existing arm injury

Ashleigh Barty is charging up the Wimbledon ladder like a group of giddy Brits racing back across the border from Calais with their cache of French spirits.

Barty’s spirits were also lifted by a successful turn in the French Open. She’s won over the oddsmakers. They see the Aussie bringing her dominance of the clay courts at Roland-Garros to the grass courts of the All-England Lawn Tennis Club.

2019 Wimbledon Women’s Singles Odds

Player 2019 Wimbledon Women’s Singles Odds
Ashleigh Barty +350
Serena Williams +600
Petra Kvitova +900
Naomi Osaka +1000
Angelique Kerber +1200
Karolina Pliskova +1400
Johanna Konta +1600
Simona Halep +1600
Garbine Muguruza +1800
Madison Keys +2000
Sloane Stephens +2000
Amanda Anisimova +2200
Belinda Bencic +2200
Kiki Bertens +2500

Odds taken on 06/22/19. 

With Wimbledon fast approaching, Barty currently averages out as the Women’s Singles favorite across a number of leading sportsbooks. Her 2019 Wimbledon odds have shortened from +900 to +450. She’s currently the betting choice to lift the Venus Rosewater Dish as champion.

Wimbledon is slated for July 1-14, 2019.

Barty’s Injury Concern

The 23-year-old Australian pulled out of this week’s Eastbourne International due to injury. She was experiencing pain from bone stress in her serving (right) arm.

It’s an ailment she’s dealt with since she was a teenager. It often flares up when she increases her workload.

Last week, Barty played five singles matches in Birmingham as well as three doubles matches.

She remains confident that the problem won’t be an issue heading into Wimbledon.

French-English Conundrum

Winning the French Open and Wimbledon in the same season is considered to be among the toughest tests in tennis. In terms of surfaces, the clay of Roland-Garros and the grass of the All-England Lawn Tennis Club are polar opposites.

With the tournaments being so close together, making the adjustment is a demanding challenge.

Six women have managed to turn the feat – Margaret Court, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf and Serena Williams.

Williams did it most recently, in 2015.

Should You Bet on Barty?

Her win at Birmingham enabled Barty to push Naomi Osaka off the throne and take over the the WTA’s top-ranked player. She just captured a title on a grass surface. She’s the first Aussie to rank no. 1 since her idol Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1976.

Things looked poised for Barty to make a serious run at Wimbledon.

Yes and no.

No Australian player has earned the Women’s Singles title at Wimbledon since Goolagong Cawley won her second title in 1980. Then again, Barty was the fist Aussie woman to win the French Open since Court in 1973.

Her Wimbledon history is not rich with success. Barty made it to the third round last year. It’s the first time she’d ever won a match there.

Serena Williams needs one victory to tie Court’s all-time record of 24 Grand Slam victories. Call it sentimental, but we think she gets it this year at Wimbledon.

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