Upcoming Match-ups

WTA Wimbledon Odds & Picks: Ashleigh Barty and Serena Williams Among Betting Favorites

Hayley Graham

by Hayley Graham in Tennis

Updated May 1, 2020 · 10:47 AM PDT

Ashleigh Barty
Will Ashleigh Barty win back-to-back slams? She's the leading favorite to win Wimbledon 2019. Photo by Etrevino (Wiki Commons).
  • World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty is favored going into Wimbledon 2019
  • 15-year-old Cori “Coco” Gauff is the youngest woman to ever qualify for Wimbledon
  • With +750 odds, Serena Williams will be searching for her record eighth singles title

The Championship, Wimbledon, the oldest tennis tournament in the world is underway with qualifiers and will officially begin Monday, July 1, 2019 with the round of 128. Newly crowned World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty will be heading into the tournament favored to win, but the top-10 odds are filled with familiar names in tennis.

2019 Wimbledon Women’s Singles Odds

Player 2019 Wimbledon Women’s Singles Odds
Ashleigh Barty +600
Karolina Pliskova +750
Serena Williams +750
Angelique Kerber +800
Petra Kvitova +1200
Naomi Osaka +1400
Simona Halep +1600
Kiki Bertens +1800
Johanna Konta +2000
Madison Keys +2200
Belina Bencic +2800
Amanda Anisimova +3300
Garbine Muguruza +3300
Aryna Sabalenka +4000
Sloane Stephens +4000

Odds taken 06/28/19. 

Group of Death

The top quarter of the draw could make for a very interesting Wimbledon with big matchups happening in the early rounds.

Some of the players in the first quarter are World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty, defending champion Angelique Kerber, 2017 champion Garbine Muguruza, and 23-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams.

Past Wimbledon Women’s Singles Champions

Year Past Wimbledon Women’s Singles Champions
2018 Angelique Kerber def. Serena Williams
2017 Garbine Muguruza def. Venus Williams
2016 Serena Williams def. Angelique Kerber
2015 Serena Williams def. Garbine Muguruza
2014 Petra Kvitova def. Eugenie Bouchard 

A New Champion

Wimbledon will be Ashleigh Barty’s first tournament as a World No. 1 and top seed. She’s coming off a title run, which extended her winning streak to 12 matches in a row, and coming into Wimbledon with +600 odds to win the tournament.

But she has a tough path through the first four rounds. In the second round, Barty could face two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, followed by 2017 Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza in the third.

YouTube video

Queen of Wimbledon

Serena Williams has dominated Wimbledon. In the past five years, Williams has made her presence known, especially with her staggering career record of 801-135. One of the reasons we don’t see her name in 2017 is because she had a baby, but she was able to come back in 2018 and make it all the way to the finals.

With the draw that happened, if Williams gets through the first week, we could see a rematch of last year’s finals against Angelique Kerber as early as the round of 16. The only thing that could stand in Williams way from a picture perfect ending is her knee. This year she has withdrawn from three of the five tournaments she’s played in because of the injury, but with +750 odds, she’s expected to dominate.

21 & Under Club

On Thursday, 15-year old Coco Gauff became the youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon in the Open Era. Although it might seem like she’s come out of nowhere, the young star has been dominating at every level she’s competed in.

At the 2017 Junior US Open, Coco was runner-up to Amanda Anisimova, and in 2018 at the French Open, she won her first Junior Grand Slam singles title.

“I’m 15, I’m playing Wimbledon, what else can you ask for?” ~ Coco Guaff

Venus and Serena Williams have been Guaff’s idols, and the reason she picked up a tennis racquet. It was in 1997, seven years before Coco was even born, Venus made her main-draw debut at Wimbledon, and in 2019 they will be competing against one another.

Where Should You Put Your Money?

This year has not been anyone’s in particular. Barty is red hot right now, and on top of the world. Halep was finding success earlier, Kerber is the reigning champ, and Serena is Serena. If Serena stay healthy and is able to get through some of early matches without injury issues, don’t be surprised if she wins her eighth Wimbledon Women’s Singles title, and her 24th Grand Slam.

Pick: Williams +750

Author Image