WTA Wimbledon Odds & Picks: Ashleigh Barty and Serena Williams Among Betting Favorites
- 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|
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.
Here are the full Gentlemen's and Ladies' Singles draws
Who will be making it all the way to the 2019 Final?#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/4d3Rrm1pxu
— Wimbledon Channel (@WimbledonChnl) June 28, 2019
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.
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.
'Group of Death' sets Serena Williams and defending champ Angelique Kerber on early collision course @Wimbledon.
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Draw Analysis: https://t.co/yYPiH8kafD#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/yz5uBLQAEE
— WTA Insider (@WTA_insider) June 28, 2019
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.
Remember the name.
Aged 15 years and 122 days, America’s @CocoGauff becomes the youngest #Wimbledon qualifier in the Open Era after beating Greet Minnen 6-1, 6-1 pic.twitter.com/PSWlOiRNkB
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 27, 2019
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