A stellar cast has assembled at the All England Club for the much-anticipated 2022 Wimbledon Championships, set to get underway on Monday, June 27, and conclude on July 10. World No.1 Iga Swiatek leads the draw and she’s the oddsmakers’ favorite to win the Wimbledon women’s final when all is said and done.
Swiatek is tipped as the +150 favorite in Wimbledon futures. After Swiatek, the newly-minted World No. 2 Ons Jabeur emerges as the second-best bet on the tennis odds board. Though the Tunisian is priced at a distant +800.
American Coco Gauff (+1000) and former Wimbledon Champions Simona Halep (+1400) and Petra Kvitova (+1800), along with the great Serena Williams (+2000), are among the bookmakers’ Top 12 legitimate contenders to triumph on the luscious lawns of the All England Club.
Join us as we examine all four quarters of the Wimbledon women’s draw, break down the favorites and highlight potential dangerous floaters and sleepers to spot.
Wimbledon Women’s Draw Odds Preview
Wimbledon Women’s Top 12 Best Bets
- Iga Swiatek +150
- Ons Jabeur +800
- Coco Gauff +1000
- Simona Halep +1400
- Jelena Ostapenko +1600
- Petra Kvitova +1800
- Belinda Bencic +1800
- Beatriz Haddad-Maia +1800
- Serena Williams +2000
- Maria Sakkari +2000
- Bianca Andreescu +2200
- Angelique Kerber +2500
No.1 Iga Swiatek hasn’t played a grass-court match (or any competitive matchups) since winning her second French Open title earlier this month. Despite her lack of preparation, however, she’s projected as the favorite at +150 to win the coveted trophy across sports betting platforms.
Swiatek’s path to the Wimbledon women’s final is littered with stumbling blocks. Those from within her quarter and the second quarter as well.
The seeds in her immediate section include No. 27 Yulia Putinseva, No.18 Jil Teichmann, and 2021 French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova (seeded 13th).
The opposite section is flanked by the No. 8 seed Jessica Pegula. Pegula reached the Australian Open quarterfinals earlier this year. She was also a finalist in Madrid last month.
No. 9 seed Garbine Muguruza is a former Wimbledon champion and looms as a potential quarterfinalist. While No.17 Elena Rybakina and No. 30 Shelby Rogers are a couple of dangerous floaters that can shake things up.
Interestingly, there are more former grand slam champions in this quarter such as American Sloane Stephens and Canadian Bianca Andreescu. Both are potential stumbling blocks and legitimate contenders too.
World No. 4 Paula Badosa highlights the second quarter, but she’s not among the top favorites according to the bookmakers. The Spaniard is a distant +6000 bet to win Wimbledon.
Last year’s Wimbledon finalist, Karolina Pliskova, joins Badosa as the two highest seeds in this section. But Pliskova (seeded sixth) is also a bit of a longshot bet at +3300 to win Wimbledon, never mind reaching the Wimbledon women’s final for a second straight year.
The seeded players to keep an eye on in this quarter include No. 11 Coco Gauff (+1000), No. 16 Simona Halep (+1400), and No. 25 Petra Kvitova who is coming off a title in Eastbourne. As well, No. 21 Camila Giorgi and No. 20 Amanda Anisimova.
Unseeded threats such as Karolina Muchova and Tereza Martincova are players to watch too, however, there’s no bigger threat than Serena Williams.
The 40-year-old legend is set to make her comeback at Wimbledon after receiving a wild card into the event. She prepared her game in Eastbourne, where she joined Ons Jabeur to play doubles. The pair reached the semifinals before Jabeur withdrew with a knee injury.
Ons Jabeur moved up to a career-high No. 2 in the WTA rankings on Monday., but she enters the Wimbledon draw as the No. 3 seed. Jabeur’s grass-court preparations were mixed. She won the title in Berlin, however, a week later, she was forced to cut short her Eastbourne campaign after suffering a knee injury in doubles play with Serena Williams.
There is some uncertainty about the seriousness of her knee injury, though it hasn’t impacted her in the betting so far. She remains the second-best bet according to the markets.
Jabeur’s immediate section includes seeded threats such as No. 31 Kaia Kanepi, No. 24 Elise Mertens, and No.15 Angelique Kerber. Denmark’s Clara Tausen, and Magda Linette are some of the unseeded threats that could shake things up in the early rounds.
American Danielle Collins joins Jabeur as the top two seeds in the third quarter. The seeded threats in the American’s immediate corner include fellow countrywomen, No. 19 Madison Keys, and No. 28 Alison Riske. As well, Britain’s Emma Raducanu (seeded tenth) and former Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber (seeded 19th) are strewn in her section.
Anett Kontaveit is the second seed at this year’s Wimbledon, but the Estonians’ form is questionable. Thus, she’s a +5000 longshot bet. What’s more, those betting on Wimbledon don’t rate her chances either.
Kontaveit’s biggest threat is in-form Belinda Bencic. The Swiss is seeded 14th and looms as a potential R16 challenger. Another in-form player is No. 23 Beatriz Haddad-Maia. The Brazilian picked up two grass-court titles in the lead-up to Wimbledon (Nottingham and Birmingham).
Maria Sakkari, seeded fifth, is the second-highest seed in this quarter. By all accounts, books rate her chances as the Greek is among the Top 5 best bets with multiple sportsbooks.
The seeded threats in Sakkari’s immediate path to the quarters include No. 26 Sorana Cirstea and No. 22 Martina Trevisan; however, the biggest potential threat is No. 12 Jelena Ostapenko. The Latvian is a former grand slam champion and she’s coming off a runner-up finish to Kvitova in Eastbourne.Follow us on Twitter