The Wimbledon Championships are set to get underway in less than a fortnight. Who will be attending the most prestigious grand slam event on the tennis schedules is yet unknown. So too is the makeup of the women’s Wimbledon draw, which won’t be revealed until the weekend before proceedings get underway at the All England Club.
What we do know right now is the women’s Wimbledon outrights. And according to these tennis odds, the favorite to win this year’s installment of The Championships is Iga Swiatek. The World No.1 is priced at +150 to win outright.
After Swiatek, the oddsmakers like Naomi Osaka. The four-time grand slam champion is priced at 600. Reigning US Open champion and home favorite Emma Raducanu comes in as the third-best bet priced at +900 while former Wimbledon champion Simona Halep rounds out the Top 4 best bets at +1000.
Below, we take a closer look at these and other contenders as identified by the tennis betting markets right now.
Who are the Contenders Wimbledon Championships
Iga Swiatek is on a tear! The 21-year-old Polish star is enjoying a 32-match winning streak, capped off by six straight titles including the 2022 French Open title. Swiatek’s triumphant run in Paris marked her second at the French Open and second career grand slam title overall.
Swiatek is easily the best player on the WTA tour right now. So, it’s easy to understand why she is the favorite on the Wimbledon tennis odds board.
On the season, Swiatek is an incredible 44-3. She was a semifinalist at the Australian Open (l. to Danielle Collins). Her last defeat was back in February when she lost to Jelena Ostapenko.
In hitting 32 wins, she also made history by matching the longest winning streak in the women’s game set by Venus Williams in 2000.
The luscious lawns of the All England Club haven’t been kind to Swiatek in the past, though she has made only two appearances. She made her debut in 2019 but crashed out of the first round. In 2021, Swiatek reached the R16 where she lost to Ons Jabeur in a three-set marathon.
Naomi Osaka is struggling to find form in 2022 as she drops down to No.43 in the WTA rankings. She’s 12-5 on the season and without a title to date. Most recently, she was dumped in the first round of Roland Garros.
Given her struggles, it’s somewhat surprising that she’s the second-best bet in women’s Wimbledon outrights.
Reigning US Open champion Emma Raducanu is finding life on the WTA Tour hard, and her lack of results speaks volumes.
Since breaking into the grand slam champions’ circle, she’s struggled to win consecutive matches from tournament to tournament. A fact that probably led her to fire her last coach Torben Beltz in April.
The now-19-years-old Brit is only 6-11 on the season. Most recently, she was forced to retire from her opening match in Nottingham with injury.
Raducanu caught the worldwide tennis community by surprise last season when she reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals. However, with her confidence at a low point right now and questions surrounding her fitness, it’s hard to see her enjoying a standout run this time around.
Former Wimbledon champion Simona Halep is nowhere near her best. The 30-year-old Romanian is a proven champion that can never be underestimated, but with her recent disappointment at the French Open following an early exit, there’s reason to doubt her value as the fourth-best bet right now.
If there’s one player to watch, it’s American Coco Gauff. The 18-year-old rising tennis sensation is coming off a runner-up finish at the French Open where she lost to Swiatek in straight sets. For a maiden final appearance, Gauff can be proud of herself and how she competed.
What makes Gauff a legitimate contender is her all-surface prowess. The Georgia native is a veritable tennis prodigy that can play on every single surface at a high level. This week, Gauff is competing in Berlin where she’s through to the quarterfinals. Judging by how well Gauff’s Wimbledon warmup events are going, her tennis odds are bound to shorten sooner than later.
Serena Williams +1400
Elsewhere, Serena Williams is set to make her belated return to tennis after receiving a wildcard into the event. Williams hasn’t played in forever. Hence, it’s impossible to know where her form truly lies.
Williams is set to prepare for Wimbledon in Eastbourne next week. Depending on how she performs there, tennis fans will get a sense of her true form.
Ons Jabeur was the last player to beat Swiatek on grass. She defeated the Polish star at Wimbledon last season in an epic three-setter.
What many don’t know about Jabeur is that she absolutely loves playing on grass. She’s even gone on record to say that Wimbledon is her favorite grand slam.
By and large, most tennis experts would predict Jabeur to win the French Open over Wimbledon. But sometimes things don’t fall in line with expectations. Jabeur is definitely a dark horse worth a flutter on your tennis picks.Follow us on Twitter