The third Grand Slam of the year is about to take place in London at the All England Club. Find out who we like to win the Venus Rosewater dish with our picks for the Wimbledon women’s tennis tournament.
Wimbledon is a two-week tournament that every tennis fan has circled on their calendar. Although there is a palpable intrigue this year, it is important to remember that no ranking points are awarded to the winner of the raffle due to the fact that Russians and Belarusians were not allowed to participate in this year’s Championships.
Still, we have a big field – and players will still be competing for prize money and the prestige of being a Wimbledon winner. Last year’s defending champion Ashleigh Barty has since retired and will not be at the All England Club. World No. 1 Iga Swiatek is the big favorite here after her run at Roland Garros. She hasn’t lost since February.
Here are my picks and predictions for the WTA Tour Wimbledon tennis tournament in London, England (odds via DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook).
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Swiatek is the heavy favorite here and you’ll find her at +160 at DraftKings. There is agreement on the order of the next most likely winners, starting with Ons Jabeur, who was also the second most likely French Open winner according to bettors. American Coco Gauff succeeds Jabeur and then Simona Halep, who won here the last time she played in 2019.
- Iga Swiatek (+160 via DraftKings)
- Ons Jabeur (+900 via FanDuel)
- Coco Gauff (+1400 via FanDuel)
- Karolina Pliskova (+3500 via DraftKings)
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It’s not like you’re getting much value, but Swiatek is definitely a deserved favorite and a good way to invest your money.
The Pole, as noted above, is on a 35-game winning streak, the longest in women’s tennis since 2000. Her last loss came in mid-February on hard court against Jelena Ostapenko.
Swiatek has some nice fast groundstrokes that rarely miss and find incredible depth. Her ability to hit low and flat deep down the court makes her a very tough person here, and there really isn’t much standing in her way of winning a final. She will just have to pass Jess Pegula in the quarter-finals and Pliskova, Gauff or Halep in the semi-finals.
Well, the draw fell on the right for Jabeur, who found himself in the half against Swiatek. The Tunisian is an impressive 54-16 on grass in all competitions of her career and is in great form this season after winning the crown in Berlin just a week ago.
Jabeur’s power makes her a real threat on these surfaces, and she can serve anyone off the pitch. She is the hottest tennis player after Swiatek, winning 22 of her last 26 matches.
Another thing to consider. Jabeur, should she reach the final against Swiatek, should arrive full of confidence after knocking out the world No. 1 last year at Wimbledon.
The draw didn’t exactly work in Gauff’s favor, but she has to be in on it this year at Wimbledon. Her breakout came years ago at the All England Club when she beat Venus Williams, and she’s only gotten better since.
Now 18, Gauff has cleaned up her game considerably and eliminated the mental lapses in her game that have led to long games in the past. She’s come through back-to-back sets, and the only players to beat her in the last month and a half are Jabeur, Maria Sakkari, Halep and Swiatek in the French Open final. She is truly among the best in the game and she enters a surface where she is 13-4 in her career.
Gauff’s draw, as noted above, is tough. She must eliminate Amanda Anisimova and Karolina Pliskova before joining Jabeur in the semi-finals. Swiatek hasn’t played since the French Open, so who knows – maybe she’s not as strong on the grass, and the scorching American, who’s just picked up some huge wins, may bring out.
I would be remiss if I didn’t also take a slice of one of those names I mentioned above. Pliskova was the runner-up here last year, but she’s down +3500. She has one of the biggest serves in the world on the women’s side and is downright deadly on fast surfaces like these.
Pliskova is 63-30 in her career on grass, although it should be noted that she has done next to nothing this year. Still, if you want to take someone to Swiatek on the grass, you might not find better options than the world No.7, who can take the racquet out of the Pole’s hands.
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Wimbledon Women’s Tennis Tournament pick made 6/24/2022 9:44 a.m. ET