2017 Wimbledon Women’s Outright Odds, Schedule, Betting Sites
Who Will Win The Wimbledon Women’s Tournament?
Since the turn of the century, the women’s draw at Wimbledon has been totally dominated by one surname: Williams. The most famous sisters in tennis have twelve Wimbledon titles between them since 2000 as other players have struggled to get close to lifting the prestigious trophy.
While Venus has earned an incredible five championship victories, younger sister Serena is reaching heights and breaking records that are unlikely to ever be matched. This year, however, seven-time winner Serena Williams will not feature due to the impending birth of her first child.
The greatest player of the modern era will not add an eighth Wimbledon title to her collection, at least not this year. Venus Williams has not featured in a Wimbledon final so far this decade, and even though her pedigree is superb, it appears age may be a barrier even the five-time champion can’t overcome. So we enter a tournament where the race is wide open.
Angelique Kerber is the bookies’ favourite, and as the current world number one she is a suitable candidate for the trophy. The German won both the Australian Open and U.S. Open in 2016, becoming the first woman besides Serena to win at least two Grand Slams in a calendar year.
In spite of her ranking, she can be seen at enticing odds and almost level with a number of other players. The best odds for the top players can be seen below.
The odds on offer sum up a feeling of uncertainty from bookmakers, and if they are unsure of the winner then you know it is going to be an unpredictable tournament where literally anyone from the top-20 (and perhaps beyond) can win. Of the thirty players listed above, only a handful have made it to the final of a grand slam tournament, let alone gone on to lift the trophy.
So why is Kerber, despite being number one in the world and having won two grand slam tournaments in 2016, not a clear favourite among the top online sportsbooks?
Well for starters, Angelique has had an abysmal 2017 so far. She is yet to win a single event on the WTA tour this year, falling in the fourth round while trying to defend her Australian Open crown, and remarkably being knocked out in the first round of the French Open in straight sets.
It is amazing that Kerber has been able to hang on to her status as the best player in women’s tennis. Her plight has definitely been helped by the withdrawal of Serena Williams, but also sums up the current state of the female competition – there never seems to be a clear candidate to step forward and begin a period of dominance. Not since the days of Monica Seles, Steffi Graffi and Martina Hingis have we seen some genuine consistency at the peak of the women’s game.
Second on the list above is world number three Karolina Pliskova, who has enjoyed a year of reasonable success with wins in Brisbane and Doha. If you are looking for the form pick, you could do worse than to put your money on Pliskova, although the Czech has never really made her mark at a grand slam tournament. Could this be the year that she goes on a run?
Unbelievably, Maria Sharapova is seen to be third on the list of potential winners. Probably the least popular woman on tour thanks to her well publicized doping history, it is hard to see how someone who will have the crowd against her manage to make it very far. She has won Wimbledon before, and in fact she has also won a Career Slam, but I don’t see her returning to those glory days.
This could be the best opportunity in a while to back an outsider to win a Wimbledon title. Canadian Eugenie Bouchard is one of the names on this list who has made it to Wimbledon’s biggest stage as she reached the final in 2014.
Although her world ranking has plummeted from sixth at that time to 57th, she has as good a chance as any of the candidates to defy the odds and win her first career slam. At odds of +3700 at the time of writing, Bouchard could definitely turn over some cash.
There is one certainty here – the absence of Serena Williams will boost the hopes of every player in this draw. For some, this may be the best chance they will ever have of making it to a grand slam final so there will be some serious competition out on the court.
Unlike the men’s draw where it is almost a guarantee the winner will come from the top four seeds, this edition of Wimbledon could prove to be one of the most exciting to date.
Wimbledon Women’s Tournament Betting Sites
At all tennis tournaments, the top sportsbooks will allow you to pick who you believe will make the semi-finals, quarter-finals etc. and this is how you can apply your knowledge to beat the odds.
Just because the winner of the Wimbledon women’s competition is almost impossible to pick this year, you should not be discouraged from selecting one of the many other betting options available. Look at Madison Keys for example.
At just 22 years old, she’s rocketed up the rankings and could be the one that finally breaks through and dominates a field of relative mediocrity in women’s tennis. Ranked 13th in the world and with years ahead of her, the American has a bright future and could make further inroads with a good run at Wimbledon. What about a wager on her to reach the quarter-finals or even semi-finals?
As always, the big betting companies will offer you a selection of different lines so that you can start making your bets more specific and therefore more rewarding.
You can always bet on the number of sets in a particular match (there will be huge odds available for favourites to be taken to three sets in the opening week), as well as the exact scores of each set. You can choose whether or not a set will go to a tiebreaker, and even place a wager on who will serve the most aces in a match. The possibilities are almost endless.
All of the information you need to do your research can be found on the WTA tour website, and the depth of statistical analysis is practically limitless. As an experienced bettor, you will be perfectly aware that the more work you put in the greater the potential output.
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2017 Wimbledon Women’s Schedule
This year’s tournament begins on Monday, July 3rd and as always will run for two weeks. The first week is crucial to any potential champion as every qualifier, every lower-ranked opponent presents an opportunity for the favourites to trip up and fall short of their dream.
Additionally, the less energy spent in navigating through the first week the better, as the pressure and intensity of the later matches require much more focus. The final of the women’s draw will be played at 2pm GMT, Saturday July 15th. The full schedule is below:
|Week 1||Mon. 3 – Tue. 4||Ladie’s Singles first round|
|Wed. 5 – Thu. 6||Ladie’s Singles second round|
|Fri. 7 – Sat. 8||Ladie’s Singles third round|
|Mon. 10||Ladie’s Singles fourth round|
|Tue. 11||Ladie’s Singles quarter-finals|
|Thu. 13||Ladie’s Singles semi-finals|
|Sat. 15||Ladie’s Singles final (2PM)|
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