Can Serena equal Margaret Court’s record?
The United States always have a strong contingent in Wimbledon and this year is no exception with 19 players from the U.S. competing on the Ladies’ singles draw at the All England Club. Serena Williams is the sportsbooks favorite among the American players at +750 with BetOnline but can Williams match Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam titles on this event?
Serena only played five official tournaments this year and retired from three of those due to injury. Patrick Mouratoglou also revealed that Williams struggled with a knee injury at the French Open following her straight-sets defeat against Sofia Kenin in the third round. Serena is a seven-time champion at the All England Club and always a very dangerous player on this surface but it won’t be easy for the 37-year-old to stay healthy for two straight weeks.
Former U.S. Open runner-up
Madison Keys has enjoyed great success at Grand Slam events in recent years. The Illinois native reached the quarter-finals or better in five of her last seven appearances in majors, including a Grand Slam final at the US Open in 2017. Keys is also a former quarter-finalist in Wimbledon and although she hasn’t made it past the fourth round since 2016, the fast court conditions on grass suit her style. The 24-year-old is one of the most powerful players on the WTA Tour and can beat anybody on a good day.
Keys decided to spend some time at home after reaching the French Open quarter-finals and this will be her first official tournament in one month. The world No.17 has an easy first-round match against Luksika Kumkhum but she’s in a very tough part of the draw. Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep and Aryna Sabalenka are some of the players on her quarter. Keys will have a very difficult task on this event and despite her undeniable quality on this surface, it’s not enough for us to find value on her tennis betting odds to win her first Grand Slam title at +2200 with Intertops.
Future of American tennis
Former junior world No.2 Amanda Anisimova has enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2019. The 17-year-old won her maiden career title in Bogota and became the youngest player to reach the semi-finals in Roland Garros since Nicole Vaidisova in 2006. Despite young age, Anisimova is already considered the future of American tennis and the teenager has been handling her new status extremely well.
Anisimova also got her grass-court season off to a good start, reaching the quarter-finals at the Mallorca Open. The world No.26 was handed a kind draw on this event and has a great chance to make it to the second week. Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is the biggest obstacle on her path and the two may face each other in the third round but Kvitova hasn’t played any official match since the BNL Internazionali d’Italia in May. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to keep an eye on Anisimova in a tournament where the American teenager has a great draw to make it at least to the fourth round. Bovada currently offers an interesting price for Amanda to win the second quarter at +800 while SportsBetting gives you +3300 for Anisimova to go all the way and win her maiden Grand Slam title.