With Carnage on Women’s Side, Serena Now Clear Wimbledon Favorite

Sunday, July 8, 2018 10:32 PM UTC

Sunday, Jul. 8, 2018 10:32 PM UTC

Wimbledon took the day off Sunday per tradition, so it’s a perfect time to check the updated odds to win the grass-court major at Intertops.

<p>If you placed a bet at <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4545&amp;book=Intertops" rel="nofollow">Intertops</a> on American Serena Williams to win an eighth career singles title at Wimbledon, you likely are feeling pretty confident right now. After all, the path appears wide open for Serena to do so because the Top 5 seeds on the women’s side are all out.</p><p>Top-seeded Simona Halep, the reigning French Open champion, was the last to go as she was upset by Su-Wei Hsieh in three sets to became the first No. 1 seed to fail to reach the Round of 16 at Wimbledon since Serena in 2014. It’s the first women's Grand Slam in the Open Era in which no Top 5 seeds reached the Round of 16.</p><p>Serena is currently priced <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4545&amp;book=Intertops" rel="nofollow">+175 at Intertops </a>to win the tournament; her seven career Wimbledon titles are tied with Steffi Graf for the second most among women in the Open Era. Martina Navratilova won the only grass-court major nine times. Helen Wills Moody won it eight times but that was in the Amateur Era.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Lazy middle Sunday? Federer, Djokovic and Nadal on the practice courts 3, 4 and 5 at the same time. &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/Wimbledon?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#Wimbledon&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/JEQ0Opt9G7\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/JEQ0Opt9G7&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— Michal Samulski (@MichalSamulski) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/MichalSamulski/status/1015917128749387776?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;July 8, 2018&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><p>Williams is a heavy <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4545&amp;book=Intertops" rel="nofollow">Intertops favorite</a> to beat Evgeniya Rodina, ranked No. 120 in the world, in the Round of 16 on Monday. Rodina upset 10th seeded American Madison Keys on Friday. The only seeded players left in Serena’s quarter of the draw are No. 13 Julia Georges, No. 7 Karolina Pliskova and No. 20 Kiki Bertens – those latter two play in the Round of 16.</p><p>Pliskova is the only Top 10 seed remaining. Eleventh seed Angelique Kerber is the highest seed Serena could possibly face in the final. Of those nine Top-10 women's seeds who were knocked out, four lost to players ranked outside of the Top 50, and one, Keys, lost to a woman ranked outside of the Top 100.</p><p>The men’s side, meanwhile, has gone largely according to form. Roger Federer remains the -125 favorite to win his record ninth Wimbledon title. He’s a huge favorite Monday against No. 22 seed Adrian Mannarino. Assuming Federer wins that, next up would be wither Gael Monfils or No. 8 seed Kevin Anderson. Big-serving American John Isner (+6600 at <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4545&amp;book=Intertops" rel="nofollow">Intertops</a>) could be the semifinal opponent. Federer caught a major break with No. 3 seed Marin Cilic (whom Federer beat in last year’s Wimbledon final) and three-time Grand Slam winner Stanislas Wawrinka losing in his part of the draw.</p><p>Nadal is +500 at<a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4545&amp;book=Intertops" rel="nofollow"> Intertops</a> to win a third Wimbledon title with Novak Djokovic the same price to take his fourth. Those two appear on a crash course to meet in the semifinals, although No. 5 seed Juan Martin Del Potro (+800) is more than capable of upsetting Nadal in the quarterfinals if both get there. Nadal did not play any grass warm-up events leading into Wimbledon.</p><p>No British player will win Wimbledon this year as Britons reached the second week for the first time since 2007. There was never much hope once Andy Murray withdrew before the tournament.</p><h2 style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=5659&amp;book=in-article-intertops" rel="nofollow">Intertops Sportsbook: Trust The First!</a></h2>
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