The third Grand Slam of the year is about to go down in London at the All England Club. Find out who we like to win the Venus Rosewater Dish with our Women's Wimbledon tennis tournament picks.
Wimbledon is a two-week tournament that every tennis fan has circled on their calendar. While there is palpable intrigue this year, it’s important to remember that there are no ranking points being awarded to the winner of the draw due to the fact that Russians and Belarusians have been barred from competing at this year’s Championships.
Still, we’ve got a great field — and the 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 won’t be at the All England Club. Iga Swiatek, the World No. 1, is the overwhelming favorite here after her French Open run. She hasn’t lost since February.
Women's Wimbledon Odds
Wimbledon Odds Analysis
Swiatek is the overwhelming favorite here and you will find her at +160 at DraftKings. There’s agreement on the order of the next-likeliest winners, starting with Ons Jabeur, who was also the second-likeliest winner at the French Open according to oddsmakers. American Coco Gauff follows Jabeur, 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 as if you’re getting much value, but Swiatek is certainly a deserving favorite and a good way to invest your money.
The Pole, as noted above, is on a 35-match winning streak, the longest in women’s tennis since 2000. Her last loss came in mid-February on a hardcourt against Jelena Ostapenko.
Swiatek has beautiful sweeping groundstrokes that rarely miss their mark and find incredible depth. Her ability to hit low and flat to the back of the court makes her a very tough out here, and there’s really not much standing in her way of a final. She’ll just have to get by Jess Pegula in the quarterfinal and either Pliskova, Gauff, or Halep in the semifinal.
Well, the draw broke right for Jabeur, who finds herself in the half opposite Swiatek. The Tunisian is a whopping 54-16 on grass across all competitions in her career and is in great form this season having taken the crown in Berlin just a week ago.
Jabeur’s power makes her a real threat on these surfaces, and she will be able to serve anyone off the court. She is the next-hottest player in tennis after Swiatek, winning 22 of her last 26 matches.
One other thing to consider. Jabeur, should she reach the final against Swiatek, should come in brimming with confidence having taken out the World No. 1 last year at Wimbledon.
The draw didn’t exactly break in Gauff’s favor, but she’s got to be in the mix 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 then.
Now 18, Gauff has cleaned up her game considerably and has eliminated the mental lapses from her game that have led to long matches in the past. She’s been coming through matches in straight 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’s truly among the best in the game, and she’s stepping onto a surface where she’s 13-4 in her career.
Gauff’s draw, as noted above, is tough. She needs to take out Amanda Anisimova and Karolina Pliskova before stepping to Jabeur in the semifinal. Swiatek hasn’t played since the French Open, so who knows — maybe she’s not quite as sharp on grass, and the red-hot American, coming off of a couple of huge wins, can take her out.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t also grab a share of one of those names I mentioned above. Pliskova was the finalist here last year, yet she’s all the way out at +3500. She has one of the biggest serves in the world on the women’s side and is downright lethal on quick surfaces such as these.
Pliskova is 63-30 in her career on grass, though it’s worth noting she’s done next to nothing this year. Still, if you want to take someone to step to Swiatek on grass, you might not find better options than the World No. 7, who will be able to take the racquet out of the Pole’s hands.
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Women's Wimbledon tennis tournament picks made on 6/24/2022 at 9:44 a.m. ET