Join our expert tennis capper for his WTA Wimbledon tournament analysis. Find out who the main contenders are as well as the most valuable player to keep an eye on this Grand Slam event.
The 2017 Wimbledon Championships take place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club with grass as the chosen surface for this Grand Slam event.
Petra Kvitova continues her sensational return after a career-threatening hand injury. Despite long absence, Kvitova won her 20th career title at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham. Known as one of the best grass-court players on the WTA Tour, the 27-year-old Czech holds a brilliant 47 – 16 career record on this surface. Due to her outstanding record on grass and recent campaign in Birmingham, the two-time Wimbledon champion is one of the main contenders to lift the trophy on this year’s edition.
Besides Kvitova, the world no.3 – Karolina Pliskova – is the other main favorite to leave Wimbledon with the title. Owner of one of the deadliest serves in tennis history, the fast court conditions on grass are perfect for Pliskova’s game style. Besides her impressive 68.52% career record on grass, the 2016 US Open runner-up arrives in London after winning the Aegon International Eastbourne.
After Jelena Ostapenko’s surprising victory in Roland Garros, anything can happen on the WTA Tour at this moment. However, it’s hard to ignore Kvitova and Pliskova’s recent form and astonishing results on this surface throughout their careers. Taking a look now at the WTA Wimbledon winner betting odds, Kvitova is the main favorite to win the title at +450 at William Hill while Pinnacle offers +470 for Pliskova to lift the trophy. Even though Karolina seems to have an easier draw in London, Petra is a two-time champion on this event and can never be underestimated.
Having said that, our recommendation is for you to add both players to your betting picks with a small stake to win the title at the 131st edition of the 3rd Grand Slam of the season.Player to Keep an Eye
Playing on grass brings the best out of Madison Keys. Known for her powerful groundstrokes and dominant serve, Keys holds a phenomenal 72.97% winning record on this surface. Adding to this, her two WTA titles came on grass – at Eastbourne in 2014 and Birmingham last year. Madison revealed in a recent interview that she underwent minor surgery on her left wrist after the French Open to remove scar tissue and release nerve from scarring that occurred after her first surgery over the off-season. Despite some concerns about Keys’ attendance in the All England Club, the 22-year-old American said that she’s feeling optimistic for this event and that Wimbledon is one of her favorite places to play.
Taking a look now at Madison’s draw in Wimbledon, the world no.18 won’t have an easy task with very dangerous players on her quarter such as Venus Williams, Elina Svitolina or Jelena Ostapenko. However, neither of these three players arrives in London in a good moment. Venus is currently facing a wrongful death lawsuit for car accident while Svitolina and Ostapenko may not be at 100% after struggling with physical problems in recent weeks. With this in mind, there is clear value on Keys’ tennis betting odds to win the 3rd quarter and secure a place in the semifinals at +1000 at Bet365.