- Iga Swiatek (+180) is a big favorite to win the Wimbledon women’s singles championship for the first time in her career
- French Open finalist Coco Gauff (+1200) advanced to the fourth round at the All England Club as a 15-year-old
- Naomi Osaka (+1200) is on the entry-list for the grass-court Grand Slam after originally being unsure she would participate
After pushing her winning streak to 35 matches and capturing her second Roland Garros title in three years, Iga Swiatek is not surprisingly atop the 2022 Wimbledon Betting Odds as the favorite.
Having won her past six tournaments, the 20-year-old Pole is the most unstoppable force in women’s tennis, but her career record on grass courts is just 4-4. Before we check the latest odds for the third Grand Slam of the year, here’s where you can find the top tennis betting sites in 2022.
Swiatek’s dominant season
Iga Swiatek (+180) defeated Coco Gauff 6-1, 6-3 in the French Open final to improve her record to 42-3 on the season. Even more impressively, her 35 consecutive victories is tied for the longest winning streak by a female tennis player this century.
The question is whether the world No. 1 can transition her success from clay to grass. While the Polish star (the only player from her nation to ever win a Grand Slam singles title) is only 4-4 all-time on the surface, she did reach the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2021.
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— GLAZIA (@Glaziang) June 5, 2022
Swiatek is also a former junior champion at Wimbledon. However, following her triumph at Roland Garros, she decided to stay humble about her chances.
“My coach believes I can win more matches on grass. I don’t know about that yet. Honestly, grass is always tricky. I actually like the part that I have no expectations there. It’s something kind of refreshing.”
Bans on Russian players
The All England Club banned all players from Russia and Belarus over the invasion of Ukraine. While this means the men’s draw will be without world no. 1 and reigning U.S. Open champion Daniil Medvedev, the ladies draw will be missing key players as well. This includes women’s No. 7 Aryna Sabalenka (a Wimbledon semifinalist last year) and former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, who has two Australian Open titles to her name.
these past two weeks have been filled with so many emotions and i am so grateful for this moment. thank you to everyone for all of the support.
grand slam finalist….
i’ll bounce back.
ps: tournament is not quite over for me yet… doubles final tomorrow allezzzz pic.twitter.com/3cGCVh19Sa
— Coco Gauff (@CocoGauff) June 4, 2022
Other Wimbledon contenders
Coco Gauff (+1200), our longshot pick to win the French Open at +2500, made it all the way to the finals before falling to Swiatek. Gauff burst on to the scene as a 15-year-old at the 2019 Wimbledon Championship, defeating Venus Williams before losing to eventual champion Simona Halep in the fourth round. The American teenager also advanced to the Round of 16 at last year’s tournament.
Naomi Osaka (+1200) is ridiculously overpriced considering she has not played on grass since 2019. The four-time Grand Slam champion is more of a hard-court specialist with two Australian Open and two US Open titles a piece.
Emma Raducanu (+1200) was bounced from Roland Garros in the second round, but the 19-year-old Brit won the US Open last year after making a run to the fourth round at Wimbledon last summer. As she prepares for her grass-court opener at the Nottingham Open this week, she’s apparently feeling “really good physically.”
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