2016 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis Expert PicksJosh Bailey
Wimbledon 2016 starts on Monday, June 27 and runs through Sunday, July 10. On the women’s side, as to be expected, Serena is a huge Wimbledon betting favorite. But, and this could be strange to many tennis bettors, she’s not an under even money favorite.
What are Serena’s chances of winning the 2016 Wimbledon Women’s Singles Tournament? Keep reading to find out. Also keep reading for my smart bet and longshot bet to win the women’s side of Wimbledon.
A Closer Look At My 2016 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis Expert Picks
The Favorite To Win Wimbledon: Serena Williams +125
In her last major tournament final, Serena lost to Garbine Muguruza in the French Open. Serena will be looking to make amends over the grass courts at Wimbledon starting this Sunday. What are her chances? Right now, her chances are better than +125. That makes her an overlay. Serena last took home the top prize at Wimbledon in 2015. Yep, last year. It was her sixth Wimbledon championship. If there aren’t any tennis bettors willing to go against Serena, how could you blame them? I know that I can’t. +125 might be a gift.
The Smart Bet To Win Wimbledon: Petra Kvitova +550
Kvitova has played as well as anybody at Wimbledon without the first name Serena in the past 6 years. She won Wimbledon in both 2011 and 2014. Her odds are somewhat short considering how she’s played so far this year. She has a 14-13 record. She even bowed out of the WTA Aegon International Eastbourne Tournament in Round 3 in her last. But I can’t get past how well she plays over grass. Beating Serena will be tough as it is. I’ll swallow the +550 and cross my fingers.
The Longshot Bet To Win Wimbledon: Simona Halep +1800
Halep’s best showing at Wimbledon was the semifinals in 2014. She has won a singles title this year, though. Plus, she’s getting better and better in major tournaments. The fact that she’s only 24-years old means that there’s plenty of upside. She’s got a great grass game due to her aggressiveness. I think it’s worth giving her a shot to win Wimbledon at what are excellent overlay odds.