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The Wimbledon Championships are set to kick off in just a few days’ time. And the women’s lineup is looking very interesting indeed. The Championships will see the return of Serena Williams, which is highly anticipated. The event will also see Iga Swiatek try and continue her amazing run for the 2022 season. Of course, there are also some home interests in the form of Emma Raducanu, who is already a Grand Slam champion!
All of this bodes well for a truly exciting tournament to unfold. However, putting the lineup aside now, I want to focus on the Wimbledon favourites for the women’s title. There are some key names that have popped up at the top of the list for the moment. And I’ve discussed these players, along with their odds below.
Wimbledon Favourites for the Women’s Title
Before I run through the favourites to win the event, I must point out that the draw hasn’t been published as of yet. Once it is released, however, we might see a big shift in the odds for some of the players I am about to mention. That’s because the draw can impact a player’s chances of winning quite significantly. But for now, I can provide details with the most recent odds for each individual:
Of course, the first name on this list had to be Iga Swiatek. She is number one in the world, she’s won the French Open in recent times, and she is enjoying a winning streak of 35 matches. Needless to say, this is pretty incredible. However, her game hasn’t always adjusted well to the grass, which is why she has odds of 2.50. This still puts her as the red hot favourite, but there are some big hitters that could cause her some issues this year.
However, while some players could challenge her, I still fail to see how anyone can take down Swiatek at the moment. So for me, this is the player I am going with for the tournament win.
Coco Gauff is one of these ‘big hitters’ that could test a player like Iga Swiatek. And at the moment, Gauff has odds of 11.00 to win Wimbledon. This is actually where she had her big breakthrough as a 15-year-old just a few years ago. She is obviously a great player, having recently reached the finals of the 2022 French Open too. And compared to some of the others, her game does adapt quite well to the grass.
She can crunch a forehand, and her backhand can also be cranked up when needed.
People tend to forget that Simona Halep is a previous Wimbledon champion. She won the title in 2019, so while her clay-court prowess is well documented, her grass-court game is also pretty spectacular. With that said, Halep hasn’t exactly been dominant in recent times, which is why her ranking has slipped to 19 in the world. Then again, thanks to her previous results at Wimbledon, she is still the 3rd favourite with odds of 13.00.