Women's Wimbledon 2018 Betting Predictions
June 26, 2018
Wimbeldon 2018 Recommended bet
Wimbledon Women’s Outright – Petra Kvitova to Win @ 9/2 (5.50) with Betstar
The 2018 Wimbledon Championships get underway on Monday 2nd July and, with doubts surrounding the ability of Serena Williams on account of advancing years, motherhood and lack of competitive action, the Women’s event looks particularly interesting this year.
Defending champion Garbine Muguruza lost only one set on her way to winning the Wimbledon title last year, but suffered an early exit at the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham last week in going down to a 6-2 6-4 defeat by Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic.
Even so, the Spaniard claims to be happy with her game going into this year’s championships and certainly has to be considered to be among the leading contenders. At 7/1 (8.00) with bet365 at the time of writing, she could be worth an each-way bet.
The world ranked number one player Simona Halep may have won her first Grand Slam tournament at the French Open recently, but her game isn’t ideally suited to Wimbledon. The Romanian’s record at the tournament features just one semi-final appearance to date and there seems little value in backing her even at William Hill’s odds of 14/1.
The US duo of Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys have both been in excellent Grand Slam form of late and neither can be discounted, but the player to watch could be the one who heads the Wimbledon betting for the title at present – Petra Kvitova.
The 28 year-old Czech girl looks worthy of favouritism based on both current form and her ability on grass. At the weekend she beat the Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova to claim the Nature Valley Classic title in Birmingham.
Kvitova came from a set down to win 4-6 6-1 6-2 and in doing so claimed her fifth WTA title of the season and a 37th WTA tour match victory this year, both of which are more than any other player has achieved in 2018.
In addition, Kvitova is a two-time Wimbledon champion, securing titles in 2011 and 2014, so she knows what’s required to go all the way. At 9/2 (5.50) with Betstar, Kvitova isn’t a particularly strong favourite, but she ticks all the boxes as being the best bet to claim her third Wimbledon title.