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Why Barty Is the Women’s Wimbledon 2019 Best Bet to Back

Ej Garr for Bookies.com

Ej Garr  | 3 mins

Why Barty Is the Women’s Wimbledon 2019 Best Bet to Back

The 2019 Women’s Wimbledon Championships brings us to the third major of the WTA Tour, and what a field of competitors we have this year for the 133rd edition of the esteemed tournament.

The Women’s field is wide-open with value, starting right at the top with Ashleigh Barty. Barty enters the event as the World’s No. 1 after overtaking Naomi Osaka in the rankings just last week. After her French Open victory combined with her recent win at the Birmingham Classic, Barty now has her sights set on back-to-back Major titles.

Wimbledon 2019 Women's Odds

Ashleigh Barty+500
Serena Williams+650
Angelique Kerber+800
Karolína Plíšková+800
Petra Kvitova+1100
Naomi Osaka+1300
Simona Halep+1700
Kiki Bertens+2000

Injuries have been a big storyline all too often on the Women’s side of the tour. Former No. 1 Osaka has dealt with her own issues on tour after reaching the pinnacle of the rankings, but her clay season didn’t exactly go as planned having to drop out of two separate events.

While Barty (+500) and Osaka (+1300) take up two of the top three spots on the big board, look who sits right between them at +600. Serena Williams desperately wants to get that next Major win in the books, although she has fallen all the way to 11th in the World Rankings coming into the event.

With her opportunities to catch Margaret Courts’ 24 Major titles becoming tougher to come by, might this be the tournament that Serena ties the record? Outside of the top-3 favorites, there are 10 ladies ranging from +900 to +2500 to win the tournament, and that will undoubtedly draw some attention.

Barty to Go Back-to-Back

Karolína Plíšková (+800) and Simona Halep (+170) has got to garner the attention of tennis bettors out there, simply out of respect and because of the value behind them.

Why Barty Is the Women’s Wimbledon 2019 Best Bet to Back 1
Karolína Plíšková is a constant threat given her current form.

Defending champion Anglique Kerber sits at an even +800 to take back-to-back titles in London, and she will be seeking her fourth Major title overall. The 2018 WTA Player of the Year Nominee hasn’t opened 2019 all that strongly.

I do suggest a bet on the favorite to win Wimbledon, with a side note toward who could provide a surprise.

Bet Barty to win Wimbledon at +500, though a spot play on Kvitová at +1100 isn't bad insurance. She has gone 6-1 each of the last two grass campaigns and already has earned two Wimbledon titles in her career. She simply knows how to win on grass.

About the Author

Ej Garr writes about the MLS and soccer for Bookies.com. Known as "The Rainmaker" and an expert at handicapping international soccer as well as US soccer.