By Isla Knightley | | 11 mins
Wimbledon 2022 Women's Odds, Expert Picks & Betting Predictions
The draw is out for the Women's 2022 Wimbledon Championships, which will take place between 27 June-10 July at the All England Club.
World No.6 Aryna Sabalenka, who was a Wimbledon semifinalist last year, is the highest-ranked player left out of this year’s Wimbledon draw due to the tournament’s controversial ban on Russian and Belarussian players. Among those left out as well are Daria Kasatkina, Victoria Azarenka, Veronika Kudermetova and Ekaterina Alexandrova (five of the WTA Tour’s Top 30 players), among others in the Top 100.
Wimbledon’s ban is one of the biggest stories to break in the lead-up to SW19. But it’s not the only story to have had an impact on the event or shaped the tennis odds for one of the most storied grand slams on the annual tennis calendar across sportsbooks and their corresponding betting apps.
There’s Serena Williams’ long-awaited comeback, World No.1 Iga Swiatek’s incredible 35-game unbeaten run, 2021 Wimbledon champion Ashleigh Barty’s shock retirement…and so on. It’s these developing stories (and more) that are capturing the imagination of tennis betting fans in the lead-up to SW19.
Read on below as we preview some of the best bets for the upcoming Women's Wimbledon Championships.
2022 Wimbledon Championship Women's Odds
A snapshot of the Wimbledon Odds via BetMGM and current at the time of publication.
Wimbledon Women's Contenders & Betting Tips
Iga Swiatek, +150
Iga Swiatek, flush off her second career grand slam title at the French Open, enters the Wimbledon Championships as the top seed for the first time. She falls into a stacked section of the draw that includes former Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza and former grand slam champions such as Sloane Stephens, Barbora Krejcikova and Bianca Andreescu.
The sheer number of champions in the first quarter of the draw is daunting. But Swiatek’s form going into the tournament is undeniable at 35 matches unbeaten, matching a record set by Venus Williams in 2000.
If there’s one thing that might take the shine off Swiatek’s favorable odds, it’s that she hasn’t played a grass-court warm-up event before Wimbledon. Moreover, she’s 3-2 at the All England Club after a first-round exit in 2019 and a fourth-round exit last year (l. to Ons Jabeur).
Ons Jabeur, +800
Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur is a player to watch at this year’s Wimbledon Championships. She’s the second-best bet on tennis futures markets after Swiatek, largely because she was the last player to beat the Pole on grass. Jabeur upset Swiatek in a three-set marathon in the R16 of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships.
Jabeur picked up the title in Berlin a couple of weeks ago, beating Belinda Bencic in the final. She further augmented her preparations in Eastbourne, where she reached the semifinals of doubles action with partner Serena Williams. Alas, the pair was forced to withdraw when Jabeur suffered a knee injury. How this impacts Jabeur’s chances remains to be seen. But it’s not good news for the current World No.3.
Jabeur is seeded third and falls into an interesting third quarter of the draw that features some dangerous floaters such as American Danielle Collins and former Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber. If Jabeur isn’t on top form, this section could deliver some upsets and surprising results.
One player that might benefit in this section is Brit Emma Raducanu, who is rated highly across multiple sports betting sites after reaching the R16 of Wimbledon in 2021. Other players include Elise Mertens, Kaia Kanepi, Marie Bouzkova and Madison Keys. One of these ladies could very well enjoy a deep run if the top seeds in this section start to fall.
Coco Gauff, +1200
American teenager Coco Gauff reached her maiden grand slam final at the French Open earlier this month. Although she lost to Swiatek, the 18-year-old won fans around the world for her undeniable tennis talent and competitive spirit.
From clay to grass, Gauff’s transition was smooth and effortless. She truly is a well-rounded tennis talent that can play on any surface. Gauff was a semifinalist in Berlin (l. to Jabeur).
Gauff’s section of the Wimbledon draw isn’t going to be a picnic. She’s drawn into a section that includes two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, former Wimbledon champion Simona Halep and last year’s Wimbledon finalist Karolina Pliskova. Oh, and if that’s not all, lurking in her section is none other than the great Serena Williams, who is on a collision course with Gauff in the R16.
Serena Williams, +2000
Serena Williams wasn’t on anyone’s Wimbledon betting radar until she was! The 40-year-old tennis legend received a wild card for the event earlier this month. She competed in the women’s doubles event last week in Eastbourne, partnering with Jabeur. The pair wowed fans with their stellar play, but Jabeur’s unfortunate knee injury forced the pair out of the tournament and cut short Williams’ preparations.
Williams is short on tournament play having missed over a year of competition. It’s impossible to determine where her form truly lies as a result. How match fit and tough will she be? She has in the past worked her way into form during a tournament, but, let’s face it, that may be tougher now at age 40.
Petra Kvitova, +2000
Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is through to the Eastbourne final this weekend where she will face defending champion Jelena Ostapenko. Whether Kvitova or Ostapenko wins the title on Saturday, it’s clear that both players will be heading into Wimbledon on a wave of momentum and good form.
Kvitova is in a tough section that includes Gauff, Williams and rising American star Amanda Anisimova. The quality of the players in this section is quite daunting, but Kvitova is the type of player that can beat anyone on a good day.
Wimbledon Women's Long Shots To Consider
Jessica Pegula, Danielle Collins and Amanda Anisimova are some of the outside bets in this tournament, priced in quadruple obscurity to win Wimbledon. With each player drawn into a tough section, winning the coveted title is going to be a long-shot bet. However, these are dangerous floaters and they can shake up the draw along the way.
Jelena Ostapenko, Belinda Bencic and Beatriz Haddad-Maia are some of the most in-form players heading to SW19. This triplet in particular has been most active during the grass-court swing. Ostapenko is set to face Kvitova in the Eastbourne final. Bencic was a finalist in Berlin and Haddad-Maia picked up titles in Nottingham and Birmingham.
Main image from PA, secondary image of Ons Jabeur from USA Today