Wimbledon women’s odds: Barty still the one to beat
Analysis of the outright betting
We have reached the last-four stage in the ladies’ singles so we have taken a look at the updated Wimbledon women’s odds ahead of the semi-finals on Thursday.
We have been producing daily Wimbledon betting tips throughout the fortnight but here we take a step back and assess the chances of the four players still standing in the outright betting.
The world number one looked every inch a potential Wimbledon champion after blowing away fellow Australian Ajla Tomljanovic in the quarter-finals.
The 25-year-old powered into the last four for the first time after hitting 23 winners, including an ace on match point, in a ruthless 6-1 6-3 victory.
The 2019 French Open champion has proved she has the nerve to win a grand slam and the hip injury which forced her to withdraw at Roland Garros this year no longer appears to be an issue.
Barty ticks a lot of boxes and is the one to beat at 6/4 in the outright Wimbledon women’s odds.
The main doubt over Sabalenka was whether she could transfer her form on the WTA Tour to the bigger events but it appears she has found the solution after reaching her first grand slam semi-final.
The Belarusian has admitted she was finding it difficult not to put too much pressure on herself to break through the fourth-round barrier but she achieved that with victory over Elena Rybakina on Monday.
That was followed by victory in straight sets against Ons Jabeur and a win against Karolina Pliskova in the semi-finals would see Sabalenka overtake Naomi Osaka to become number two in the world.
Pliskova has won more matches than any other woman in 2021 and she is 9/4 to win two more this week and be crowned Wimbledon champion.
Kerber is the only former Wimbledon champion to have made it to the women’s semi-finals and she will hope her experience gives her the edge over her rivals.
The 25th seed progressed into the last four after she beat Karolina Muchova 6-2 6-3 in only one hour and 15 minutes to earn a 10th consecutive win.
First-round exits at the 2021 Australian Open and French Open had extended her poor grand slam run since victory in SW19 three years ago.
Success at the Bad Homburg Open last month earned Kerber a first title in two years, though, and she has maintained that momentum at Wimbledon.
Top seed Barty will be a tough opponent in the semi-final but Kerber is used to the big occasion on Centre Court.
She first made the semi-finals at Wimbledon in 2012 before she lost out to Serena Williams in the final four years later and avenged that defeat to claim the title in 2018.
Kerber has now been cut to 11/4 in the Wimbledon women’s odds to repeat that success this year.
The Czech former world number one had never been beyond the fourth round at the All England Club but is yet to drop a set at Wimbledon this year and eased to a 6-2 6-2 victory over surprise package Viktorija Golubic in the quarter-finals.
Pliskova has been tipped as a future grand slam champion ever since she reached the US Open final in 2016 but she has never made it that far at any of the majors since and came into Wimbledon under the radar after a disappointing season.
Losing her first match at Eastbourne last month saw her drop out of the top 10 for the first time in five years and that poor form means she is the 11/2 outsider in the Wimbledon women’s odds ahead of a hard-hitting semi-final against Sabalenka.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication