Wimbledon women’s odds: Analysis of the semi-finalists
Preview and odds for the Wimbledon women’s singles
We are down to the last four at the All England Club as we look at the latest Wimbledon women’s odds to assess the semi-finalists.
While there is a clear favourite in the Wimbledon men’s singles, the women’s tournament has been engaging and unpredictable in equal measure as we reach the climax in the battle for the Venus Rosewater Dish.
Here we look at the remaining contenders for outright glory in our Wimbledon women’s betting tips.
Despite a liking for grass courts, the world number one had never before made it past the last-16 stage at Wimbledon.
She got that monkey off her back when taking out French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova in straight sets and then dispatched compatriot Ajla Tomljanovic 6-1 6-3 in Tuesday’s last-eight clash.
In the first all-Australian women’s Grand Slam clash since 1980, 25-year-old Barty cruised through the first set, and despite two service games in the second, came through the test in just over an hour.
The former French Open champion and top seed has won all bar her opening match in straight sets, her sole dropped set coming via a tie-break in her clash with Carla Suarez Navarro.
The 23-year-old Belarusian reached her maiden Grand Slam quarter-final after coming through an almighty three-set tussle with Elena Rybakina, which was arguably the biggest win of her career.
Yet the number two seed waltzed into the semi-finals with some ease, her big-hitting style proving too much for the versatile Ons Jabeur, whom she dispatched 6-4 6-3 in just 74 minutes.
Sabalenka, who took the Madrid Masters, beating Barty in three sets, subsequently won only two of her last five matches coming into The Championships, having lost in the quarter-finals at Eastbourne.
But she will fancy her chances in the semi-final against Karolina Pliskova, whom she has beaten in both previous meetings, and she rates a 9/4 chance to lift the Venus Rosewater Dish and a first Grand Slam title.
The German left-hander entered The Championships on the back of victory at Bad Homburg and took her grass-court winning streak to 10 matches when ruthlessly brushing aside Karolina Muchova in her last-eight clash.
The 25th seed and former Wimbledon champion stormed to a 6-2 6-3 victory in just an hour and 15 minutes on Court One, although she produced only 15 winners and had to fight on her own serve on several occasions.
The two-time Wimbledon finalist has dropped just two sets in reaching the semi-finals and will fancy her chances against Barty, holding a 3-2 edge in previous meetings.
Thursday’s semi-final will be their first meeting on grass, however, and Kerber is 11/4 in the Wimbledon women’s odds.
Having reached the final of the Rome Masters only to be crushed 6-0 6-0 by Iga Swiatek, Pliskova’s confidence completely disappeared.
She lost three of her next four matches and was dumped out of her Wimbledon prep at Eastbourne at the first stage, losing in three sets to Camila Giorgi.
But something incredible has happened over the last couple of weeks. The Czech former world number one has regained her form and reached her maiden Wimbledon semi-final without dropping a set, following her cosy 6-2 6-2 victory over Viktorija Golubic in the last eight.
While she reached the 2016 US Open final, she has never made it that far in any of the majors since. The 29-year-old matches up well with Sabalenka, who won both their previous meetings which went to tight third sets.
Pliskova is 11/2 in an open market to win the women’s singles title.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication