Wimbledon 2013: Women's betting preview
Odds on the ladies' draw are a bit more lop-sided as Serena is the favorite in England. The name Williams is synonymous with success at the All England Club. Either Serena or Venus has won 10 of the previous 13 Wimbledon championships and Serena is the defending champ.
Here's a look at some betting notes ahead of the ladies action.
Wimbledon begins Monday, June 24.(Odds courtesy of Bet365)
Serena Williams (+100): Is there a more dominant force in tennis? 23-0 on clay. 21-3 on hardcourts. It doesn't seem to matter the surface, Serena just wins. She is the overwhelming favorite heading into Wimbledon and deservedly so. She's stroked her way to 31 straight victories on the ladies' tour and has won three of the last four Wimbly championships.Almost there:
Petra Kvitova (+1000): The 2011 Wimbledon champion has the talent to compete for the championship, but she has had a very up-and-down year in 2013. The Czech is 28-14 overall and is coming off a very underwhelming clay-court season where she went 11-6. Kvitova only reached the second round of the Aussie Open and the third round of the French Open, but will look to turn her game around on the more comfortable grass courts of the All England Club.
Li Na (+1400): She has the game to compete and has reached the final of the Aussie Open already this year, but she went through a terrible spell during the clay season going just 5-4. Na has reached three finals this year and at 31 years of age, her window is closing.If you're daring:
Sloane Stephens (+3300): Some good showings in the Grand Slam events this season with a semifinal in the Aussie and a fourth-round appearance in the French. Sloane has definitely peaked in the big tourneys this year, as she has been bounced early from events in Madrid, Charleston, Indian Wells and Dubai. She has talent and perhaps Wimbledon is where she polishes her game and takes the next step.