The Wimbledon 2019 Women’s Singles Favorites and Sleepers Preview
On July 1, the best women tennis players in the world will come down to the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London to compete for the prestigious women’s singles Wimbledon 2019 title. Last year Angelique Kerber topped the competition, but will we see a new champion this year?
Nitrogen Sports Blog lists down some of the players to watch for this upcoming tennis event.
Women’s singles Wimbledon 2019 favorites
Serena Williams (+600)
Yes, women’s tennis is very unpredictable at the moment. After all, the last 10 Grand Slam tournaments were won by nine different players. With that being said, there’s no denying Serena Williams’ impact on the sport. Williams has six Wimbledon singles titles, reaching the finals last time around.
Just what could stop her from winning again? Honestly, though, 2019 hasn’t been a great one for the great one. She exited the 2019 French Open in the third round and failed to make much of an impression at the 2019 Australian Open, getting bounced out in the quarterfinal round. The speed and strength that characterize her playing style have largely been absent.
Even so, Williams remains as one of the women’s singles Wimbledon 2019 favorites.
Petra Kvitova (+950)
Kvitova is certainly a force to be reckoned with. A player possessing incredible strength and great accuracy on her serves, the Czech player can be pretty hard to read heading into any given tournament or matches. On a good day, she is capable of magnificent results, while poor performances are also not uncommon.
Kvitova has won the Wimbledon tournament twice before. Only the Williams sisters are the active players with more Wimbledon titles than Kvitova. While 2019 has been a good year for the player, reaching the Australian Open Finals, the WTP circuit remains unpredictable and Kvitova will have to battle hard to advance through each round of the 2019 Wimbledon tournament.
Women’s singles Wimbledon 2019 Sleepers
Naomi Osaka (+1000)
Osaka is indeed ranked as the world’s number one WTA player. However, she has yet to go deeper than the round of 32 at Wimbledon. Still, Osaka, who is only 21 years old, has already won two Grand Slam titles and fans will want to monitor her performances at the 2019 Wimbledon.
Simona Halep (+1600)
The Romanian started the year as the WTA’s no. 1 player. But a mixed bag of results have seen her fall to number eight in the rankings. At the 2019 French Open, a tournament she had won the year before, Halep was knocked out of the quarterfinals by Amanda Anisimova.
Yes, she is one of the strongest players in this year’s tournament, but the grass surface has rarely brought out the best in Halep. Her best performance in Wimbledon thus far is a semifinals appearance in 2018.
Nevertheless, Halep remains one of the players to keep an eye out for this year’s edition. Depending on how you view Halep, she can be considered part of the group of women’s singles Wimbledon 2019 sleepers.
Johanna Konta (+1400)
It may seem like an odd pick, but Konta certainly deserves inclusion on the list based on her performances in 2019. The British player matched her best Grand Slam record, reaching the semifinals at the Roland Garros.
And we feel that her performance may have been good enough to even warrant her a place in the finals. At Wimbledon, Konta will have fan support on her side. She hasn’t won a Grand Slam trophy yet but she’s trending towards the right direction.
Do you think Serena Williams has enough gas left in her tank to win at least one more Wimbledon title? As a favorite to win the women’s singles Wimbledon 2019, hopes are high that the legendary Amercian tennis superstar is going to go deep in the tournament and finish with yet another Grand Slam title.
We also did preview for the men’s singles side of the 2019 Wimbledon, which you can find in our tennis archives. Moreover, you can read other articles on the NBA, NFL, MLB and pieces on how to bet on sports.