With only one of the world’s top 10 women left in the Wimbledon draw in the form of Karolina Pliskova, the women’s title at Aorangi Park looks very much up for grabs for all of the 16 women that remain. Serena Williams has returned to competitive action in style and will obviously take some beating but the rest of the draw is littered with young talent that could emerge on the biggest stage of all.
Here is our quarter betting Wimbledon predictions:
Top seed Simona Halep crashed out in round 3 meaning the top quadrant of the draw looks very open. Jelena Ostapenko is the highest remaining seed in the draw and the Latvian number 12 seed does know what it takes to win a major – having won the French Open in 2017 and she looks to have the credentials to progress to the last 4 and is good value at 7/4 with Betway. The fiery Czech Dominika Cibulkova extinguished the last remaining British hope in the form of Joanna Konta and she looks to be in fine form at SW19 having not dropped a set yet. She too will fancy her chances at 5/2 with Coral.
Elsewhere, Aliaksandra Sasnovich – the conqueror two-time champion Petra Kvitova – continues to march on as the Belarussian reaches the last 16 of a Grand Slam for the first time and she has a power game that could cause problems at 5/1 with Bet Victor. Halep’s conqueror Su-Wei Hsieh makes up the top 4 in the draw and is also 5/1 with Betfred to reach the last 4 for the first time in her career.
Top Pick for Quarter 1: Jelena Ostapenko – 7/4 – Betway.
The second quarter of the draw is yet another intriguing one and is headlined by 2016 runner-up Angelique Kerber. The German has won two Grand Slams (Australian Open and US Open – both in 2016) and despite a loss of form last season, looks to be one of the favourites to go all the way to at least the last 4 here at 5/6 with William Hill. Young Russian Daria Kasatkina, is an emerging talent on the WTA Tour and at the age of 21 looks to have a huge future ahead of her. Seeded 14 here this week, she is yet to drop a set at this year’s championships and will fancy her chances at 3/1 with Bet Bright. Alison Van Uytvanck defeated defending champion Garbine Muguruza in round 2 and the Belgian possesses one of the hardest-hitting games in women’s tennis. She is 5/1 with 888 Sport to keep her dream run going to the last 4 this week. Former world number 7 Belinda Bencic makes up the 4 in quarter 4 and is another player that is more than capable of going deep this week. She is returning from injury and a loss of form and looks well placed at 7/1 with 188 Bet to make an assault on the last 4.
Top Pick for Quarter 2: Belinda Bencic – 7/1 – 188 Bet.
Former world number 1 and 7th seed Karolina Pliskova is the leading contender in quarter 3 and she looks well placed to potentially break her Grand Slam duck and she is 6/5 with Ladbrokes to reach the last 4 of Wimbledon for the first time.
Number 13 seed Julia Goerges has enjoyed a resurgence of sorts on the WTA Tour and she has come through some difficult match ups at Wimbledon so far this week. She has a game capable of beating anyone on her day and how she would love to reach the last 4 at 7/2 with Betfred.
The conqueror of Sloane Stephens, Donna Vekic is still going strong at Wimbledon this year and the 22 year old looks to possess all the weapons needed to emerge as one of the leading contenders in women’s tennis. She is 5/1 with 888 Sport to go to the last 4 of a Grand Slam for the very first time.
Kiki Bertens is the final player in the third quadrant and she arrives in week two, fresh off the back of her epic win over Venus Williams. The Dutch number 1 is a fierce competitor and is more than capable on grass and could be worth a punt at 5/1 with 10 Bet to reach the semi-finals.
Top Pick for Quarter 3: Julia Goerges – 7/2 – Betfred.
The departure of number 2 seed Caroline Wozniacki has opened up quarter 4 somewhat and left Serena Williams with a seemingly easy path to the semi-finals. Williams has impressed on her return from the birth of her daughter and she is the justified favourite at 1/3 with Betway to reach the last 4. Camilia Giorgi is the second favourite to progress from the bottom quadrant and the Italian is always a tricky customer on any surface she plays on. Her hard-hitting is notoriously difficult to players to deal with and she will like her chances at 6/1 with 10 Bet. Ekaterina Makarova defeated Wozniacki in round 2 and has come through three stern tests to reach the second week. The only question mark lies over how much energy she has left but the Russian is more than capable at 6/1 with William Hill. Evgeniya Rodina looks to have her work cut out at 20/1 with 188 Bet – principally as she plays Serena Williams next – but she has been in good form so far this week at Wimbledon.
Top Pick for Quarter 4: Serena Williams – 1/3 – Betway.