- Iga Swiatek is the heavy +150 betting favorite to win the 2022 Wimbledon men’s singles tournament.
- The world no. 1 was listed at +204 at the start of the current month but her odds have shortened as bettors have been hammering her odds.
- Swiatek has 56.4% of the total betting handle and 35.4% of the betting tickets to win the tournament.
After winning the 2022 French Open women’s singles title as the overwhelming -110 betting favorite, Iga Swiatek is the heavy +150 odds on favorite to win next week’s Wimbledon women’s singles tournament. At the start of the month, the Polish tennis star was listed at +204 odds.
Coco Gauff, the American teenager whom Swiatek beat at the final in Roland Garros, and Ons Jabeur, who also opened with the second-best odds at the French Open, are both chasing Swiatek at +1000 odds.
Swiatek is also the most popular bet at BetMGM with 56.4% of the total betting handle and 35.4% of the total betting tickets to win this year’s grass-court grand slam. Jabeur is the second-most popular bet with 9.3% of the betting slips and 6.0% of the total money. Gauff has 8.5% of the tickets while Ash Barty, who retired back in March, has 7.6% of the handle. But because the Aussie retired last March, bets in her favor will be voided.
35 Wins in a Row
35 wins in a row.
The 2022 French Open champion.
Iga Swiatek. pic.twitter.com/cnHeacb3Fy
— bet365 (@bet365) June 4, 2022
The world no. 1 extended her winning streak to 35 matches by beating Gauff in the Final at Roland Garros. Her streak matched Serena Williams’ 2000 feat as the longest winning streak in women’s tennis since the turn of the century. Swiatek also joined an exclusive group that includes Margaret Court, Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, and the Williams sisters as the only women’s tennis players to win at least 35 consecutive matches.
She has not lost since February 16th and has won the last six tournaments she’s played in, joining Justin Henin as the only women’s tennis player in the history of the sport to win six consecutive tournaments. Since becoming world no. 1, Swiatek is 18-0 and has dropped only six of 76 sets played during that span.
At the start of the grass season, she was supposed to play in the German Open but withdrew before the start of the tournament due to shoulder discomfort. Swiatek was eliminated in the 4th round of last year’s Wimbledon women’s singles tournament and she has a 3-2 all-time record at the All-England Club. Despite that, her current run as world no.1 makes her a heavy favorite to continue her dominance in England.
First Semi-Finals Appearance on Grass
Seventh-seeded Coco Gauff served five aces and reached a grass-court semifinal for the first time by ousting fourth-seeded Czech Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-4 on Friday at the bett1open in Berlin. https://t.co/FNQHKjI1jj
— Reuters Sports (@ReutersSports) June 18, 2022
Gauff is coming off her first semi-finals appearance on grass when she defeated 4th seeded Karolina Pliskova in the quarterfinals of the German Open. She would’ve moved into the Top 10 had she beaten Ons Jabeur in that final four showdown but she lost. Despite that, Gauff is coming off her first appearance in a grand slam final.
As mentioned earlier, the American finished runner-up to Swiatek at the 2022 French Open. Prior to that, her best finish was making it to the quarterfinals in last year’s tournament at Roland Garros. She is 6-2 overall at Wimbledon and has two 4th round appearances in the last three years. After having a breakthrough on grass in Berlin, this could be her big moment and the top tennis sportsbooks think so too.
Jabeur won the 2022 WTA German Open after Belinda Bencic retired in their final match. With the win, Jabeur moved to a career-high no. 3 in the latest WTA rankings. Earlier this year, Jabeur won the clay-court tournament 2022 Mutua Madrid Open. Barty meanwhile, got solid backing from her supporters prior to her surprise retirement but as the sportsbook said, those bets will be returned to the players.