With the French Open wrapped up, we now turn our attention to the 2017 Wimbledon that takes place in less than a month. We’ll obviously have a lot of the matches covered individually, but let's take a look at some future bets on the women’s side before the tournament takes place. Of course, I try to go with some longer odds in hopes of cashing out big considering my money is tied up for a few weeks.
Here are five WTA players to consider betting on in the 2017 Wimbledon.
Angelique Kerber - Angelique Kerber made the final of the Wimbledon last year and now doesn't have to deal with Serena Williams this time around. Kerber also made the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon in 2014 and the semifinals in 2012. Yes, this has been a subpar year for Kerber based on what she accomplished last season, but shes still arguably the best player in the field when you take out Serena. We’re getting +1000 odds, and that's a steal in my eyes.
Venus Williams - Venus Williams is still making grand slam tournament runs, as she's made at least the fourth round in each of her last five appearances, and that includes the semifinals of last years Wimbledon. Of course, Venus has won the Wimbledon five times in the past. Some would say Venus is too old and inconsistent to win a grand slam now, but we just saw how underwhelming the women's side can be in the French Open with many of the top seeds bowing out early. Either way, +1200 odds with Venus is a decent longshot bet and provides hedging room later.
Simona Halep - Simona Halep should have some fire in her belly after blowing the French Open title, a match she had a one set lead and a 3-0 lead in the second set. I still think Halep is the best player in the world when she's on top of her game and you take out Serena. Halep has made at least the quarterfinals in two of her last three Wimbledon appearances and should be hungry to redeem herself even if grass isn't her best surface. When playing well, Halep will have the advantage against just about anybody in the field.
Agnieszka Radwanska - Radwanska has a history of getting better the deeper the season goes, and she's made at least the semifinals in three of her last five Wimbledon appearances. In fact, Radwanska hasn't been bounced before the fourth round of the Wimbledon since 2011. Radwanska is due for a deep grand slam run and she could have a chance at her first title if a few things fall in her favor. Not sure why Radwanska is being written off a bit by oddsmakers, bt there's big value in getting her with +3300 odds.
Garbine Muguruza - Despite a fourth round exit in the French, Garbine Muguruza seems to have found her 2015 form and is playing some really consistent tennis that includes wins in 11 of her last 17 matches. The last time Muguruza was playing solid tennis, she made the final of the 2015 Wimbledon and pushed Serena to two competitive sets. With a wide open field, Muguruza is a serious threat to win her second grand slam title, making +1000 odds intriguing.