2018 Wimbledon Women's Final Betting Prediction

2018 Wimbledon Women’s Final Betting Prediction

Written by on July 13, 2018

Wimbledon is, quite probably, the world’s premier tennis event. There is something about the location and the dedication to history that make it a little more special than the other Grand Slam events. As such, players are often more driven to do well here, but the grass courts have proven to be tough for many over the years. You need only look at the 2018 Wimbledon women’s tournament this year to get an idea of just how difficult it is to win at this event. By the end of the 4th round, every single one of the top 10 seeds in the women’s tournament had been eliminated.This opened the door for a few dark horses to emerge, although the final that we have been left with is one that, while somewhat surprising, is not a total shock. Angelique Kerber will be out looking for her first Wimbledon title, while the tennis betting favorite Serena Williams will be in search of #8. Kerber is the higher seeded of the two players, but that means little when you are going against a player who has made Center Court a home away from home during the course of her career.

2018 Wimbledon Women’s Final Betting Prediction

  • When: Saturday, July 14 at 9 AM EST
  • Where: Wimbledon, London
  • TV: ESPN
  • Live Stream: Watch ESPN
  • 2018 Wimbledon Women’s Final Odds: Serena Williams -200 / Angelique Kerber +170

WTA – WOMEN’S TENNIS HANDICAP AND TOTAL

  • Location: London, UK
  • Established: 1884
  • Open Era: 1968 (47 editions)
  • Surface: Grass
  • Prize money: £ 2,000,000

WTA Top 10

  • 1-Simona Halep
  • 2-Caroline Wozniacki
  • 3-Garbiñe Muguruza
  • 4-Sloane Stephens
  • 5-Elina Svitolina
  • 6-Caroline Garcia
  • 7-Petra Kvitova
  • 8-Karolina Pliskova
  • 9-Venus Williams
  • 10-Angelique Kerber

Why bet on Angelique Kerber?

Is Angelique Kerber a safe bet to win the 2018 Wimbledon Women's Final?It is certainly fair to suggest that grass would not be the surface of choice for Kerber heading into a final, but she appears to have conquered the turf over the past few years. This will be her second Wimbledon final in the past 3 years, with her last visit ending in defeat to Serena Williams. It has been a rather smooth path to the final for Kerber, and not simply because the better players were ousted before the later rounds.She has made short work of most of her opponents, with her best performance coming in the semi-final, where she beat Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets in a little over an hour. Kerber plays a more defensive style of tennis, which she is going to need against Williams, who is once again starting to flash some serious power.

Why bet on Serena Williams?

Despite the fact that Williams has won this event 7 times in her career, she came into this one as a bit of an underdog. After all, this was just her 4th tournament since returning to the tour after giving birth, and her previous events were not exactly memorable. It seems that those tournaments were really nothing more than warm-ups for this one.In fairness, though, Williams did benefit from all those seeded players getting knocked out, as she did not have to face a seeded opponent until the semi-finals, although she did win that one very easily. Williams has admitted that the pressure is off here because no-one thought she would be making it to the final. It’s hard to bet against a player who has a career mark of 5-2 against Kerber.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

This is the most that Serena has looked like the player she was before taking time off to have a baby, and that is bad news for Kerber. Williams loves this tournament, and while it may not be smooth sailing, I think she picks up Wimbledon title #8 on Saturday.

Last 10 Wimbledon Champions

  • 2017: Garbiñe Muguruza
  • 2016: Serena Williams
  • 2015: Serena Williams
  • 2014: Petra Kvitova
  • 2013: Marion Bartoli
  • 2012: Serena Williams
  • 2011: Petra Kvitova
  • 2010: Serena Williams
  • 2009: Serena Williams
  • 2008: Venus Williams