Iga Świątek Clear Favorite to Win Wimbledon

Iga Swiatek Roland Garros Win

  • World no.1 Iga Swiatek has opened as the +204 betting favorite to win the Wimbledon Ladies Singles tournament.
  • Swiatek defeated Coco Gauff in straight sets on Saturday in the final of the 2022 French Open women’s singles tournament.
  • Swiatek has not lost since February 16th and has won 35 consecutive matches, tied for the longest by a female tennis player this century.

Fresh off winning her second grand slam singles title at the 2022 French Open tournament, world no. 1 Iga Swiatek has opened as the odds on favorite to win the Wimbledon Ladies Singles title.

According to the online sportsbook MyBookie.ag, Swiatek is the +204 betting favorite to win the tournament.

Swiatek, who just turned 21 earlier this week, has not lost a match since February 16th. She went to Paris having won five WTA events this year, including four 1000 level tournaments. Swiatek rose to no. 1 in the WTA rankings in April and now has nearly twice as many points was anyone else.

On Saturday, she made easy work of Coco Gauff in the 2022 French Open women’s singles final 6-1, 6-3, winning for the second time in her career at Roland Garros.

35 Wins in a Row

The win was Swiatek’s 35th consecutive victory, matching Venus Williams’ feat in 2000 as the longest winning streak by a female tennis player this century. She also joins Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Margaret Court, Chris Evert, Martina Hingis, Monica Seles, and Venus Williams as the only women’s tennis players to win at least 35 consecutive matches.

Overall, it’s also the third-longest winning streak in tennis since 2000, with only Novak Djokovic’s 43 in 2011 and Roger Federer’s 42 in 2006 longer. She is 18-0 since becoming world no. 1 and had won 70 out of the 76 sets played during that period, including 15 6-0 sets.

Swiatek becomes the 10th woman to win more than one single’s title at Roland Garros in the Open Era. At 21, she is also the 4th-youngest to triumph at least two times at the French Open, with only Monica Seles, Steffi Graf, and Chris Evert doing it at a younger age. Swiatek is also the first player since Justin Henin in 2007-08 to win six consecutive tournaments played and her six tournament wins this year are the most since Serena Williams won seven WTA events in 2017.

Naomi Osaka on Wimbledon Entry List

Former world no. 1 and four-time grand slam winner Naomi Osaka is second in the latest Wimbledon futures betting boards at +710 odds. The 24-year old Japanese tennis superstar withdrew from the Italian Open and then was beaten by Amanda Anisimova as the +140 betting underdog in the opening round of the 2022 French Open. Osaka has never made it past the third round at the All-England Club.

Next on the MyBookie oddsboard at +1050 is 19-year old Emma Raducanu who won the 2021 U.S. Open women’s singles title after opening at 250-1 odds. Raducanu lost in R2 at Roland Garros and will be making her grass debut at the 2022 Nottingham Open. 2019 Wimbledon winner Simona Halep is 4th on the board with her +1200 odds. Haelp was also eliminated in the second round at the French Open.

Coco Gauff is listed at +1300 after making her first grand slam final at Roland Garros. Gauff has never made it pas R4 in England. 2021 Wimbledon finalist Karolina Pliskova is pegged at +1650 odds while Serena Williams is currently priced at +1675. Two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova and Elena Rybakina are both listed at +1800 odds.

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