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Tennis tips for the Wimbledon women’s singles 2022

24 Jun | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
Tennis tips for the Wimbledon women’s singles 2022

Iga Swiatek is the favourite to win at SW19 for the 2022 event, but it looks like a very open field.

The favourites

Iga Swiatek {ODDS:770661946:6/4} is the clear favourite to win Wimbledon this year, and it’s not difficult to understand why.

The 21-year-old is one victory away from completing the longest winning sequence of anybody this millennium, a record currently held by Venus Williams.

Swiatek’s 35-match unbeaten stretch includes an incredible six titles, including the French Open earlier this month, while several of her Russian and Belarussian rivals are ineligible for this event.

Yet in the women’s game, only Serena Williams has won both the French Open and Wimbledon in the same season since 1996. It is a difficult thing to do and, with the tour so open in the last few years, it would come as no shock were there to be a surprise winner.

Of the rest of the field, Ons Jabeur {ODDS:770661963:11/1} is worth getting on side.

The Tunisian has won two of the last four events that she has entered, an impressive victory at the Madrid Open before beating Cori Gauff and Belinda Bencic en route to a grass court title at the German Open last week.

A run to the latter stages of a Grand Slam is surely imminent.

The outsiders

The field is so wide open that a surprise package could come from virtually anywhere.

One relative outsider who could be worth watching is Maria Sakkari {ODDS:770661962:20/1}.

The Greek has reached the semi-finals in two of her last five Grand Slams and, despite some patchy recent form, has some decent triumphs behind her this season.

The 26-year-old reached the final of Indian Wells earlier this year and clearly has the ability to take advantage of an unpredictable field.

And it wouldn’t be a Wimbledon preview without assessing the chances of Williams {ODDS:770661947:16/1}.

Arguably the greatest player of all time, the American hasn’t played in a match since retiring in round one here last year and hasn’t won a major since January 2017.

Yet even at the age of 40, several of her opponents have spoken of their hope that they will avoid Williams in the draw. She still has an aura that can get her further than her body ought to allow.

The seven-time champion may make some headway in this tournament, but the reality is that those odds don’t justify backing somebody who hasn’t played a professional match for 12 months.

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