The women looking to lift the Wimbledon crown

The best women’s tennis players in the world are currently fighting it out to lift the Wimbledon singles title. And unlike the men’s draw, where it’s likely to be one of Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal or Roger Federer lifting the trophy – the women’s side of the competition is much more difficult to call.
The favourite, according to William Hill, is Karoline Pliskova, at 7/2. The Czech star came through her first round match 6-2, 7-6 against China’s Zhu Lin.
William Hill also has Ashleigh Barty at 7/2, and then Serena Williams at 7-1.
But after that, it’s game on, and anyone could upset those top three.
Let’s have a look at who might just spring a surprise…

Who’s in the running?

There have been five different women’s Wimbledon winners in the last six years:

  • 2018 – Angelique Kerber
  • 2017 – Garbine Muguruza
  • 2016 – Serena Williams
  • 2015 – Serena Williams
  • 2014 – Petra Kvitova
  • 2013 – Marion Bartoli

And there could well be a new name on that list come the end of this tournament. Here are three we, and William Hill, has their eyes on.

Don’t Count Out Konta

The British number one Johanna Konta looked good in the first round – really good. She was simply too good for Romania’s Ana Bogdan, in a performance which could pave the way for her to go deep into the second week. Sure, she’ll need some luck. But with the crowd behind her, William Hill’s 18-1 odds could prove a snip. She has a bit of history behind her too, reaching the semis in 2017.

The Great Dane

Incredibly, Caroline Wozniacki has never got into the Wimbledon quarter finals before. But there’s a growing sense that the former world number one could prove to be a real threat at Wimbledon. Already into round three, the Dane is sat at 33-1 with William Hill and unlikely to hit a seeded player until the last eight. Definitely worth a go.