The opening week of the Wimbledon Championship has been full of excitement and action for the sports betting public, and for tennis fans. While most top seeds have made it through to fight another day, some haven’t been so fortunate...hello Ms. Sharapova.
Heading into the tournament Sharapova had attracted a reasonable amount of betting action, as she is trying to get back on track. Online sportsbook SPORTSBETTING.com reported the former number one female player in the world received 9% of all the volume bet on the women’s side of the tourney.
The odds have been updated and now things are starting to get very interesting. Roger Federer and Andy Murray are dominating the bettor’s attention on the men’s side. Next in line on the Wimbledon Odds menu is Novak Djokovic and Andy Roddick. After those two, there is a big drop down to 25/1 for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and 33/1 for Llewyton Hewitt.
On the ladies side, as you might expect, Venus and Serena Williams are at the top, with Victoria Azarenka and Dinara Safina next.
Can someone upset Roger Federer? There are a few players who can maybe pull it off. Andy Murray being the one real contender who everyone would love to see in a final. He has been backed heavily by those in his homeland (the UK). Are we looking at an all-Williams sister final in this year’s Wimbledon Championship – that’s a distinct possibility.
Keep an eye out for the daily sports betting options for tennis betting on this, the biggest tournament of the year. It is going to be a great final week.
Here are the odds for the upcoming matches, courtesy sportsbook SPORTSBETTING.com.
Fernando Verdasco -1400 Albert Montanes +650
Ivo Karlovic +150 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga -200
Tommy Haas -160 Marin Cilic +120
Robin Soderling -700 Nicolas Almagro +400
Tommy Robredo -155 Dudi Sela +115
Mardy Fish +312 Novak Djokovic -525