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2018 Wimbledon Women’s Finals Sportsbook Betting Preview

Posted by: Charlie Smith
2018 Wimbledon Women's Finals Betting preview

This year’s Wimbledon tournament is taking shape. Heading into the finals, online tennis betting players are shaking in anticipation. Particularly because of how enticing the Wimbledon Women’s Finals pairing is. After all, who doesn’t want to tune in to watch Serena Williams battle Germany’s Angelique Kerber for international glory?

The match will take place this weekend at the All England Club in Wimbledon. The event will kick off early in the morning around 7:00 am ET. Online sports betting players looking to tune in to catch the thrilling action thanks to BBC. Naturally, you can stream the event at BBC TV.

But enough about the details, let’s get down to the gritty nitty. Which star should players learning how to bet tennis online take in this year’s Wimbledon Women’s Finals?

2018 Wimbledon Women’s Finals Betting Preview

Unsurprisingly, Serena Williams has opened as this year’s online tennis betting favorite. Right now the 7 time Wimbledon Women’s Singles champion is facing ~(-205) odds on the money line. All things considered, those odds are pretty favorable. But should sportsbook bettors feel confident in backing an athlete that gave birth back in September? Considering she made it to the finals unscathed, there’s every reason to do so. After all, Williams is coming off a semifinal triumph in straight sets. But she’ll be put to the test this weekend since her opponent delivered the exact same performance.

Williams, USA’s former world No. 1, gallantly defeated Germany’s Julia Gorges 6-2 and 6-4 afterwards. On the other hand, Kerber overcame Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko 6-3 and 6-3. In doing so, both will now face each other in the Wimbledon finals. Interestingly enough, this pairing will be a repeat of the 2016 title match. We saw Serena Williams come out back then, which would help explain this year’s odds.

Nevertheless, Angelique Kerber is not afraid of this challenge. She may be going up against a player seeking their 24th Grand Slam title, but Kerber is far from being untalented. Currently facing +179 odds, it’s clear that online tennis betting sites aren’t ruling the German out. But are there enough reasons to pick the German over Williams – who was enjoyed so much success at this very same tournament?

2018 Wimbledon Women’s Finals Betting Picks

In order to figure out which side has the best chances of coming out on top, it’d be best to compare their semifinals performances. But since both are coming off dominant performances, this is easier said than done. But of the two, Williams might have had the more dominant outing. After all, se disposed of her opponent in 70 minutes. On top of that, Kerber’s matches were noticeably closer. The final score of the s semifinal matches make that perfectly clear.

So having said all that, it’s looking like Williams is the better pick for the 2018 Wimbledon Women’s Finals. The fact that she gave birth last September only adds more to her already awesome legacy. While Kerber’s interviews are talking about how happy she is to be in another Grand Slam final, Williams isn’t here to take part she’s here to take over.