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2019 WTA Wimbledon Championships - Ashleigh Barty and Karolina Pliskova lead open field

Fresh from winning in Eastbourne, the World No. 2 looks to clinch her first Grand Slam title
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Karolina Pliskova prepared for Wimbledon by winning the Eastbourne International title in style (Getty Images)

2019 WTA Wimbledon Championships Preview, Predictions, Betting Tips & Live Stream

The best players on the WTA Tour have arrived at the All England Club ready to compete in the 2019 Wimbledon Championships, starting on Monday. Ahead of the start of the grass court Grand Slam, we take a look at the leading contenders, potential outsiders, and pick out the value for money bets. 

2019 WTA Wimbledon Championships Betting Odds

  • Ashleigh Barty - 7.00
  • Karolina Pliskova - 8.00
  • Serena Williams - 9.00
  • Angelique Kerber - 9.00
  • Petra Kvitova - 13.00
  • Naomi Osaka - 17.00  Out
  • Simona Halep - 17.00
  • Madison Keys - 26.00
  • Kiki Bertens - 23.00
  • Johanna Konta - 23.00

2019 WTA Wimbledon Championships Top Contenders

Ashleigh Barty
Ashleigh Barty is the top seed at Wimbledon and is aiming to win back-to-bak major titles (Getty Images)

Ashleigh Barty - 7.00

Ashleigh Barty is without doubt one of the most universally popular World No. 1s in tennis history. She achieved the top ranking in style, too, winning the Birmingham Open title without dropping a set, around three weeks after clinching her first Grand Slam title at the French Open

The 23-year-old Australian has a pretty mediocre record at Wimbledon and is yet to progress beyond the third round. That being said, her French Open history was rather ordinary as well, but that proved to matter little. Barty certainly has the game and confidence to win Wimbledon, but winning back-to-back grand slam titles is no mean feat, particularly in the fiercely competitive WTA Tour.

Karolina Pliskova - 8.00

For a player of her talents and weapons, Karolina Pliskova's Wimbledon record is surprisingly poor. In seven visits, the Czech World No. 3 has a record of a first round, five second rounds, and a fourth round exit.

However, such was her dominance at the Eastbourne International in the week leading up to Wimbledon, Pliskova deserves to take her place among the leading contenders at the All England Club.

All of Pliskova's success is based on her serve, so if that is firing at Wimbledon - like it was in Eastbourne - then she should be viewed as the player to beat.

Serena Williams - 9.00

Such is the legend of Serena Williams that she can barely play any competitive tennis over the past two years, be in the final years of her career at the age of 37, and have no real form to base her chances on, and she is still third-favourite to win Wimbledon.

Serena Williams
Serena Williams is an eight-time champion at Wimbledon (Getty Images)

Much of Williams' favourable Wimbledon odds will be based on her remarkable history at the tournament, having won the title seven times. It is difficult to see the American adding to that tally this year, although if she can build up some early momentum she could still be a contender entering the second week. 

Angelique Kerber - 9.00

After an injury-disrupted clay court swing, Angelique Kerber is clearly enjoying her return to the grass courts. A semi-final run at the Mallorca Open was followed with a final appearance at the Eastbourne International, where she lost the title match to Karolina Pliskova.

Then, of course, there is the fact Kerber is the defending Wimbledon champion, having beaten Serena Williams in last year's final. The 31-year-old German should again be considered a leading contender and will have high hopes of defending her title.

Petra Kvitova - 13.00

Petra Kvitova has the game ready-made for the grass courts of Wimbledon. After all, her big powerful serve and flat, booming groundstrokes have led her to two titles at the All England Club.

Fitness is likely to be Kvitova's biggest obstacle this week, with an arm injury cutting short her clay court swing after Rome and resulting in no grass court warm-up events. If she can find her match sharpness quickly and work her way into the tournament, the World No. 5 can be a big threat. Naomi Osaka - 17.00

2019 WTA Wimbledon Championships Outsiders

Naomi Osaka
Naomi Osaka struggled under the weight of being World No. 1 (Getty Images)

Naomi Osaka - 17.00Naomi Osaka has established herself as one of the leading stars on the WTA Tour following successive Grand Slam titles at th US Open and Australian Open. The Japanese 22-year-old found being World No. 1 tough going and she did not go beyond the quarter-finals of any event since Melbourne. 

Simona Halep - 17.00

Undoubtedly one of the most accomplished clay court players in the world, Simona Halep actually has a decent recent history at Wimbledon, with two quarter-finals in 2016 and 2017. The Romanian World No. 7 has not played since the French Open, but her consistency and athleticism can make her a tough prospect.

Kiki Bertens - 23.00

Kiki Bertens saw her irresistable run of form ended by injury during the French Open first round, but she has made a seamless return and transition to grass. The Dutch World No. 4 reached the 's-Hertogenbosch final, before making it to the Eastbourne International semi-finals. She also had her best performance at a Grand Slam at Wimbledon last year, reaching the quarter-finals. 

Johanna Konta
Johanna Konta will have plenty of home support at Wimbledon (Getty Images)

Johanna Konta - 23.00

After a couple of seasons that saw her slip out of contention, Johanna Konta has enjoyed a welcome return to form - reaching the Italian Open final and French Open semi-finals. Now the British No. 1 returns to the tournament where she is guaranteed more support than any of her rivals. Konta reached the semi-finals two years ago, and is showing similar form this year.

2019 WTA Wimbledon Championships Live Stream

The 2019 WTA Wimbledon Championships is available to watch live and in its entirety on the bet365 live streaming service. To access every match from Wimbledon, make sure you have a funded Sports account or have placed a bet in the past 24 hours. Bet365 can be accessed on any smartphone, tablet device, or computer with a data or internet connection.

2019 WTA Wimbledon Championships Betting Tips

The WTA field is once again open and competitive, but we are backing Karolina Pliskova to finally land her first Grand Slam title. The Czech is bang in form and has the perfect game to succeed at Wimbledon.

Best Bet: Ashleigh Barty Win Quarter 1 @ 3.00 at bet365 - 2 Units
To Reach the Final Tip: Ashleigh Barty @ 3.50 at bet365 - 2 Units
Wimbledon Outright Winner: Karolina Pliskova @ 8.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit
Name the Finalists: Ashleigh Barty/Karolina Pliskova @11 .00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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