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Wimbledon Follow: Swiatek One-Trick Pony?

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Iga Swiatek was at the top of our Wimbledon picks, but the Polish world number one was disappointing.

Bettors are wondering whether she’s a one-trick pony on clay, but we’re prepared to give her the benefit of the doubt.

Wimbledon Follow: Swiatek One-Trick Pony?
Poland's Iga Swiatek | Thomas samson / afp

There are more questions than answers following the 2023 Wimbledon, but that’s what makes betting on women’s tennis at the sportsbook so exciting.

Swiatek Eyes Bounce Back at U.S. Open

Swiatek wasn’t her usual self at Wimbledon when losing to Elina Svitolina, who was subsequently destroyed in the final.

She owns four grand slam titles, so that’s why she’s the +250 favorite with sport betting markets for the U.S. Open, but three of those wins came at the French Open.

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She hasn’t been nearly as impressive on other surfaces, but there could be some trepidation in future betting markets as with Wimbledon predictions.

Despite failing to win, she was happy with her progression.

“I’m proud and content we made it to play two tournaments and achieve semis in Bad Homburg and quarter-final at Wimbledon. It’s a big step we took. I put in a lot of work, learned a lot and what’s better: I found some joy in playing on grass,” Swiatek said.

“We know what to improve, what to work on and focus on and that’s the most important part of this experience for me this year.”

+250 is a touch short, but she is the most talented player in the U.S. Open field, so she’s one to follow.

Sabalenka Teasing Bettors

The latest Wimbledon news is that Aryna Sabalenka hasn’t gotten over her choking issues.

Add the grass-court tournament to her long list of chokes, which are becoming frequent, and they’re frustrating bettors.

Online gambling markets always respect her chances, as they should. However, she needs to put it all together and win.

She is a +450 second favorite to win at Flushing Meadows, a decent price considering her ability, but it comes with risk.

Sabalenka just needs to focus, and if she wins one grand slam, the door might open for more in 2024.

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Vondrousova Holding Steady

There hasn’t been much market movement for Marketa Vondrousova, who won Wimbledon.

The upset winner is a +3300 chance for the U.S. Open, and if she plays anywhere near her best, she could win again.

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We were impressed with her powerful serve and unwillingness to relent, which are two attributes tennis players must have.

We expected her U.S. Open odds to be around +1800 following the win, especially given how wide open the women’s field is. There are no standout players except Swiatek, so grand slam titles are up for grabs, which wasn’t the case when Serena Williams played.

Having a nibble at the odds wouldn’t be a bad strategy for an in-form player.

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