It’s Raining Seeds.
The Wimbledon Championships move into the second week, but with it comes a watered-down lineup of top seeds and favorites after many crashed out in the first few rounds of the tournament.
This includes World No. 1 Iga Swiatek, the bookies’ odds-on favorite, who suffered an untimely upset in Saturday’s third round of Wimbledon tennis betting action. France’s Alize Cornet delivered the tournament’s biggest upset by beating Iga Swiatek 6-4, 6-2 in the third round on Saturday at the All England Club.
Read on for a complete update on the first week of the Wimbledon Championships below. Find out who is in, who is out, and where the tennis odds are cornered at the sportsbook exchange.
Wimbledon Championship Odds Ahead of Week 2
- Ons Jabeur +200
- Simona Halep +375
- Jelena Ostapenko +450
- Paula Badosa +750
- Amanda Anisimova +900
- Elena Rybakina +1200
- Alize Cornet +2000
- Caroline Garcia +2000
- Julie Niemeier +2800
- Harmony Tan +2800
- Alja Tomljanovic +2800
- Marie Bouzkova +3300
- Petra Martic +4000
- Elena Mertens +4000
- Heather Watson +5000
- Tatjana Maria +6600
Swiatek Upset Burst First Quarter Wide Open
Swiatek was the bookies’ favorite, despite coming into Wimbledon with no grass-court warm-up events. The market’s reasoning was based on the 21-year-old’s impressive form ahead of Wimbledon. She boasted a 35-match unbeaten streak and six straight titles, including the French Open.
But Swiatek’s record at Wimbledon wasn’t something bettors could hang their hats on reliably. She was 3-2 lifetime at the All England Club.
Top seed toppled ✅@alizecornet produces a stunning performance to break world No.1 Iga Swiatek’s 37-match winning streak#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/QcJOx0Ah3t
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 2, 2022
The veteran Frenchwoman exposed Swiatek’s lack of preparation and her shortcomings on the grass in the resounding victory.
Swiatek’wasn’t the only high seed upset in the first quarter of the Wimbledon draw. No. 8 Jessica Pegula and No.13 Barbora Krejcikova were also third-round casualties. Thus, the highest seed remaining in this section is No. 17 Elena Rybakina.
The Kazakhstan native is now the sixth-best bet to win at +1200. Rybakina faces Petra Martic in the R16 after she took out Pegula. Giant-slaying Cornet will take on Alja Tomljanovic in the R16.
Badosa, Halep, Anisimova Highlight Second Quarter
The second quarter of the Wimbledon draw looms dauntingly as top seeds Paula Badosa, Simona Halep, and Amanda Anisimova survived the carnage of the first week.
This was the proverbial group of death section with three former Wimbledon champions, top favorites, and dangerous floating young guns contained within.
The first major upset came in the first round when France’s Harmony Tan stunned six-time Wimbledon champion, Serena Williams, in a three-set marathon.
Since recording the monumental upset, Tan, who ranked outside of the Top 100, has backed it up admirably and reached the fourth round of a grand slam for the first time in her career. The 24-year-old beat Sara Sorribes Tormo and Katie Boulter along the way.
Amanda Anisimova has won more 3-set matches than anybody else on the WTA Tour this season.
Her 13th sees her beat Coco Gauff 6-7(4), 6-2, 6-1.
A former French Open semifinalist, into the R16 here for the first time. pic.twitter.com/CIkAjULgVc
— The Tennis Podcast (@TennisPodcast) July 2, 2022
Next up for Tan is American and No. 20 seed Anisimova. Having been a +3000 contender at the start of the tournament, the bookies now make the 20-year-old American a +900 bet to win Wimbledon.
This re-evaluation comes after Anisimova took out one of the early betting online favorites and fellow countrywoman Coco Gauff in the third round.
Elsewhere, No. 4 seed Paula Badosa dispatched two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in straight sets. Her reward is a date with former Wimbledon champion Halep.
Halep has coasted under the radar, though she came into the event as one of the players to spot. Now, bookies slash Halep’s odds from +1400 to +375, following the diaspora in the top half of the draw as seeds exit Wimbledon
Jabeur the Player To Beat
Ons Jabeur entered the tournament as the second-best bet after Swiatek but at considerably bigger odds. Now, on the heels of the Pole’s defeat, Jabeur is the newly minted top favorite with odds slashed from +800 to +200.
Jabeur will face No. 24 seed Elise Mertens in the last 16 after the Belgian defeated former Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber.
France’s Carolina Garcia is in fine form as she reaches the fourth round of Wimbledon on the back of a title at the Bad Hamburg Open.
Garcia took out home favorite and 2021 US Open champion Emma Raducanu in the second round and hasn’t looked back. She will take on Czech Marie Bouzkova for a spot in the quarters.
Neither player was seeded for the tournament, but both have punched above their weight class. Bouzkova dismissed American and No. 7 seed Danielle Collins in the first round and No. 28 seed Alison Riske in the third round. To explore the alternate betting options for the WTA Merida tennis tournament.
Ostapenko, Last Seed Standing
Jelena Ostapenko is the last seed standing in the fourth quarter of the draw. which featured No. 5 Maria Sakkari and No. 2 Anett Kontaveit, along with contenders No.14 Belinda Bencic and No. 23 Beatriz Haddad-Maia.
As it is, this is now Ostapenko’s section to win. The Latvian will face Tatjana Maria in the R16 after the German defeated Sakkari in the third round.
Elsewhere British hopeful Heather Watson emerges as a surprise fourth-round contender. Watson was in Bencic’s corner and capitalized on the Swiss’ early demise by navigating a course into the last 16.
Fellow German Julia Niemeier took out the second seed Kontaveit in the second round. She backed up her upset by beating Lseia Tsurenko in the third round.