Vegas Odds On Wimbledon 2015
Vegas odds on Wimbledon 2014 are officially up. From Monday, June 23, all the way through to the championship weekend of July 5 and 6, London, England will be home to the greatest tennis players on the planet. One of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, Wimbledon's crown is currently held by Andy Murray on the men's side, and Marion Bartoli on the ladies'. Vegas odds on Wimbledon contenders show world #1 Serena Williams a definite favorite, along with Na Li, Simonia Halep, Agnieszka Radwanska and Maria Sharipova. The men's Wimbledon 2014 champion will have to get through world #1 and current French Open champion (his record-setting ninth overall) Rafael Nadal. Other possible candidates to win the men's singles tournament this year include last year's champ Andy Murray, as well as Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka. Bob and Mike Bryan won last year's men's doubles championship at Wimbledon, their third Wimbledon doubles title and 15th major, and remain the Vegas odds on favorite to repeat in that category again this year.
The Las Vegas odds on Wimbledon tennis players will always show certain professionals as the favorites. But each year in both the men's and women's divisions, there are those low ranked players who get hot leading up to the tournament, and offer the wise bettor who does a little research a potentially huge underdog payoff. Officially titled The Championships, Wimbledon, the oldest tennis tournament in the world has recently been home to the rare underdog champion. Anyone with a betting ticket on Czechoslovakia's Petra Kvitova in the 2011 women's final against Maria Sharipova had a very nice payday.
But usually, the cream of the crop rises to the top in both the Men's and Women's Singles Finals at Wimbledon. The only grand slam event played on grass, the tournament does cater to those tennis pros who prefer that surface. Roger Federer won 7 of the 8 Wimbledon championship match-ups he played in from 2003-2012, surrendering only to Rafael Nadal in 2008. 'Rafa' won the title again in 2010 for his 9th Grand Slam title and 2nd Wimbledon championship, and Novak Djokovic defeated Nadal in his back-to-back bid in 2011 for his first Championship title in his first finals appearance.
On the women's side, from 2005-2012 Venus and Serena Williams took down 6 Wimbledon Women's titles, with Serena taking 3 out of 4 from 2009-2012. But Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska took Serena to 3 sets in 2012, and was poised to payoff as a huge long-shot. Russia's Vera Zvonareva also made the Ladies Final in recent years, proving again that the underdog can be competitive in the championship match. Widely regarded as the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, the event has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London since 1877. As one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments held every year the tournament takes place in late June and early July.
The Grand Slam Australian Open and French Open come before Wimbledon, with the U.S. Open following. Often times, players performing well in the warm-up events preceding Wimbledon make for a long hard look at the betting window. On the men's side, the Queen's Club Championships, which are also held in London, are a Wimbledon precursor that the savvy gambler will watch closely. And for the women the AEGON Classic in Birmingham, as well as both the UNICEF Open and the Eastbourne International, allow you to take advantage of favorable Las Vegas odds on Wimbledon participants each year.
Las Vegas Wimbledon Betting Odds
The following are the most current odds on who will win Wimbledon.