Unlike the men’s side of things at Wimbledon, the competition over at the women’s bracket isn’t under a monopoly by a small group of superstars. In other words, the 2019 Wimbledon women’s singles is a wide-open race. Sure, Serena Williams, Petra Kvitova, and Naomi Osaka (see all odds here) are the favorites to win the tournament, but we have three sleepers listed below who could shock the field – and the tennis world.
Top 3 Sleeper Picks and Predictions for the 2019 Wimbledon Women’s Singles Tennis Tournament
Where: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom
When: July 1-14, 2019
TV Broadcast: ESPN, NBC Sports, TSN, Tennis Channel
Jelena Ostapenko (+3300)
Watch out for Ostapenko. Although the Latvian is given relatively long odds to win the 2019 Wimbledon, that is not hiding what’s quickly becoming obvious: she is ready to make loud noises in London. As of this writing, Ostapenko is still in contention for the Nature Valley International title in Eastbourne. She beat Mihaela Buzarnescu in the first round then proceeded to take down Sloane Stephens in the following match. Whether she wins the tournament or not, Ostapenko has already made her point that she’s not someone to take lightly. Ostapenko made the semifinals of the Wimbledon in 2018 and the quarterfinals the year before. In other words, she is trending in the correct direction.
Johanna Konta (+3300)
Konta hasn’t won a singles title since last year, but that drought could end at the 2019 Wimbledon. Konta isn’t considered a top contender largely because of her lack of success of late, but she once stitched together a nice run at Wimbledon, when she made it to the semifinals of the tournament’s 2018 edition. She is also coming off a nice semifinals run at the 2019 French Open, so she has some great momentum heading into Wimbledon. Konta, who has a 7-7 career record in Wimbledon matches, is coming off a third-round exit at the Nature Valley International in Eastbourne. She beat Dayana Yastremska in the first round then defeated Maria Sakkari in the second. She was tripped up by Ons Jabeur in the third round. If anything, that will just give Konta more time to rest up before hitting the grass court at Wimbledon.
Amanda Anisimova (+7500)
Anisimova is far from being a household name. She is only 17, but she might be maturing faster than most people realize. Playing in just her fourth main draw phase at a Grand Slam event, Anisimova made sure lots of people will start remembering her name when she reached the semifinals of the 2019 French Open. On her way there, Anisimova beat Simona Halep in straight sets during the quarterfinals before losing to eventual champion Ashleigh Barty in three sets. Anisimova has one title this season, topping the field at the Claro Open Colsanitas in Bogota back in April.
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