Women's Wimbledon

The 2010 Wimbledon Tennis Tournament gets started on Monday and the odds are out for which female will take the grand slam title this year.

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The Favorite

Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com has made Serena Williams a 2/1 favorite to win this year’s tournament. Other short odds are Venus Williams (7/2), Justine Henin (6/1), and Maria Sharapova (7/1). Serena is a three-time winner of this event and the defending champion as she defeated Venus in straight sets a year ago. Venus and Serena have won eight of the last 10 Wimbledon titles.

Previous Winners

Venus last took the title in 2008 and she has five Wimbledon titles. She has also finished runner-up in three finals, losing to her sister in all three events. Amelie Mauersmo is the last non-Williams to win the title, as she took the 2006 crown. Mauersmo has since retired from competition. Sharapova won the 2004 title. She has since won two other grand slam titles but has not reached the finals of Wimbledon again.

Recent Success

In the 2010 French Open, Francesca Schiavone won the women’s title, her first grand slam. She has 80/1 odds to win Wimbledon. Schiavone beat Samantha Stosur in the finals in straight sets. Stosur has been given 10/1 odds to win Wimbledon. Serena Williams won the 2010 Australian Open, besting Justine Henin in three sets to claim the title.

The Wimbledon tennis tournament will start on Monday, June 21 and end on Sunday, July 4. The tournament takes place in London, England and will be played on grass courts. For complete odds on the Women’s tournament, see below.

Women’s 2010 Wimbledon Odds to Win – June 21-July 4 – London, England

Serena Williams 2/1

Venus Williams 7/2

Justine Henin 6/1

Maria Sharapova 7/1

Samantha Stosur 10/1

Kim Clijsters 10/1

Caroline Wozniacki 20/1

Jelena Jankovic 20/1

Ana Ivanovic 30/1

Elena Dementieva 30/1

Yanina Wickmayer 40/1

Victoria Azarenka 40/1

Aravane Rezai 40/1

Svetlana Kuznetsova 50/1

Vera Zvonareva 60/1

Nadia Petrova 60/1

Dinara Safina 60/1

Francesca Schiavone 80/1

Melanie Oudin 100/1

Field (Any Other Player) 8/1

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Posted: 6/19/10 2:43PM ET


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