The 2009 Wimbledon tennis tournament ready to kick off on Monday, June 22, is there little surprise that Serena Williams is favored to win on the women’s side?
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made Serena Williams a 9/4 favorite to win this year’s Wimbledon. Her sister Venus has short odds to win at 3/1, while Maria Sharapova is 8/1, Dinara Safina is 9/1 and Victoria Azarenka is 11/1.
Serena hasn’t won a singles tournament at Wimbledon since 2003. She also won in 2002 and has 33 career titles to her name. She also has Wimbledon Grand Slam Double victories in 2008, 2002 and 2000.
Venus has more Wimbledon singles tournament wins than Serena, with victories in 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007 and 2008. Venus beat Serena 7-5 and 6-4 last year.
At 8/1 odds to win, Sharapova offers a ton of value at this year’s Wimbledon. She won in 2004 and was the highest ranked tennis player in 2005. She has a career record of 315-72 and 19 career titles.
The prestigious Wimbledon Tournament will start on Monday, June 22 and run through July 5. It’ll be held in Wimbledon, London Borough of Merton in the United Kingdom. For complete odds on the women’s, see below and for the men’s odds, click here.
Women’s 2009 Wimbledon Odds to Win – June 22-July 5 – Wimbledon, London
Serena Williams 9/4
Venus Williams 3/1
Maria Sharapova 8/1
Dinara Safina 9/1
Victoria Azarenka 11/1
Jelena Jankovic 25/1
Ana Ivanovic 20/1
Svetlana Kuznetsova 14/1
Elena Dementieva 25/1
Field (Any Other Player) 6/1
Posted: 6/20/09 6:37PM ET