Serena Williams Continues Winning Streak
Serena Williams is the bookies favourite to win Wimbledon with odds of 2/5 and she certainly looked on form in her opening match.
She beat Mandy Minella in straight sets showing her signature powerful serve at 121mph as well as a softer touch when appropriate. Williams is also enjoying a winning streak of 32 matches, the longest single-season run on the women’s tour for 13 years.
The game marked Williams’ return to competition following a short break after winning the French Open earlier this month. It was also her first match on a grass court since winning her fifth Wimbledon title last year.
It’s also been an exciting week off the court with Williams and her biggest rival, number 2 seed Maria Sharapova, making headlines with their on-going exchange of insults. Luckily the two players are on opposite sides of the draw and could only meet in the final. While Sharapova is second favourite, the bookies have placed her a long way behind Williams with odds of 4/1.
However, it is early days yet and there have already been some surprise exits from the tournament, so if you think you can predict them be sure to place your bets soon.