In the past few days Serena has shifted from 9 to 1 to 7.5 to 1, while Ons Jabeur has moved from 100 to 1 to 48 to 1.

Wimbledon is less than one week away, which means it’s time to look at some futures odds. Once again on the women’s side, it’s anyone’s tournament to win. Of the WTA's last 22 major champions, 12 have been first-time winners. Will the trend continue? Or has oddsmakers favorite Ashleigh Barty recovered from her injury in time to capture her seemingly inevitable first Wimbledon title? We’ll find out soon.

Serena Williams +750

First things first: if you believe Serena Williams will capture her ever-elusive 24th major championship, know that odds on Serena are never totally fair. With such a household name, sportsbooks know that casual fans and bettors will put money on the GOAT, which means they can offer a less than ideal price. That said, if you believe she will win, now is the time to put your money where your mouth is. Wimbledon is by far Serena’s best chance to win another major, and 7.5 to 1 is not a bad payoff. Serena’s serve is arguably the most dominant shot in tennis history, and is only improved on the slick grass courts. Serena’s odds have dropped in the past week from +900 to +750 (without playing a single match during the grass season), so get it while it’s hot.


Health permitting, Ash Barty is the clear-cut favorite on the women's side.

Health permitting, Ash Barty is the clear-cut favorite on the women's side.

Ashleigh Barty +700

Barty’s game seems tailor-made for grass-court tennis; due to her recent injury at Roland Garros, her outright price of +700 is shockingly good value. There isn’t any recent news about her health, so please keep your bets on the small side, but I would be shocked to see Barty with 7 to 1 odds to win Wimbledon in the coming years. She has, by far, the best slice on tour, in addition to one of the most effective serves. Her hand skills are second to none, and perfect for the delicate cat & mouse points that grass court tennis provides. Barty will almost certainly win Wimbledon, it’s just a matter of when.

Other solid outright picks: Ons Jabeur at 48 to 1, Jessica Pegula at 55 to 1, and former champion Garbñe Muguruza at 12 to 1.