She beat five-time champ Venus Williams in the first round. Then she came back to beat Polona Hercog on Friday to move on to the round of 16.
As a result, 15-year-old American Cori “Coco” Gauff has become the story of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships so far.
However, upsets have been the order of the day in both the men’s and women’s draws at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England. So much so that the original Wimbledon betting odds here in the US have changed dramatically.
No. 124 ranked Jiří Veselý beat No. 5 Alexander Zverev. No. 89 ranked Thomas Fabbiano beat No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas. Plus, women’s No. 2 Naomi Osaka fell to No. 39 Yulia Putintseva. And all that was on the tournament’s first day last week.
Since then, the upsets have only continued. The biggest of the bunch would have to be the defending champion and No. 5 seed, Angelique Kerber, losing to unseeded American Lauren Davis in the third round Thursday.
Wimbledon betting odds
Below is a look at the current Wimbledon futures odds heading into Monday’s Round of 16 matches at four of the top sportsbooks in the country.
|Wimbledon 2019||SugarHouse (PA)||FanDuel (NJ)||Parx (PA)||BetStars (NJ)|
|Novak Djokovic||-125 (+140)||-130 (+125)||-125 (+140)||-150 (+138)|
|Roger Federer||+350 (+333)||+300 (+300)||+350 (+333)||+333 (+300)|
|Rafael Nadal||+350 (+550)||+360 (+750)||+350 (+550)||+350 (+600)|
|Serena Williams||+500 (+500)||+500 (+900)||+500 (+500)||+550 (+650)|
|Ashleigh Barty||+250 (+550)||+230 (+500)||+250 (+550)||+250 (+500)|
|Karolina Pliskova||+350 (+600)||+360 (+700)||+350 (+600)||+333 (+550)|
Djokovic a moneyline favorite
As you can see, defending men’s singles champion Novak Djokovic is now a moneyline favorite to win the title. You’ll now have to lay anywhere from $125 to $150 to win $100 on the four-time Wimbledon and 15-time Grand Slam singles title winner.
Tsitsipas’s early exit has allowed Canadian Milos Raonic to move into the top four in the men’s draw. However, Raonic is a big underdog and the prices on legends Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are only going up.
There is still no moneyline favorite on the women’s side. However, Kerber’s loss has allowed Petra Kvitova to move into the top four.
Plus, the odds on the favorites have all changed and are expected to continue that trend following Monday’s Round of 16 matches.
The Monday at the start of Wimbledon’s second week is often referred to as “Manic Monday.” The tournament hosts all its Round of 16 matches on this day.
Cori “Coco” Gauff still an underdog
In the meantime, Gauff is stealing all the headlines, but not much else. Although prices vary, she remains a big underdog to win the women’s title.
That said, a Round of 16 win on Monday versus Simona Halep should change the odds on her dramatically. In fact, she’ll likely become a betting favorite in most US states with legal sports betting.
This includes sportsbooks in:
Wimbledon continues through this weekend with the women’s final on Saturday, July 13 and the men’s final on Sunday, July 14.