3 Women's Dark Horses to Win Wimbledon (Who Can Make a Run at Iga Swiatek?)

Previews: The Championships - Wimbledon 2022
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The Women’s side of Wimbledon looks fairly similar to the Men’s side. While there are several great competitors, one player stands alone at the top as the clear favorite. That’s Iga Swiatek for the women. She’s won 35 straight matches and is coming off a French Open title.

It’s going to take a lot to unseed her and the Wimbledon title will likely go through her. If you’re going to take a dark horse to win this tournament, keep these three players in mind. 

All odds listed are via WynnBET.

Dark Horses To Win 2022 Wimbledon

Coco Gauff (+1200)

Iga Swiatek is such a dominant force that every competitor is a dark horse compared to her. Gauff’s odds dropped from +1100 earlier this week to +1200. Unless she’s hurt, I’ll welcome a fall in the odds because that just gives me better value. 

If it weren’t for Swiatek, Gauff would be even more of a media darling right now. Gauff is coming off the best Grand Slam run of her career and dominated everyone. I think Gauff will be able to carry her momentum over to Wimbledon and make another deep run. It’s clear that Swiatek is better than everyone on tour, but Gauff could be the best option to get attempts at beating her. 

Emma Raducanu (+2000)

Raducanu is still young, but the narrative going into this tournament is too good to pass up. She’s still less than a year removed from her U.S. Open title and is now going home to try and rekindle that magic. 

These two played this year and while Swiatek won in straight sets, Raducanu won four games in each set. She can compete with her, so it wouldn’t be a shock if she pulled off the upset. 

I backed her earlier this week when her odds were +1800. Now that they’ve moved down, I like the value even more. 

Angelique Kerber (+2800)

Kerber won Wimbledon in 2018 and made it to the semifinals last year. She’s clearly comfortable at this event and has the potential to make a deep run. At nearly 30/1, Kerber has fantastic value. She had a short run at the French Open, losing in the Round of 32, but her history on grass speaks for itself. 

You can find Donnavan Smoot’s full betting record here.