Bettors Guide To Wimbledon 2019
When you think of major tennis tournaments, Wimbledon is the first name to come up. Officially the oldest of the Grand Slams and arguably the most prestigious, the 2019 edition of the Wimbledon Championships will kick off on the 1st of July and run to the 14th.
If you loved the Australian Open and the French Open, this is another chance to catch the best players in action and bet on the biggest games.
A Bit of History
The Wimbledon Championships is a grass court tennis tournament held at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London. It is one of four Tennis Grand Slams, which includes the Australian Open, Roland Garros (French Open) as well as the US Open. The first ever Wimbledon tournament took place in 1887 with a field of just 22 players. 132 years later, the tournament is still played on the same grounds with a much larger field and a sizable prize pool.
In the weeks and days leading up to the tournament, a qualifying event is held to determine the full field of players. The top seeded players in each category gain automatic qualification. The tournament starts with a knockout round where players are drawn at random. Winners advance to the second, third and fourth round if they win all their matches. The unbeaten players then move on to the quarterfinals, the semi-finals and the big final.
While there are many player categories at Wimbledon, the five main event categories include the women’s singles, men’s singles, women’s doubles, men’s doubles and the mixed doubles event.
Wimbledon Betting Options
There are plenty of bets that can be placed on the Wimbledon Championships. If you are relatively new to the sport, the easiest bet to place is the outright winner of one of the five major event categories. This means you can predict the men’s singles winner, women’s singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. Throughout the tournament it is also possible to bet on every single game being played. With each match you can place a moneyline bet on the match winner based on the available odds at the time.
If you know a lot more about tennis and the players you can try your hand at prop bets which include predicting who will win the first set, second set or third set. Prop markets also include total number of sets played, total number of games played, first player to serve and ace and overall winning margin. Check out Spin Sports, Royal Panda and Betway for more information and a chance to win big.