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The odds on Cori Gauff winning Wimbledon dove off a cliff as she took Venus Williams to the cleaners in straight sets in the first round. If you hit up Bet365, one of the best online sportsbook sites in the UK right now to have a look, you’ll find they’re at 40/1 and set to move lower if she continues her winning ways. Of course there are some other big names between her and the trophy but after this dazzling start backing the wunderkind might not be such a bad idea, right?
“I don’t know how to explain how I feel.” Said a fifteen year old who had just demolished one of her idols in front of a live TV audience of millions. “It’s the first time I have ever cried after winning a match.” Which is understandable, the emotional pressure she had kept under control through her 6-4 6-4 winhad to come out somewhere. But whilst she herself was shedding a tear or two the odds on Cori Gauff winning Wimbledon were shrinking like woolens in a boil wash.
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“I never thought this would happen.” She admitted. “I’m literally living my dream right now. My parents will be super happy. I’m really happy Wimbledon gave me the chance to play, I never thought I would get this far.” Which is very nice, but more than a few of us began wondering just how far this teenager can go. Venus is no pushover, and at Bet365 odds on Cori Gauff winning Wimbledon eased lower as ever more of us took advantage of UK gambling laws to back her.
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Sure, it’s a speculative punt. 40/1 is still massive odds in a field that boasts Serena Williams, Ashleigh Barty and Karolina Pliskova, let alone Angelique Kerber. However stranger things have happened at far shorter prices, and you’ll never get as good a price as this. The odds on Cori Gauff winning Wimbledon might reflect her inexperience but her skills reflected a potential that you’ll one day back without any more worry than if you’d bet on children wanting ice cream.
- Age – 15
- Born – Atlanta Georgia
- Nationality – American
- Nickname – Coco
- French Open Junior Champion 2018
- Youngest Wimbledon Qualifier In Open Era
- Ranking – 313 (July 1st)
“I think the sky’s the limit, it really is.” Said Venus of the young French Open Junior champion, and that is probably an understatement. Commentators and pundits have fallen over themselves to agree that, even if she fails to reach the latter stages of the competition this year, those who like to bet on sports in the UK better remember her name. She’ll be back for many years to come and the odds on Cori Gauff winning Wimbledon will one day be as low as those on Barty & Co.
Odds On Cori Gauff Winning Wimbledon Fall To 40/1
Meanwhile, once you’ve got over the shock at how low those odds on Cori Gauff winning Wimbledon are on Bet365, the media have managed to have their cake and eat it by seeing fan favorites Andy Murray and Serena Williams teaming up with each other for the Mixed Doubles competition. They already get 4/1 to win that despite Murray being on a duff leg and Serena needing most of her energy for a very, very competitive Women’s Wimbledon singles this year.
- Cori Gauff – 40/1
- Petra Martic – 40/1
- Caroline Wozniacki – 40/1
- Slone Stephens – 33/1
- Sofia Kenin – 33/1
- Belina Bencic – 28/1
- Amanda Anisimova – 28/1
- Johanna Konta – 18/1
- Kiki Bertens – 18/1
- Simona Halep – 16/1
- Petra Kvitova – 12/1
- Angelique Kerber – 10/1
- Serena Williams – 7/1
- Karolina Pliskova – 9/2
- Ashleigh Barty – 4/1
Notably Ashleigh Barty and Kristina Mladenovic turned Murray down, and, although Maria Sharapova offered, it was Serena who finally succumbed to his overtures. This produces what should be an exceptionally entertaining pairing to watch, win or lose. The same can be said for watching the odds on Cori Gauff winning Wimbledon at Bet365, one of the best online betting sites in the UK today, because they’re going to close up fast if she does as well in round two.