PinnacleSports.com opens betting on Wimbledon Championships
By emily
PinnacleSports.com have released odds on who will win the Men's and Women's single titles at Wimbledon. Although the draw for the world's most prestigious tennis tournament hasn't been set yet, PinnacleSports.com foresees history repeating itself on the grass courts listing 2004 champions Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova as the favourites to win again this year.

PinnacleSports.com has made the world's top ranked men's player, Roger Federer, an overwhelming favourite to win his third consecutive Wimbledon singles title at unprecedented odds of 2/3 (i.e., win $2 for every $3 bet). American Andy Roddick has been listed at 11/2 to win his first Wimbledon title, while 2002 champion Leyton Hewitt comes in at 13/1. PinnacleSports.com currently lists the newly crowned French Open champion Rafael Nadal at 17/1 to win on the unfamiliar grass courts of the All England Tennis Club. A semi-finalist in 2004, Croatian Mario Ancic also comes in at 17/1, while Tim Henman stands at 18/1 to become the first British player to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936.

On the women's side, PinnacleSports.com has listed last year's champ Maria Sharapova as a 3/1 co-favourite along with this year's French Open winner Justine Henin-Hardenne. Two-time champion and runner-up last year, Serena Williams, currently stands at 9/2 odds to add another Wimbledon crown to her resume, while Belgian Kim Clijsters is 13/2 to win her first Grand Slam title on the grass courts.

'Although it's often said that the most difficult thing to do in sports is to repeat as a champion,” said Simon Noble of PinnacleSports.com, “we believe both of last year's Wimbledon singles champs have what it takes to accomplish the feat.”

 
 
 
 
 
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