Live on BBC2: Mon 11.30: According to bookmakers, there isn’t much between Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams ahead of Wimbledon, Skybet pricing the former at 11/4 and Boylesports making the sixth seed a 3/1 shot to capture her fifth title at SW19.
Defending champion Petra Kvitova is 13/2 via BetVictor to retain her crown and Ladbrokes chalk Victoria Azarenka up at 8/1 as bookies predict a four-horse race but it’s top seed Sharapova that looks like the player to beat.
The Russian arrives in South London on a high having captured the French Open, becoming only the 10th woman to complete a career grand slam in the process and she is undoubtedly the form player having risen back to the top of the world rankings.
Her main rival at Wimbledon meanwhile, Serena Williams was eliminated in the first round at Roland Garros and will have to improve significantly if she is reclaim the title.
Maria Sharapova to win Wimbledon – 11/4 (Skybet)