There are two clear favourites heading into the 2017 Wimbledon Women’s Singles Championship, with Karolina Pliskova and Petra Kvitova already attracting the money in the betting markets. But as the French Open proved, the Women’s game is often capable of throwing up some surprise results. So who might come out on top in SW19 this year?

Karolina Pliskova has been in great form over the last 12 months but she has never made it past the second round here. However, her recent win at Eastbourne demonstrated just how much she has improved on grass. She reached her first ever Grand Slam final at the US Open last year and followed that up with a semi-final appearance at Roland Garros. Her trajectory is definitely headed in an upward direction but it might just be too much to expect her to go all the way here.

Petra Kvitova is still on the comeback trail after a six-month absence following an attack at her home in January, so this event might just have come too soon for the World No. 12. Having said that, she did see off some decent opposition on her way to the title at Birmingham a couple of weeks ago. Prior to that, she fell at the second hurdle at Roland Garros in her first tournament appearance since November. Considering the year she has had so far, there will be plenty hoping that she can go all the way here.

Angelique Kerber is still Number One in the world but last year’s finalist has been handed a potentially tricky draw and her recent form has left little to be desired. She was beaten convincingly by Johanna Konta at Eastbourne last time out and could find it tough going this week.

Those looking for a value pick might want to consider Coco Vandeweghe. The American big hitter defeated Johanna Konta before being forced to retire in the next round. Now recovered, she will be hoping to put in another big performance here. She is currently enjoying her best spell of form as a professional, having kicked off this season with her first Grand Slam semi-final appearance in Australia, and has previously made it to the quarter-finals here. At 11/2 she looks good value to win the second quarter.

You can back Kvitova to win the title at 9/2 with Betfair.

Coco Vandeweghe can be backed to win the second quarter at a best price of 7/1.

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