Wimbledon Odds: Maria - 3rd Favorite - TennisForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 18th, 2009, 12:32 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 229
                     
Wimbledon Odds: Maria - 3rd Favorite

Wimbledon early odds(Skybet): May change after the draw.

Serena - 3.5
Venus - 4.3
Maria - 7.5
Safina - 9
Azarenka - 11
Kuzzie - 17
Ana I - 17
Jankovic - 21
asiandude is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 18th, 2009, 12:33 AM
nothing else compares
 
Dav.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 19,566
                     
Re: Wimbledon Odds: Maria - 3rd Favorite

Serena after Venus and Safina 4th? Maria has started well on her comeback but is she really ready for 3rd favorite? I don't really like these at all.


Last edited by Dav.; Jun 18th, 2009 at 12:45 AM.
Dav. is offline  
post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 18th, 2009, 12:37 AM
Senior Member
 
mdterp01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 14,387
                     
Re: Wimbledon Odds: Maria - 3rd Favorite

Venus really should be before Serena...but Maria third??? Umm no.

WTA=WILLIAMS TENNIS ASSOCIATION
Venus Williams Wimbledon Champion (00,01,05,07,08)
US Open Champion (00,01)

Serena Williams Australian Open Champion (03,05,07,09,10,15)
French Open Champion (02,13,15)
Wimbledon Champion (02,03,09,10,12,15)
US Open Champion (99,02,08,12,13,14)
mdterp01 is offline  
post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 18th, 2009, 12:43 AM
*
 
The Daviator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 22,814
                     
Re: Wimbledon Odds: Maria - 3rd Favorite

These reflect the money being placed by the general public, all they know is Serena is a top player, Venus is a top player, Maria is a top player, they're not gonna know that Maria lost to Na Li last week.

I see that Vaidisova has finally stopped appearing as one of the favourites, she was in the top 6/7 for every Slam up until recently
The Daviator is offline  
post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 18th, 2009, 12:44 AM
Senior Member
 
nelsondan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 5,992
                     
Re: Wimbledon Odds: Maria - 3rd Favorite

Does it not cost people money if they are wrong? If Maria is so unready, won't those enthusiastic enough to bet on her pay dearly?

Should that not cause some satisfaction among those less enthused about her prospects?
nelsondan is offline  
post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 18th, 2009, 12:45 AM
Senior Member
 
Melly Flew Us's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: i love mike
Posts: 2,090
                     
Re: Wimbledon Odds: Maria - 3rd Favorite

i think maria should be third - she did better than the only other 1-wimbledon trophy winner at roland garros and obviously she isn't better than the multi-wimbledon trophy winners.

and you have to remember that these prices aren't just bookmaker handicapping - prices change according to punter speculation.

Quote:
Originally Posted by it-girl View Post
Let's just put it like this, there is Justine Bieber (I just threw up a little) who ... is hyped far beyond his talent.

Then you have Michael Jackson & that name speaks for itself, no hype needed at all.
Melly Flew Us is offline  
post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 18th, 2009, 01:08 AM
Senior Member
 
goldenlox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: cyberspace
Posts: 97,687
                     
Re: Wimbledon Odds: Maria - 3rd Favorite

Maria is still kind of a wild card. She made the FO quarters.
If she gets far she's shown she can win this major.
They don't expect Sveta to win back to back majors.
Dementieva, Jankovic, Ivanovic, Zvonareva are not in good form.
Dinara might go further than people expect, but she probably won't win her 1st major here.
I think these odds are okay. They will be different at the USO and definately at future FO's

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter....
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there
Enjoy This Moment!!
HEALTH and HAPPINESS to EVERYONE

goldenlox is offline  
post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 18th, 2009, 02:08 AM
Hoping for less D'oh and more woohoo!
 
Slammer7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: L♥ving an Angel
Posts: 14,666
                     
Re: Wimbledon Odds: Maria - 3rd Favorite

Hey the odds makers can pick who they want it doesn't really matter. They had Maria as one of the favorites last year, and we all know how that turned out. They also had Venus as a 100-1 shot after she struggled to get past Morigami in 07. DAMN, I still wish I lived in the U.K that day, because I could have made a SH*T load of money betting on Venus.

Proud Blackjack!
Quote:
Originally Posted by meyerpl View Post
Isn't Mary Carillo a dried up, bitter, menopausal, frustrated harpy.....?
Slammer7 is offline  
post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 18th, 2009, 02:15 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 7,546
                     
Re: Wimbledon Odds: Maria - 3rd Favorite

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Daviator View Post
These reflect the money being placed by the general public, all they know is Serena is a top player, Venus is a top player, Maria is a top player, they're not gonna know that Maria lost to Na Li last week.

I see that Vaidisova has finally stopped appearing as one of the favourites, she was in the top 6/7 for every Slam up until recently
since when? odds are given out before people bet..... it decides how much return they will get....

anyways.... Venus 2nd? These people DO know Venus has 5 titles and Serena hasnt won since 2003.... I dont agree with these at all...cept Maria at 3 is good IMO
Mine would be
1. Venus
2. Serena
3. Maria
4. Azarenka
5. Kuzzie
6. Safina (only cause shes ranked #1 even though i expect an early loss)

Ana, Jelena should not be considered...

Venus Ebone Starr


Serena Williams

Sharapova

Hantuchova
Tennisstar86 is offline  
post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 18th, 2009, 02:20 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 112
                     
Re: Wimbledon Odds: Maria - 3rd Favorite

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tennisstar86 View Post
since when? odds are given out before people bet..... it decides how much return they will get....
since forever. The bookmakers make money on each bet place, what they want is to have equal amounts of money placed on each player, thats how they make money.
The odds are an attempt to swing money in one particular direction so as to create even betting, thus ensuring in the end the bookmaker makes a profit. I remember one year when the 49ers were a 44pt favotite against the bengals and it had no affect, vegas was sweating bullets that day, thier loss would have been huge, 49er's almost covered the spread also.
ikarinokami is offline  
post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 18th, 2009, 02:34 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Posts: 2,929
                     
Re: Wimbledon Odds: Maria - 3rd Favorite

yeah I think based on the surface its completely justifiable.

1) Venus Williams (aka federer of grass)
2) Serena Williams
3) Maria Sharapova
4) Kuzzie
5) everyone else as wta is pretty much unpredictable now a days even on the green stuff
!Gio! is offline  
post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 18th, 2009, 02:38 AM
The Comeback Begins - January 2010.
 
ZeroSOFInfinity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 8,481
                     
Re: Wimbledon Odds: Maria - 3rd Favorite

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gorgo View Post
Venus Williams (aka federer of grass)
Oh please.... She plays NOTHING like Federer.

Your sig picture exceeds the 200 pixel height limit.

Australian Open 2010 Final Result:-
Lost to Serena Williams 4-6, 6-3, 2-6 (Great job, girl! Now prepare for FO!)
ZeroSOFInfinity is offline  
post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 18th, 2009, 02:40 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 112
                     
Re: Wimbledon Odds: Maria - 3rd Favorite

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZeroSOFInfinity View Post
Oh please.... She plays NOTHING like Federer.
i don't think he meant it that way, more like close to a mortal lock to make the finals.
ikarinokami is offline  
post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 18th, 2009, 02:41 AM
The Comeback Begins - January 2010.
 
ZeroSOFInfinity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 8,481
                     
Re: Wimbledon Odds: Maria - 3rd Favorite

Quote:
Originally Posted by asiandude View Post
Safina - 9
Azarenka - 11
Kuzzie - 17
Ana I - 17
Jankovic - 21
Safina having better odds on grass than Aza, Kuzzie, Ana and Jelena....

Your sig picture exceeds the 200 pixel height limit.

Australian Open 2010 Final Result:-
Lost to Serena Williams 4-6, 6-3, 2-6 (Great job, girl! Now prepare for FO!)
ZeroSOFInfinity is offline  
post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 18th, 2009, 02:42 AM
Hoping for less D'oh and more woohoo!
 
Slammer7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: L♥ving an Angel
Posts: 14,666
                     
Re: Wimbledon Odds: Maria - 3rd Favorite

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gorgo View Post
yeah I think based on the surface its completely justifiable.

1) Venus Williams (aka federer of grass)
2) Serena Williams
3) Maria Sharapova
4) Kuzzie
5) everyone else as wta is pretty much unpredictable now a days even on the green stuff
Than I guess Maria is Leyton Hewitt? Or Goran Ivanisevic?

Proud Blackjack!
Quote:
Originally Posted by meyerpl View Post
Isn't Mary Carillo a dried up, bitter, menopausal, frustrated harpy.....?
Slammer7 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome