A remarkable market this year with only two women in the betting under 10/1 - seven-time champion Serena Williams and world no.1 Ash Barty - and even then they are both 6/1. It's a wide open field which depending on which way you look at, means either huge value at the top of the market, or ripe for the picking for an outsider or a new star. Which will it be? Seeds in draw order 1. Ash Barty. In great form this season, winning Yarra Valley, Miami and Stuttgart but has retired due to injury in two of her last three matches - in Rome (right arm) and Paris (left hip). She has declared herslf to be fit and ready to go, so we take that at face value, but at the same time, I don't see Barty as the type to make excuses in advance if not 100%. In the absence of defending champion Simona Halep, she takes the honour of opening proceedings for the women on centre court on Tuesday, and wearing a dress to honour Evonne Goolagong on the 50th anniversary of her first Wimbledon win. The Queen
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