She said: “I did check. I believe she was third favourite, which is amazing. When you look at her game, there’s absolutely no reason why she can’t win Wimbledon.”
Konta didn’t drop a set before her quarter-final defeat to Serena Williams at the Australian Open, and will take confidence in the fact that the seven time Wimbledon winner will be absent this year due to her pregnancy.
Former USA David Cup captain Patrick McEnroe insists that the Eastbourne resident can lift the trophy this year, but expressed her surprise to see only two shorter prices in the betting.
Konta achieved a steep rise in her ranking from the
spring of 2015 to late 2016, climbing from 150 to
inside the World's top ten, the first British woman
to do so since Jo Durie over 30 years ago.