Bet365 responded by installing Williams as the new 2.50 (6/4) favourite to lift the famous trophy. Seventh seed Halep is now the second favourite at 3.50 (5/2) and she faces rank outsider Zhang Shuai in the quarters. Konta is next in the betting at 5.50 (9/2) and she will benefit from passionate home support in her last eight clash with Barbora Strycova. Eighth seed Elina Svitolina is still standing and she is priced at 10.0 (9/1), but Williams is now expected to power to victory if she can keep her cool. Given the diminished field, 6/4 looks like a compelling set of odds on someone with her power, experience and athleticism.