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29th August 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
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25th August 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
It’s down to the final Grand Slam of the 2015 season and there is something just a little extra special about the action from Flushing Meadows this time around. The tournament brings into the spotlight, the attempt by Serena Williams of winning all four Slams in the 2015 calendar year. She already holds all four titles, but with a clean sweep of the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon so far, she steps out to defend her US Open title to try and complete a remarkable season.
With Williams continued her great form by winning in Cincinnati in her final US Open warm up, it looks as if she is on track to creating a bit of history for herself as she goes in search of her 22nd Grand Slam title. Everyone knows what Serena Williams is capable of and it’s not a question over her ability to win the tournament, for your US Open Women’s tennis betting you have to ask yourself whether or not there is anyone in the field who can stop her?
Serena Williams 10/1
What a season it has been from the world number one. She has pretty much been untouchable apart from some lapses in some of the Premier Tier events. When it comes to the Slams though she is in a league of her own. That’s four titles in her last four Grand Slam events and she has such a rich history at Flushing Meadows, having won the last three titles there, that it is hard to see her faltering. The pressure isn’t going to get to her and as she has proven time and time again, even when she is pushed, she finds a way to battle through. She’s going to be tough to stop if she is dialed in.
Victoria Azarenka 7/1
Was expecting just a little bit more from Azarenka on the North American hard court swing of the season. It hasn’t happened through with a round of sixteen loss against Sara Errani In Toronto and then an injury withdrawal in Cincinnati. The Belarusian has been to two of the last three US Open finals and she lost on both occasions to Williams. She’s not back at that level of competitiveness yet, so not too likely to go all the way. She has already lost to Williams three times this season and twice to Sharapova.
Maria Sharapova 9/1
Maria Sharapova was last in the US Open final back in 2006 when she beat Justine Henin to the punch in the final. Has shown up pretty well this season with a place in the Australian Open and the semi’s at Wimbledon, but she was stopped both times there by Williams. There’s been nothing from her since Wimbledon and that has to be a bit of a concern about backing her to go all the way. Plus there’s that seventeen match losing streak going against Williams.
Simona Halep 12/1
The young Romanian has to be the biggest threat to Williams missing out on her piece of history. Halep started the season brilliantly on the hard courts, faded away over the clay and grass, but has hit the ground running again now the hard courts are back. Went to the final of both Toronto and Cincinnati in the last two weeks so a clear indicator of form. She arguably would have won Toronto if it wasn’t for a retirement in the final, but then she lost in straight sets in the final of Cincinnati. The only one who is likely to get close to stopping Williams.
The rest of the field, from Belinda Bencic (who beat Williams on her way to the Toronto title) is 25/1 and longer which pretty much sums up things. Dangerous floaters and nothing more than each way wagers or ones to back for quarter finals are Petra Kvitova, Angelique Kerber and Caroline Wozniacki all around 30/1 mark in the outright winner market.
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18th August 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Andy Murray’s victory over Novak Djokovic in the final of the Rogers Cup on the weekend finally added a bit of a drama to the season. Djokovic has pretty much dominated the entire season, winning both Wimbledon and the Australian Open as well as four ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events. So it was a big upset that he fell against Andy Murray in the final of the Rogers Cup in Montreal, especially as that was the first time since the 2013 final in Montreal against Murray that Djokovic had suffered a loss against the Brit.
So it shakes up betting on the US Open a little bit, but of course nothing drastically. This is the part of the season where Andy Murray should start coming into his own more and more and start to look stronger and stronger. It was a pretty strong start from him and now he has been moved in to a quote of 3/1 with online betting site Bet Victor to win the 2015 US Open title.
it was against Djokovic that Murray won the 2012 US Open Final, the first Grand Slam title of his career. But Murray hasn’t touched a Grand Slam title since winning Wimbledon 2013, a run of eight title-less Grand Slam appearances and just one appearance in the final of one (the 2015 Australian Open). But the win in Montreal has to have done something grand for his confidence and belief that maybe Novak Djokovic (6/5 favourite to win the US Open) isn’t so infallible as he seems.
Men’s US Open 2015 Betting Odds
Novak Djokovic 6/5, Andy Murray 3/1, Roger Federer 7/1, Stan Wawrinka 12/1, Rafael Nadal 12/1, Kei Nishikori 12/1, Marin Cilic 25/1, 33/1 bar
Of course, Djokovic, the world number one is still the one to beat, despite having won the title only once as well. That was back in 2011 and including that win for the Serbian, there has been a different winner in each of the last four editions of the US Open (Djokovic, Murray, Nadal, Cilic). So that does hint at there being the chance of upsets in this one, although Djokovic has been to the final on four of the last five editions of the event (W1 L3). Roger Federer is a 7/1 quote to land the title, with Stan Wawrinka, Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori all around the 12/1 mark, with reigning Champion Marin Cilic at 25/1.
Serena Williams, despite her upset against Belinda Benic in the Rogers Cup recently is the one to beat in the women’s draw. No surprise there. She is a six-time US Open Champion over her long career and needs one more to pull clear of Chris Evert’s six titles as well. Williams has won the last three editions of the US Open and has been in the final in five of the last eight editions. With the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon in her pocket, she currently holds all four Grand Slam titles and is looking to complete a clean sweep of every major in 2015.
Women’s US Open 2015 Betting Odds
Serena Williams 6/5, Victoria Azarenka 7/1, Maria Sharapova 9/1, Simona Help 14/1, Belinda Bencic 20/1, Petra Kvitova 14/1, Garbine Muguruza 25/1, Caroline Wozniacki 25/1, 33/1 bar
Hard to find a genuine opposed to Williams. Victoria Azarenka has lost two of the last three finals against Williams and is a 7/1 quote to get her hands on the title at Flushing Meadows, with Maria Sharapova at 9/1. Simona Halep could have a lot of appeal being such a strong hard court player and she goes as big 14/1 each way value in US Open 2015 betting.
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17th August 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Hats off to young Belinda Bencic who made her way past both Serena Williams and Simona Halep to win the Rogers Cup in Toronto on the weekend. That was her 21st win in her last 25 matches and is within touching distance now of the world top ten after claiming the second title of her career (both this year). The bookmakers have had to react to that of course and Bencic is a 20/1 quote at online betting site Bet365 to walk out and cap what would truly be a remarkable fortnight by winning in Cincinnati.
That’s a big ask of the 21 year old Swiss player though, as she will be opposed by some heavy hitters in the game again. The whole top ten (apart from Ekaterina Makarova) is actually out in Ohio this week so a massively competitive feature. Bencic has a tough opener against recent Stanford winner Angelique Kerber in the first round and were she to get through that then she could be on a collision course with fourth seed Petra Kvitova in the quarter finals.
Serena Williams is likely to be one of the semi finalists from the top half of the draw and you can be she will be out for some redemption after her final four loss against Bencic in Toronto. Williams goes as heavy 6/5 odds on favourite to win the Western & Southern Open a price which is a long way shorter than second favourite Maria Sharapova who makes her return this week. Sharapova hasn’t played since the Wimbledon semi finals, missing Toronto because of an injury.
Toronto finalist Simona Halep is thankfully back on form on the hard courts. No other player has won more hard court matches or WTA titles this season than the young Romanian has done. In each of the last two season she has been in the quarter finals of Cincinnati, but she is back at a price of 9/1 after having to withdraw with an injury problem in the final of Toronto against Bencic. Halep would meet Sharapova at the semi final stage, but with injury concerns over both, it may be worth opposing them in quarters betting.
Victoria Azarenka is a nice 9/4 appeal to win the third quarter of CIncinnati over Halep for the same price as the Romanian. Sharapova, who hasn’t looked herself for most of the season has an easier quarter, but there are a couple of players in there who could surprise like Karolina Pliskova and Timea Bacsinszky who are 7/1 quotes to beat Sharapova to the fourth quarter punch. Interestingly since the tournament began in 2004 there has been a different Champion each year. So look for someone who hasn’t won it (of the current crop that would count out Williams, Azarenka and Sharapova).
WTA Cincinnati Tennis betting odds
Serena Williams 6/5, Maria Sharapova 7/1, Victoria Azarenka 9/1, Simona Help 9/1, Petra Kvitova 16/1, Belinda Bencic 20/1, Garbine Muguruza 33/1, Agnieszka Radwanska 33/1, Angelique Kerber 40/1, Caroline Wozniacki 40/1, bar 50/1
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10th August 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
There is a massively interesting draw for the WTA Rogers Cup tennis betting this week. The women’s draw being hosted in Toronto this year (it swaps with the Men’s draw between Montreal every year) is being dominated by Serena Williams. That’s no big surprise at all there, nor is seeing here trading as heavy 4/5 favorite at online betting site Coral.
Williams has won the Rogers Cup on each of the last two occasions that it has been hosted in Toronto (2011 and 2013) so it is going to be tough to oppose her, especially with all of her accumulated titles this year on top of all that. She pulled out of her Stanford title defence last week though because of an elbow problem, but if she’s back in the field then she’s ready to go all the way. She is unbeaten in her last eleven matches in Toronto.
The draw for her quarter is straight forward to say the least, with the toughest challenger in there likely to be Lucie Safarova would could clash in the quarters finals. Caroline Wozniacki, who had injury problems last week and Ana Ivanovic are potential semi final opponents, but both represent long outside chances of picking up the title.
The bottom half of the draw is jam-packed with competitors who will be scrapping it out for the right to meet Williams in the final (probably). Simona Halep, Victoria Azarenka, Petra Kvitova, Garbine Muguruza and Agnieszka Radwanska are all crammed into an extremely competitive bottom half of the draw and that is what is going to make WTA Rogers Cup tennis betting this week so exciting.
Who is going to come through that clutch of tough tests? There could be a big early clash between Azarenka and Kvitova, while Radwanska’s inconsistencies on hard court will be put to the test in her quarter where she could face the like of Sloane Stephens, Dominika Cibulkova and Carlo Suarez Navarro. Halep would crash into Angelique Kerber in the third round, the latter winning the Stanford title on the weekend.
It could leave Garbine Muguruza, the young Spaniard who impressed so much in reaching the final of Wimbledon with a good chance to go to the final eight where she could meet potentially the winner of the early Kvitova v Azarenka clash. It’s an extremely tough half of the draw to call is the bottom half of WTA Rogers Cup tennis betting. So you are going to be better looking at breaking it down into quarter betting (not the first quarter though where Williams is).
Halep is a 2/1 quote to win the fourth quarter while Azarenka is a 5/2 quote, just in ahead of 9/4 on Kvitova to win the third quarter, with Garbina Muguruza big value for a punt at 4/1 in the market. Look for some great live in play tennis betting at online betting site Coral for this one, because there should be some fiercely competitive action going off, even if at the end of the day, it is for second place behind Williams.
WTA Rogers Cup Odds
Serena Williams 4/5, Simona Halep 9/1, Victoria Azarenka 10/1, Petra Kvitova 12/1, Garbine Muguruza 20/1, Angelique Kerber 22/1, Agnieszka Radwanska 25/1, 33/1 bar
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11th July 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Three Slams down for the season and three more Major titles for Serena Williams. It was business as usual for Williams as she beat out young Spaniard Garbine Muguruza in the Championship match at Wimbledon on Saturday. It’s been a remarkable season for her and with her title success at SW19 it meant that for the second time in her career she currently holds all four Grand Slam titles at the same time.
During her third round struggles at Wimbledon against Britain’s Heather Watson, where her opponent had the chance to serve out for the match, smart punters could have piled on Williams to win Wimbledon at a price of 7/1. She never got above even money in the match odds against Muguruza in posting her straight sets victory.
There apparently is no stopping her and she is now a quote of 5/4 to achieve something that she has never managed before, winning all four Slams in the same calendar year. With Williams having won the last three titles at Flushing Meadows, then it’s not exactly unreasonable that she will take another, given that she saw off Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova en route to this season’s Wimbledon title.
Azarenka 11/2 and Sharapova 7/1 are the second and third favourites in the US Open 2015 betting market. So Williams has a clear jump over them, and with Simona Halep apparently going through a bit of a slump with failures at the French Open and Wimbledon, it is clearly going to take something a little bit special to see Williams miss out on the calendar year Slam. The 2015 US Open starts on August 31st.
10th July 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
You can’t get her to talk about the Serena Slam, but it is on the cards. Once before in her incredible career, Serena Williams has held all four major titles at the same time and she is on the brink of repeating it as she faces young Spaniard Garbine Muguruza in Saturday’s Wimbledon final. The price of 1/7 on Williams to win the big match suggests that she is going to have a pretty easy time of thing on Centre Court, with Muguruza a long way out as 9/2 underdog.
Williams has all the experience in the world and takes on a player who is making her first Grand Slam final appearance. Should Williams win Wimbledon, it would also complete three of the four Grand Slams on offer this season for her, with just the US Open title defence to come to complete what would be an incredible feat of winning all four in the same calendar year. But on step at a time and Williams is trading at 1/2 to win 2-0 in Set Betting, and 3/1 to win 2-1 in the Wimbledon final.
Serena has been tested at Wimbledon this year and has had to dig herself out of some holes. She was almost dumped from the competition early by Heather Watson, the Brit being unable to serve out for the match, and Williams had to come from behind from a set down against Victoria Azarenka in the quarter finals. But then you look at the easy wins she posted over her sister Venus in the fourth round and then crushing Maria Sharapova in the semi finals and you just see another Grand Slam title on her horizon.
But Muguruza may at least may her sweat for her title. The 2-1 has faced Williams three times in her young career and has managed to beat the American. She actually completely took Williams apart in a 6-2 6-2 victory over her at the 2014 French Open. They clashed again at the 2015 Australian Open and a repeat looked on the cards with Muguruza taking the first set, but fell victim to one of those powerful comebacks that Williams tosses out there.The value of a 2-1 win in Set Betting for Williams looks high. Muguruza has taken at least one set off current top ten players in each of her past 15 matches against them. So she is a bright-lights type of player, rising to the occasion. While she is still one of the WTA rising stars, she has the height, the build and power in her game to somewhat match Williams. She can heavy-hit with the best of them.
However, it is such a big ask for a player in her first Grand Slam final to go out and beat the number one in the world who is on such a long winning streak in Grand Slam matches. The price on Muguruza at Ladbrokes is justifiably long therefore. But given her power, the youngster may well be worth backing to get on the board. Serena has won the first set in her last three Grand Slam finals 6-3 and you can back her to lift the first at Wimbledon by that scoreline for a price of 7/2 with online betting site Ladbrokes.
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9th July 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Young Spaniard Garbine Muguruza made it through to her first Grand Slam final, knocking out 2012 Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska in the semi finals. This is the best result of her young career and while she has been on the rise and rise, her grass court form this season in her build up, didn’t exactly hint that she would be in the weekend’s final.
Prior to Wimbledon, Muguruza, who is a strong clay court player, lost in the first round of Birmingham against world 59 Magdalena Rybarikova and then lost her second match at Eastbourne against world 146 Johanna Konta. So not the form to be carrying into the major, but some heavy hitting and power serving, along with some cool temperament has gotten her through.
Muguruza turned pro in March 2012 and has only one WTA title to her name, which was back in January 2014 at the Hobart International. Her two prior attempts at Wimbledon saw her lose in the second round in 2013 and the first round in 2014. One of her biggest scalps was beating Serena Williams in the fourth round of the 2014 French Open and is rapidly developing into a high-tier contender.
That was one of three previous meetings between the the defeats against Williams were picked up on hard courts. Muguruza is a 4/1 quote to win Wimbledon as she will face another test against Serena Williams in Saturday’s final.
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8th July 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Had the draw not been top-heavy in the first half, this could well have been a fitting final for the women’s draw this season. As it is, the heavyweight clash of the former SW19 champions goes off in the semi-finals and not too surprisingly Williams is going as the heavy favourite for the win. That’s not too surprising given the resilience which she has shown before and the fact that she has dominated Maria Sharapova throughout her career.
Sharapova hasn’t had a particularly great season by her standards, having fallen short a fair few times in the big events in 2015. She holds a 10-9 win/loss record in Grand Slam semi-finals so it is a big hit and miss with her at this stage. You have to stack that up against the 24-3 win/loss record that Serena Williams has in semi-finals of the majors. Sharapova, who will be back up to world number two at the end of the tournament, has actually never managed to beat Serena Williams when Williams has been ranked number one in the world.
From nineteen previous meetings between these two, Sharapova has won just the two matches. Unfortunately, those two wins came in the first three meetings between the two of them, all back in 2004, including Sharapova’s win over Williams in the Wimbledon 2004 final. So the Russian queen of the courts is now on a massive seventeen match losing streak against Williams. It’s understandable that Sharapova is a 4/1 underdog at Titanbet for the semi-final scrap.
Williams has been shaken and rattled at this year’s Wimbledon. She was so nearly ousted from the tournament by Britain’s Heather Watson, racking up 33 unforced errors in that game. She was on the ropes early against Victoria Azarenka in the quarter-finals too, having lost the first set. But as Williams does, she fought back to take the match to the Belarusian and managed to win through.
Whatever she seems to get herself in, whether it is a strong start and crushing opponents, of finding herself having to defend against an opponent serving out for a win over her, or fighting back from early losing positions, she seems to find a way. With a meeting against either Agnieszka Radwanska or Garbine Muguruza in the final, the Serena Slam is looking more and more probable right now and she is 1/6 odds on favourite to beat Sharapova.
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5th July 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
A great looking clash between the two sisters. This is going off in the top half of the Wimbledon 2015 draw, the most competitive half of the bracket with Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka also competing in there. The fall of reigning champion Petra Kvitova from the other half of the draw really opens up the final for whoever can come out on top in the top half of the Wimbledon 2015 draw.
The fourth round action includes the big Serena Williams v Venus Williams clash. Serena survived that huge scare against Britain’s Heather Watson in the third round, Watson just failing to serve out for the biggest win of her career at 5-4 in the deciding set. Williams hung in there, fought back and showed truly what champions are made of. Williams is going for the Calendar Slam of winning all four Majors in one year and the Wimbledon title gives her current possession of all four Slams.
Serena Williams is even money favourite to win the title, while her sister is out at 33/1. Venus did win the most recent clash between the two of them, taking a 2-1 triumph in Montreal back in 2014. That snapped a five match winning streak for Serena in the head to heads. Overall, Serena leads the head to head 14-11 against her sister and is 1/5 odds on favourite to chalk another one up in the win column.
Venus has won a title this year though and the world number 16 carries in a decent 20-7 match record for the 2015 season. They have contested five matches at Wimbledon before and Serena comes out on top with a 3-2 lead. The most recent clash was in the 2009 final, Serena Williams winning in straight sets. Venus is a long 7/2 quote to pull off an underdog victory against her sister.
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