WTA Abierto Mexicano Telcel Betting Info
This is the final event on the Latin American leg of the 2012 WTA Tour and while you are not going to find too many big names in attendance in Acapulco, there is some great tennis betting opportunities here. This is a clay court event and is a WTA International tier event, and that is why many of the top players aren’t out because of lack of ranking points, and with it being a clay tournament, which takes some getting used to. So, not a strong field, but two fantastic options at the top of the pecking order.
WTA Abierto Mexicano Telcel Betting Defending Champion
Argentinean Gisela Dulko, who is a doubles specialist on the WTA circuit, made a splash on her own here last season under the Mexican sunshine in Acapulco. Dulko is a pretty decent clay court player and turned out in Bogota and Monterrey in the Latin American leg of the WTA this season. She hasn’t gone past the second round anywhere yet and you are far more likely to see her winning doubles titles (usually playing alongside Flavia Pennetta) than singles titles. Still, plenty of experience to her name, and on paper has an easy run to the final. Wouldn’t be too surprised to see her break out a good clay performance.
WTA Abierto Mexicano Telcel Betting Favourite
Would take Italian Flavia Pennetta as favourite for your WTA Abierto Mexicano Telcel Betting favourite. She is class personified, and packs that class into a world ranking of 28, and makes a stronger bet than Dulko really (who is world 65). Pennetta has been to the final of a WTA Tour event this season, and plays a tidy, if not power packed game. She is one of the stand out talents in the field though in Acapulco and would fully expect to see her at the semi final stage and pushing hard for a place in the final. Why Pennetta? Well, she has been in the final here in Acapulco six times before, and has lifted the title twice. Hasn’t been here in two years, but has the proven track record at the event.
Two more Italians, Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani are great clay court players, very quick and agile. They also have great stamina and tenacity on the clay, and under the Mexican heat to really push on all the way. The diminutive Sara Errani had a great run to the quarter finals of the Australian Open this season, and reached the semi finals at Monterrey last week. So is showing good form. Vinci also pops up with good runs now and again, like she did in Paris at the start of February. Still, between them they have reached seven WTA clay court finals and make good options. One good outside bet could be Irina-Camelia Begu, a bit of a mouthful, but a very promising young Romanian, so too fellow Romanian Alexandra Dulgheru, who has quietly been having a very good season between the WTA and ITF.
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February 28th, 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting