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March 5th, 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Some great action coming up for your WTA Tennis betting, which heads to Indian Wells for the Premier Tier tournament. It means that all of the big guns are out in force, well all apart from one, as Serena Williams misses the event. It leaves the top seed for the BNP Paribas Open as Na Li, who will be hoping to continue her impressive start to the year.
The Chinese star picked up the Australian Open title as well as picking up a title in Shenzen before that. She holds a 13-1 record for the year after losing out in the round of sixteen in Qatar at the start of February. Still, big hard court tournaments are her forte but there’s a tricky route to the semi’s for her.
Although Li Na is top seed, she is 4/1 second favourite for the tournament behind Victoria Azarenka. Has only been out twice this year, but has great form at Indian Wells, having won her last nine matches at the event and her last twelve competitive games which she has managed to complete without injury. Definitely should be one of the stronger options for your betting this week and looking at what is ahead in her quarter of the draw, she shouldn’t have too much trouble reaching the last eight whatsoever. There would be a potential semi final there against Agnieszka Radwanska most likely.
Azarenka’s is a massive 5/2 favourite, with Radwanska, who has looked a bit physically tougher this season, is out at 12/1 to have a title shot. Maria Sharapova will be hoping to kick start her season because things really haven’t gotten going for her this term, falling early in the Australian Open and only making it to the semi finals of her other two tournaments. There are some gritty and tough opponents in her quarter though, like Sorana Cirstea and Sam Stosur. Angelique Kerber, who has had a busy season is a potential quarter finalist opponent. Kerber can be hit and miss, but powerful when she gets going.
The thrills of WTA Indian Wells tennis betting could largely rest on match betting and following some of the high value chasing pack in the outright market. You are looking at Simona Halep, Dominika Cibulkova and Jelena Jankovic in particular here as they all look to have the potential to cause upsets. Cibulkova is up to a career high of 11th after winning in Acapulco last week. Simona Halep had that big run to the quarters of the Australian Open and then took a win in Doha, knocking out three top ten players on her way to the title. Could be a massive season for the Romanian youngster.
Keep an eye on alternative betting options, like Winning Quarter, To Reach Final and To Win Quarter as well as your match betting, for some great value.
WTA Indian Wells Tennis Betting Odds at Unibet
Victoria Azarenka 5/2, Li Na 4/1, Maria Sharapova 5/1, Agnieszka Radwanska 10/1, Simona Halep 11/1, Angelique Kerber 20/1, Petra Kvitova 20/1, Jelena Jankovic 28/1, Dominika Cibulkova 28/1, Ana Ivanovic 33/1
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February 25th, 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
WTA Tennis betting this week is largely going to be focusing on the action in Acapulco, Mexico. Not a whole host of star names out this week, but still there is some great betting action around to be had. Losing Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova should be one of the heaviest backed players this week. The diminutive powerhouse though hasn’t posted a win since that great run at Melbourne Park. After losing both of her rubbers for Slovakia in the Fed Cup, she then had to retire in the first round against Alisa Kleybanova in Doha recently. Puts a little question mark over her, but is still the highest ranked played in the field.
The irrepressible Canadian, Eugenie Bouchard has been playing up to the press in Mexico and goes as second seed here. She and Cibulkova are the only top twenty players in the draw. Looking at the draw, Bouchard has the easier half of the two, but frankly this one is really wide open, so much so that you can take a shot at anyone from Kaia Kanepi to Bojana Jovanovski. The best way to go with this one really is match betting, because even the top two seeds aren’t totally reliable.
WTA Abierto Mexicano Telcel Tennis Betting odds at Paddy Power
Dominika Cibulkova 3/1, Eugenie Bouchard 4/1, Kaia Kanepi 6/1, Julia Goerges 12/1, Yanina Wickmayer 12/1, Magdalena Rybarikova 14/1, Bojana Jovanovski 16/1, Bar 20/1
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So stick with match betting, especially in set betting where there is fantastic value to be picked up. Also look for live in-running betting as well throughout the week at online betting site Paddy Power and there is women’s tennis coming from Sao Paulo as well this week.
February 17th, 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
The big tournament of the women’s tennis tour this week to focus on, is going to be the offerings available in WTA Dubai Duty Free betting. Big Premier Tier tournament and some of the big guns are out again. The seeds have all been lined up and the draw set and leading the betting market is Serena Williams who is up at 8/13 favourite with online betting site Skybet.
This is just the third appearance of the season for Williams, who won in Brisbane to kick her year off with, before losing to Ana Ivanovic in the round of sixteen at the Australian Open in a bit of shock result. So it’ll be interesting to see what she comes up with this week. Her undeniable power means that she is still heavy favourite to serve up a win here.It is a tournament which she has never won before. There’s an easy enough passage through her quarter to be a comfortable quarter finalist. The biggest challenge there could Jelena Jankovic.
Looking down the line as potential semi final opponents, it is likely to come down to a shot between reigning champion Petra Kvitova and Simona Halep. Romania’s Halep, a quarter finalist at the Australian Open, is the one to watch this season as she stormed her way to the title in Doha on the weekend, taking wins over three more top ten players. Halep beat Sara Errani, Agnieszka Radwanska and then Angelique Kerber in the final itself to win the biggest title of her career so far.
Halep has now won her last six matches in a row against top ten players and is trading at 16/1 to win in Dubai. That’s probably a bit of a stretch, being so hard to win back to back titles in consecutive weeks and having the probability of having to get past Serena Williams to do it.
Down in the bottom half of the draw, the likely duel is going to be between Angelique Kerber and Agnieszka Radwanska. Germany’s Kerber has been looking somewhat close to getting back to her best after a bit of a disappointing 2013, having made it to her second final this season last week in Doha. However, she’s lacking a winning touch, losing the Sydney final to Tsvetana Pironkova and then the Doha final to Simona Halep.
There could be a massive quarter final match up against Agnieszka Radwanska for Kerber, with Radwanska looking superb at the Australian Open before running out of steam in the semi final stage. it was at the semi final stage of Doha last week that the Polish star lost out against Halep.
Still, pretty good pre-tournament odds on Radwanska to have an each way shot at perhaps. The same can be said of Kerber too. Other competitive names in the field are Ana Ivanovic, Petra Kvitova, Jelena Jankovic and Sara Errani who is really flying under the radar here at long odds of 20/1, but could be worth an each way bet as she has a comfortable looking quarter.
WTA Dubai Open Tennis Betting Odds at Skybet
Serena Williams 8/13, Agnieszka Radwanska 13/2, Angelie Kerber 12/1, Simona Halep 16/1, Ana Ivanovic 16/1, Sara Errani 16/1, Jelena Jankovic 20/1, Petra Kvitova 20/1
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February 10th, 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
There’s a big field out in attendance for WTA Qatar tennis betting this week on the Women’s Tour. There are some big guns out making up for a pretty competitive field and it should be a great one to tune in to and watch.
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So who will be serving up a treat of value this week out in Doha, Qatar? This event has only been running since 2001, but it has become a popular stop and is a Premier Tier event, so big points and big money up for grabs for the players. Victoria Azarenka has held the title of the last two editions, but is not back out to make it a hat trick of wins with a title defence.
Australian Open champion Na Li is going to be one of the star attractions in the field, and on the back of her success in Melbourne, landing her second career Grand Slam, she is trading as strong 11/4 favourite with Unibet to take the title in Qatar. She is probably worth a shot too, because what usually happens with the Chinese star is that she is very strong at the start of new seasons and hard courts like this are her forte. She’s entered two tournaments this season and won them both, taking a title in Shenzhen and then that Australian Open title. Form.
Who is up to lay down a big challenge to Na this week? Well you should be looking towards Agnieszka Radwanska who was looking powerful at the Australian Open. Perhaps having a little more power in her game than last term. Still she couldn’t convert despite a win over her nemesis Victoria Azarenka. Radwanska went on to be outmuscled in the semi’s by Dominika Cibulkova. Still, one of the most intelligent and best players in the Doha field and goes in the opposite half of the draw to Na, and priced handily at around 12/1.
The thing about this Doha draw is that the main challenging pack look really evenly matched and that produces value in the betting markets, especially in digging out an each way tennis bet. Angelique Kerber is in there, alongside Ana Ivanovic, Simona Halep and Jelena Jankovic all around the 12/1 mark.
But even in longer priced players like Australian Open runner up Dominika Cibulkova, there could be value, and the spunky Eugenie Bouchard is in the mix as well. It is perhaps worth watching Jelena Jankovic the most out of them all for real value. She could be the one to stop Na if they clash in the top half.
Fantastic looking draw and it is going to be worth looking at live in play match betting as well. Unibet have a great service running and being able to use it alongside actually watching live streams of the action will serve up some big value for you.
January 27th, 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Three star names are out in attendance at the WTA Open de Suez tennis tournament this week. Maria Sharapova, who took a surprise early exit in the Australian Open heads up the field and is trading as hot favourite at a price of 2/1. The Russian star is naturally going to be looking to a big response after an early season disappointment in Melbourne, which saw her crash out of the first Grand Slam of 2014 against Dominika Cibulkova in the round of sixteen.
She will take some strong backing here even though there is a tricky half of the draw facing here. Daniela Hantuchova and reigning champion Mona Barthel is floating around her quarter, and she could face up to a tough test from Angelique Kerber in the semi finals. Kerber also went to the round of sixteen at the Australian Open, surprisingly losing there against Italian veteran Flavia Pennetta. Prior to that, Kerber had gone to the final of Sydney. Kerber is trading at 5/1, surprisingly a little longer than Petra Kvitova.
Kvitova, the former Wimbledon champion, crashed out in the first round of the Australian Open, so certainly nothing looking like form there from the left hander. She did reach the semi finals in Sydney though prior to the slam, but again took a tough loss there against Tsvetana Pironkova who was ranked 107th in the world. But Kvitova has the easier half of the draw to navigate, where there is a good deal of value around in the betting markets with the likes of Simona Halep, Bojana Jovanovski and third seed Sara Errani.
WTA Paris Tennis Betting Odds at Bet365
Maria Sharapova 2/1, Petra Kvitova 10/3, Angelique Kerber 6/1, Simona Halep 6/1, Sara Errani 14/1, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 14/1, Andrea Petkovic 25/1, Roberta Vinci 25/1, Kirsten Flipkens 33/1, Mona Barthel 33/1
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January 5th, 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
WTA Sydney Tennis Betting Info
The short sprint from the start of the new season to the Australian Open is on, and players will be keen to hone their form quickly. This is one of two WTA events Down Under this week, running alongside the event in Hobart. Sydney though has attracted the bigger guns to it and should make for a fascinating week of tennis betting.
Latest WTA Sydney Tennis Betting Prices at online bookmaker Coral
Agnieszka Radwanska 7/2, Petra Kvitova 7/2, Simona Halep 5/1, Jelena Jankovic 8/1, Angelique Kerber 10.1, Sloane Stephens 12/1, Caroline Wozniacki 14/1, Eugenie Bouchard 16/1, Kaia Kanepi 16/1
WTA Sydney Tennis Live In-Play Betting
It is early season and therefore difficult to call just who is in form and likely to sweep away with a win in Sydeny. So for your early tennis season it is sometimes more valuable to stick to live in play betting throughout the event than it is pushing in the outright winner market. Online betting site Coral have a great live in play betting service, providing great depth of markets and options. New customers registering an account with Coral can get up to a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus.
WTA Sydney Tennis Betting Favourite
There’s been a couple of big winners of this event, and it was Poland’s agnieszka Radwanska who took the title last season. She is back to defend her title this year and it is her first action for the new season. It is always tough to call things so early into the season before you have had a look at anybody, but still, Radwanska should be one of the front runners here. What helps her is that the big hitters like Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka aren’t around. Radwanska has the tennis brain to sweep the field, but can struggle against the more powerful player. No reason why she shouldn’t be knocking around the semi final stage and a good each way bet.
WTA Sydney Tennis Betting Tips:
Picks of the field this week is going to be Jelena Jankovic and Angelique Kerber. Serbia’s Jelena Jankovic took on a whole new breath of fresh air last season and she came out of the blocks firing this season as well, making a run to the semi finals of Brisbane on the weekend. She lost there to Azarenka, but again, it was another positive performance from her. She is one of those tireless players who just rundown every ball and she should be packed full of energy and looks a solid shout here. She has played many WTA Sydney tournaments, her best finish was losing finalist to Kim Clijsters back in 2007.
Germany’s Angelique Kerber looks to be solid value as well and would expect to see her hovering around the quarter final stage at the very least. She really has the game to be a top four player in the world, but her 2013 fell a lot flatter than her remarkable 2012 did. So she will want to put in a strong start to the year and went to the third round of Brisbane where she was beaten in three sets by Jankovic. She can take heart by the way that she played there and it suggests that there is a little more to come from her. She also went to the semi finals here last season. A decent outside shot for the title and an each way bet.
January 5th, 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
WTA Hobart Tennis Betting Info
Not a lot of time for players to get into full gear ahead of the 2014 Australian Open, and the action in Hobart is one of two women’s WTA Sydney Tennis in Australia this week. No player, since the launch of the WTA Hobart Tennis tournament back in 1994 has managed to actually defend their title here. So who’s up next for the Hobart title?
Latest WTA Hobart Tennis Betting Prices at online bookmaker Betfred
Sam Stosur 11/4, Elena Vesnina 13/2, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 13/2, Venus Williams 10/1, Kirsten Flipkens 10/1, Flavia Pennetta 12/1, Mona Barthel 12/1, Shuai Peng 16/1, Elina Svitolina 25/1, Bojana Jovanovski 25/1
WTA Hobart Live In Play Tennis Betting
Tennis lends itself well to great live in-running betting and you can track the WTA Hobart Tennis all week at online betting site Betfred. There is a lot of value to be gained from it, especially in looking at set betting. New customers registering an account with online betting site Betfred can get up to a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus too.
WTA Hobart Tennis Betting Favourite
Running as clear favourite this week is Australia’s own Sam Stosur who is priced at 11/4. She will have the bulk of the home support behind her as she steps out into action for the first time this season. Surprisingly she hasn’t really had much of a history with Hobart, having played the event just twice before, the last time being back in 2004. So nothing to go with there. Stosur is just a hit and miss player and at the price being offered on her, probably isn’t enough value to go large with her. Worth an each way bet though because the rest of the field isn’t exactly high class.
WTA Hobart Tennis Betting Tips:
There are a few names in the field which will be worth looking out for in Hobart for your tennis betting this week, and that is Kirsten Flipkens, Mona Barthel and Bojana Jovanovski. Belgium’sKirsten Flipkens had a great season last term, including that famous run to the semi finals of Wimbledon. Well worth tracking through the WTA Hobart Tennis in match betting as opposed to looking at the outright market on her. She has been to the quarter final and the semi final of the WTA Hobart in her two previous appearances.
The same can be said of German youngster Mona Barthel and Serbia’s Bojana Jovanovski. These are two great young players who are on the threshold of bigger things to come. Jovanovski entered Hobart last season and ran into Flipkens in the second round and lost. Would right now, back the result to go the other because there was some steady growth from Jovanovski last term.
Mona Barthel has long been touted as being one of the next big stars of the tennis world. Barthel stopped Flipkens in the 2013 semi final before losing to Elena Vesnina in the final. That was after actually winning the Hobart title in 2012 and she came ever so close to successfully defending it. The return to scene of some good performances should see the young German produce a lot of value this week.
October 22nd, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
WTA Tour Championships Tennis Betting Info
There is some high quality tennis betting action this week for the end of season showcase that is the WTA Championships. The top eight qualified players go head to head in Istanbul and things are a little different in the tournament format from the usual, as the first round goes across two round robin groups. So great match betting up for grabs here.
Latest WTA Tour Championships Tennis Betting Prices at online bookmaker Paddy Power
Serena Williams 8/13, Victoria Azarenka 4/1, Petra Kvitova 15/2, Li Na 9/1, Agnieszka Radwanska 16/1, Angelique Kerber 25/1, Jelena Jankovic 33/1, Sara Errani 150
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WTA Tour Championships Tennis Betting Favourite
The outright favourite, and by some margin, is Serena Williams. The American has racked up ten titles this season, including two Grand Slams. It is pretty tough to see anyone taking her out, not after having posted a 73-4 match record over the course of the season. This is her eighth appearance at the WTA Championships and she is the reigning champion as well. Her head to head against the rest of the group (Radwanska, Kvitova and Kerber) is 13-1. That pretty much sums everything up and is red hot favourite to win the Red Group at 2/9. Everyone is going to want to avoid her, at least until the finals. Williams is trading at 8/13 with Paddy Power to win the event.
WTA Tour Championships Tennis Betting Tips:
The main challenger to Williams is going to be Victoria Azarenka. She has at least gotten a win against Williams this season and will be hoping for another crack at the American. Azarenka has taken three titles this season, including the Australian Open. This is her 5th appearance at the WTA Championships, where she only has a 7-8 record. Hasn’t been at her best in the fall though, but she will be highly geared up for this one. You would expect her to at least come out of the group which contains Na Li, Sara Errani and Jelena Jankovic.
Looking at groups you can sort of predict things ahead. Williams is likely going to take top spot in the red group and Agnieszka Radwanska is likely to follow her through. Radwanska has played well over the fall swing of the season with an 11-2 two record and has won three titles across the season. Her head to head record against her other group members is not great, and she can’t find what she needs against Williams. It is a tough group because of Petra Kvitova and Angelique Kerber being lefties. If a surprise is going to come from one of them, you would look to the power of Kvitova more. Not a whole lot of consistency or winning edge from Kvitova this season, while Kerber just hasn’t hit her very best, but has improved towards the end of the season.
Prediction: Williams/Kvitova straight forecast for 2/1 at Paddy Power
If Azarenka is firing then she should win the White Group (the easier of the two). The way to sort this out is by looking at the Jankovic and Errani who really may not have enough to throw down a serious challenge for a top two spot. Errani is a tremendously gutsy player and finds great consistency when she gets up a head of steam. She’ll dig in and can cause a surprise, and while there has been a real resurgence from Jankovic this season, she is still likely to finish bottom of the pile. That leaves Li Na, who will likely follow Azarenka through out of the group. She has the power game to deliver, as long as she comes out of the blocks fast enough.
Prediction: Azarenka/Li straight forecast for 7/4 at Paddy Power
At the end of the day, the presence of Serena Williams is just too powerful for the rest of the field. She should power through her group and if the forecasts pan out, that puts her up against Li in the semi finals. If Azarenka tops her group as expected, she would be strong favourite against Radwanska or Kvitova. Hopefully punters will get to see a great Azarenka v Williams match up in the final, and it would be pretty fitting for the top two in the world. Even though Azarenka beat Williams in the final of Cincinnati, she has lost three other matches against her this season and trails the overall head to head 13-3.
October 14th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
The WTA this week has a good Premier Tournament over in Moscow, while a lower International tier event goes off in Luxembourg. So there is plenty of tennis betting options around this week to have yourself a good look at in the women’s game. The season is just on its final wind down now until the WTA Championships for the top eight players in the Race to Istanbul.
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WTA Kremlin Cup Betting
The tournament did lose it’s top ranked player in the world before the start. That was Angelique Kerber, who is naturally taking a bit of a rest after both winning in Austria last week and taking the eighth and final spot in the Race To Istanbul for the WTA Championships. So that has left Roberta Vinci heading up the field in Moscow, but the Italian isn’t running as favourite, in fact well down the pecking order at 12/1 with Bet365. There is a leading trio this week in the field and that is Sam Stosur, Ana Ivanovic and Simona Halep. All three are good options running at joint 9/2 favourites. Australia’s Sam Stosur won in Osaka last week to gather together some decent form, while it was Ivanovic who lost to Kerber in the final of Linz last week. So both of those are going along nicely and if you are looking for a better option of the two, it’ll probably be Ivanovic, with the Serbian just having better stamina and consistently to her game. Making up the trio of favourites, Simona Halep isn’t a name many will look for, but she is good value because Ivanovic and Stosur are together in the opposite half of the draw, along with Vinci too. So the top half of the draw, where Halep is, is far easier and along with Maria Kirilenko and Dominika Cibulkova, Halep offers decent value in making a run to the final. Again, tracking with live in play tennis betting will be the best way to go.
Ana Ivanovic 9/2, Sam Stosur 9/2, Simona Halep 9/2, Maria Kirlienko 7/1, Roberta Vinci 12/1
WTA Luxembourg Open
Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki is the one heading up the favouritism in Luxembourg this week in a somewhat limited field. The Dane has had an understated season compared to her world-beating days. Still, hasn’t been in bad form, reaching the semi finals in Tokyo and the quarter finals in China recently. However, there has been much distraction about golfer Rory McIlroy having broken up with her, which may have a big affect on her focus this week. That will throw punters perhaps towards Sabine Lisicki and Sloane Stephens, trading at 4/1 and 6/1 respectively. However, the best outside shot of both of the women’s tournaments this week is Bojana Jovanovski out at 25/1. The young Serbian has been showing some great form over the last month and is well worth backing through early rounds in live tennis betting.
Caroline Wozniacki 11/4, Sabine Lisicki 11/2, Sloane Stephens 13/2, Lucie Safarova 8/1, Andrea Petkovic 10/1
September 23rd, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
WTA Tokyo Tennis Betting Info
The Toray Pan Pacific Open is a huge event, being a Premier Event and therefore some big names have been attracted to Japan. The last issue to be settled for the season, is the Race To Istanbul, the top eight players in the rankings going into a showdown at the end of the season to be crowned WTA champion. So here comes the biggest field in action since the US Open, with Victoria Azarenka being the star attraction and you can catch live streams too.
Latest WTA Tokyo Tennis Betting Prices at online bookmaker Bet365
Victoria Azarenka 11/8, Agnieszka Radwanska 9/2, Petra Kvitova 12/1, Sam Stosur 22/1, Ana Ivanovic 25/1
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WTA Tokyo Tennis Betting Favourite
The defeat US Open finalist Victoria Azarenka steps back out into action for the first time since Flushing Meadows. It’s been another strong season from the Belarusian and she will be hoping to go better than last season, where she was stopped in the quarter finals against Angelique Kerber. Azarenka just has the powerful all round game to storm fields like this and she’ll probably take some stopping here. There isn’t a bad draw ahead for her really, nothing really looking as if there’ll be a big threat there and she opens against Venus Williams. One of six top ten players in the field and head and shoulders above them all. Azarenka goes as strong 11/8 favourite to take the title here. Should be a strong bet.
Tournament Betting Tips:
But Azarenka isn’t tremendous value so where may that come from? Agnieszka Radwanska, goes as top seed on the opposite half of the draw, so would potentially meet Azarenka in the final. If that happens, you would be banking on Azarenka all the way in that head to head showdown. Anyway, Radwanska hit some form, taking her third title of the year, finally managing to get over the finish line again. It is just that last factor about delivering in the semi’s and the final itself that causes hesitation over the Pole, who has quality in abundance, just lacking a killer instinct most of the time.
However, Radwanska has a tough quarter ahead of her, with Dominika Cibulkova and Angelique Kerber in the mix. Kerber hasn’t really found her stride at all this season for some strange reason, so will probably be a longer shot than her odds. But there could be great outside value in Dominka Cibulkova who has immense power. Cibulkova is a little powerhouse and just now and again she gets up a head of steam and looks fantastic. Could threaten Radwanska’s dominance in the section, and could be worth a shout for value to win the quarter in Quarter Betting.
When you look at the other big names in the mix, Petra Kvitova and Sam Stosur, you don’t see two consistent players there at all. Stosur is in the third quarter which is wide open, with Caroline Wozniacki and Roberta Vinci in the mix there. Kvitova is down in the second quarter along with Sara Errani. Errani looks to have just gone off the boil towards the end of the season, and with youngster Sorana Cirstea in there too, this is another quarter which is wide open. But at the end of the day, the sheer presence of Victoria Azarenka should wipe out the first half of the draw. Look for the main challenger from Radwanska, Cibulkova or Kerber to be facing her in the final.