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Victoria Azarenka

WTA China Open Tennis Betting Info
A big Premier tier tournament this week to get your teeth into for your tennis betting. After some minor tournaments out on the Asian swing of the season, there is a strong field in attendance this week for the China Open. This is the highlight tournament of the Asian swing, staged at Beijing Olympic Park. The race to make the end of season championships is still on, so players need some big performances this week.

WTA China Open Tennis Betting Defending Champion
Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska took the title here last season. She was in great form during the Asian swing of last season and she went to the final of Tokyo last week, so there are signs that she is back on top of her game. Not too bad of a draw ahead of her, until the quarter finals, but then things do get tough. She could face up against either Nadia Petrova (who beat her in the final of Tokyo) or Li Na in the quarters. Then will likely come a semi against Maria Sharapova or maybe Angelique Kerber. So not as easy a draw as what she had last week in Japan, but she is playing with a little more confidence than we have seen for a while since she lost the Wimbledon final. Very consistent when she gets going and should be good for a quarter final spot. Tough defence of her title ahead though but she is good value at a price of 6/1 with online bookmaker Bet365.

WTA China Open Tennis Betting Favourite
Victoria Azarenka at a price of 11/8 with online bookmaker Bet365 is trading as favourite for the China Open. Vika should cruise through he quarter of the draw but she suffered some illness and fatigue during Tokyo last week where she had to retire from the quarter final stage. She wasn’t sure what was wrong with her but it sounded like exhaustion. Facing up to very tough run in the Premier Tier event could be a tough one for her this week because she needs endurance. So just a question over her fitness, not her form, but still trading as favourite to take the title. She has been gifted an easy half of the draw and shouldn’t face too many challenges if she is fit.

Other Contenders
Maria Sharapova should be watched, but she has a bit of a stringer of a draw. Not only having to face up against Sorana Cirstea in the second round, there is also Angelique Kerber and Caroline Wozniacki floating around her quarter of the draw. So there are big challenges to come for the Russian. She isn’t in bad form but just looked a little off her game last week in Tokyo where she lost to Sam Stosur in the quarter finals. Has the grit to get through and makes the best contender from the second half of the draw, but that is the half that is loaded with challenges.

Angelique Kerber would probably be the one to capitalise on any slip by Sharapova. They are in the same quarter and the German continued her immense season with a semi final spot last week in Tokyo. She fell apart, totally uncharacteristically against Agnieszka Radwanska in the semi’s though, not putting up much of a challenge. She is far better than that though and expect to see her back on her game this week.

Hit and miss most of the time, but Australia’s Sam Stosur may be worth a look because she is just showing some good end of season form. After a quarter final effort at the US Open, she went to the semi finals of Tokyo last week. A good scrappy player who is never consistent enough to back with a lot of confidence. However, with Petra Kvitova crashing out early, Stosur could have the run of the second quarter of the draw which would possibly set her up with a semi final against Azarenka. With Azarenka’s fitness in question, Stosur could pounce.

Best Outside Bet
French woman Marion Bartoli is in the same boat as Stosur really as they go in the same quarter. It has been a difficult season for Bartoli, but she showed some her best of the season at the US Open. Hasn’t performed well in Asia so far, but she can pull things together and her tenacity will often pull her through. An outside shot because of the draw, but with high potential when she gets things right. At a price of 22/1 with Bet365, not a bad outside shot.

Latest WTA China Open Tennis Betting Prices
Victoria Azarenka 11/8, Maria Sharapova 5/1, Agnieszka Radwanska 6/1, Li Na 10/1, Sam Stosur 10/1, Angelique Kerber 18/1, Marion Bartoli 22/1, Caroline Wozniacki 25/1

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1st October 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting

Sports Betting

WTA Bell Challenge Tennis Betting Info
With the US Open done and dusted and yet another Grand Slam title for Serena Williams, it is off to Canada for part of this week’s WTA tennis betting. The majority of the top stars are taking a break after the heavy US Open series but as always there are some good betting options around to have a good look at. The Bell Challenge is held indoors and for many of the field this will be their first indoor tournament of the season.

WTA Bell Challenge Tennis Betting Defending Champion
Czech player Barbora Zahlavova Strycova took the honours here last season with a win in the final over surprise finalist New Zealand’s Marina Erakovic. There is probably more of a challenging field this time around with a few stand out names in the field. Zahlova Strycova hasn’t been in any particular form of late and since losing the final of Palermo back in July, has barely made an impact. She crashed in the first round of the US Open and not looking in any great shape. Not a quality depth of field here though, so a quarter final appearance should at least be achievable The Czech is well down the pecking order here at a price of 33/1 with online bookmaker Stan James.

WTA Bell Challenge Tennis Betting Favourite
Dominika Cibulkova will serve as your WTA tennis betting favourite this week as she has had a great season. The Slovakian, who won in Carlsbad back in July, is a pretty solid performer and usually a certainty for a quarter final spot, especially in lower tiered events like this. Cibulkova has hit at least the quarter finals of events eight times this season and has her eye on a top ten place in a pretty productive season. This is in an indoor event and Cibulkova was almost untouchable indoors last season, running up a 9-1 record undercover. Strong bet, the top seed in the field and betting favourite this week at a price of 5/2 with online bookmaker Stan James.

Best Outside Bet
Canadian talent Aleksandra Wozniak may be worth a look. She, along with Yanina Wickmayer should have the run of the bottom half of the draw and when it comes down to it, Wozniak is carrying the better form. The Canadian has quietly had a pretty solid season and she hit the quarter finals of the Rogers Cup recently, on home soil in Canada as well. So she will enjoy playing this week and will have home support. Woznaik has hit a few quarter finals this year and that may just tip things in her favour in the bottom half of the draw here. Dominika Cibulkova and Mona Barthel, the really big two threats in the field are in the other half of the draw, so big chance for Wozniak this week.

Recommended Bet:
Weighing up the talent in the field here in Canada, Dominika Cibulkova is the stand out player without question. Not too far away from being a top ten player and no-one else can come close. So Cibulkova as the outright winner does make some sound value. But for your match betting throughout the tournament, look for young German starlet Mona Barthel who continues to impress. She has just gone off the boil a little bit but could take the draw by the scruff of the neck. She would however run into Cibulkova before the final, so it is worth sticking with the Slovakian instead.

Latest WTA Bell Challenge Tennis Betting Prices at online bookmaker Stan James
Dominika Cibulkova 5/2, Mona Barthel 9/2, Yanina Wickmayer 7/1, Aleksandra Wozniak 8/1, Romina Oprandi 14/1, Heather Watson 18/1, Irina Falconi 20/1

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10th September 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting

Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain)

XXV Italiacom Open Palermo Tennis Betting Info
The hard-court US swing of the WTA season is kicking off in California this week, but some of the players on the Tour have opted to stay in Europe. The Olympics will be coming up in a couple of weeks, but in between the thrills of Wimbledon and the Olympiad, there is still some good tennis betting around to enjoy. This is a clay court event and therefore you can look for some specialists to rise to the occasion. That is what makes this field, although not a particularly strong one in terms of ranking, very interesting.

XXV Italiacom Open Palermo Tennis Betting Defending Champion
Spaniard Anabel Medina Garrigues jumped to the fore as the WTA’s leading clay court title holder after winning here last year She beat out Polona Hercog last year and she was looking a pretty inspired player. She looked like she was enjoying herself here last year, and Garrigues is a clay court specialist and therefore makes for some good value in your Italiacom Open Palermo tennis betting. Strangely though we haven’t even seen the best of her on clay this season, making nothing better than the quarter finals She lost out in the second round of Wimbledon as well, and isn’t carrying great form. She will be happier with her game on clay, but the defending champion is trading out at 10/1 with online bookmaker Boylesports. However, she has won here five times before and holds a 32-3 match record in Palermo. Strong history.

XXV Italiacom Open Palermo Tennis Betting Favourite
Going as the favourite this week is diminutive Italian Sara Errani. Not only is she playing on home soil, and will have the crowds behind her, she has been phenomenal on clay this season. She really is the stand out player in the crowd and she has won here before as well. She lifted the title in 2008 and failed to defend her title losing in the final in 2009. What will make her a strong contender is that she notched up a fantastic 16 match clay court winning streak earlier in the season, and she made it to the final of the French Open at Roland Garros on clay. She goes at top seed in Palermo, but was destroyed in the third round of Wimbledon when she became the first woman in the Open era to fail to record a single point during in a set as she crashed to Yaroslava Shvedova. She’s better than that, way better than that on clay. Would face Medina Garrigues in the semi final.

Other Contenders
Germany’s Julia Goerges usually shows up well on clay because she has good footwork and the game suited to the red stuff. Huge potential but not quite consistent enough. She seems to be a big momentum player, so if she gets off to a strong start then she should be able to roll along nicely in Palermo. She is looking for a bit of form though, and she seems to be having difficulty stepping up a level to fulfil her potential. Lost in the third round of Wimbledon after allowing Ana Ivanovic to battle back and beat here. She however has a pretty good draw ahead of her and shouldn’t be challenged until the quarters. Decent chance.

Roberto Vinci, another Italian, small and powerful like Errani, makes for great value here. In the bottom half of the draw as second seed and like her compatriot, is superb on clay. She has also had a decent run to the fourth round of Wimbledon. However, she doesn’t have quite the potency of Errani but is still more than enough of a handful to make a strong charge here. The draw and the home support will certainly help her.

Best Outside Bet
Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro is the hit and miss outside bet for this one. A much better clay court player than on any other surface, and she did reach the final of Estoril earlier in the season on clay. Not too bad of a draw, but Roberta Vinci is a likely quarter final opponent. Needs to be at the top of her game, looks the best of the outside shots at a price of 10/1 with online bookmaker Boylesports.

Latest XXV Italiacom Open Palermo Tennis Betting Prices at Boylesports
Sara Errani 7/4, Julia Goerges 4/1, Roberta Vinci, Anabel Median Garrigues 10/1, Carla Suarez Navarro 10/1, Alice Cornet 18/1, Irina Camelia Begu 20/1, Silvia Soler Espinosa 20/1, Polona Hercog 25/1, Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 25/1

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9th July 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting

Petra Kvitova

WTA AEGON International Tennis Betting Info
Sunny Eastbourne in England is the scene of the the AEGON Open where there is a whole lot of quality heading the field. Wimbledon, the third Grand Slam of the season starts next week and therefore, this will be the last chance of a warm up for the players involved here. The big, big guns are not in attendance, but there is a great crop of quality to look at in your betting options. We’re not going to get carried away and look at British interest on home soil here, but it should be a pretty competitive week ahead of Wimbledon.

WTA AEGON International Tennis Betting Defending Champion
It was the plucky French star Marion Bartoli who waltzed to glory on the grass at Eastbourne last season. She had a great run at the even, beating Victoria Azarenka, Sam Stosur and then Petra Kvitova in the final. She is back to defend her title, and the bubbly Bartoli will be looking to pick her form back up. She was strong in the first half of the season, but was hugely disappointing during the clay court swing of the season. She hasn’t been out since Roland Garros and the French Open, so we’ll get to see how she transitions to grass. She is a fantastic player, so energetic and reaches very deep for her points. You’re not backing her on current form, but tournament history from last year. That is why she is trading at 8/1 with online bookmaker Bet365.

WTA AEGON International Tennis Betting Favourite
Tall, left handed Czech Petra Kvitova goes off as favourite on the grass for Eastbourne. You will remember that Kvitova broke through to the Grand Slam winners club at Wimbledon last season, when she was in unstoppable form. Hopefully we will get to see some of those kind of levels from her over the next few weeks. Kvitova has had her season hampered by injury just a little bit, but she has been slowly improving all the way. She had a good run on clay, reaching the semi finals of the French Open, losing there to Maria Sharapova. Kvitova has all the tools in her arsenal to win tournaments like this. She has been working towards the top of her game now and if she is fully fit and match sharp, which she is looking at the moment, then she is going to be worth a punt here and rightly favourite at 6/4 with online bookmaker Bet365.

Other Contenders
Agnieszka Radwanska is back in action for the first time since Roland Garros. She didn’t go well there surprisingly, but she still has had one of the strongest seasons of all WTA Players. She should be a good fit for the grass at Eastbourne, the pace of the game will just be a little bit quicker to suit her mood. Radwanska is a quality act and the peak of her career right at the moment. Remarkably, there just hasn’t been any let up in the quality or consistency of her performances this season and she should be well rested for her first steps on grass this season. Great player, full of enthusiasm and touches of class at the moment, and should be in the mix of the final four.

Fallen former world number one Caroline Wozniacki, we need to see back winning titles. Completely anonymous through the clay court swing of the season, which was no great surprise really. It was a shame that the clay came, because she was just starting to find her feet on the hard court. She is pretty comfortable on grass and we could see a strong week from her. She needs one, she really needs to get her hands on a title so that her confidence can get back up to where it belongs. That is at the top of the game. So steady improvement in her game before clay, what can she do on the grass ahead of Wimbledon? She actually makes a decent prospect and would expect a final four appearance.

There are couple of other good names which you may want to look out for. Lucie Safarova is a leftie, who is very awkward to play against and is in decent enough form. Then there is the quality and experience of Daniela Hantuchova, who can surprise the big guns.

Best Outside Bet
The best outside bet at Eastbourne is going to be Germany’s Angelique Kerber. What a season she has had and there doesn’t seem to any signs of it slowing either. She was pretty solid on clay, and reached the quarters of Roland Garros. Kerber has grown in stature so much in 2012 and is really peaking at the moment. She has broken the top in the world this season and there just looks more to come from this very exciting, enterprising and energetic German. Well worth a punt to come through the field.

Latest WTA AEGON International Tennis Betting Prices at Bet365
Petra Kvitova 6/4, Agnieszka Radwanska, Caroline Wozniacki, Marion Bartoli 8/1, Angelique Kerber 15/2, Lucie Safarova, Daniela Hantuchova

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19th June 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting

Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia)

WTA Hertogenbosch Tennis Betting Info
Well, at least the Netherlands can enjoy watching some good tennis, as their national football side embarrassingly crashed out of Euro 2012. The build up here is of course for the third Grand Slam of the year, Wimbledon, which is right around the corner. The grass court swing of the season is very short, and players have to adjust quickly. So this tournament, known as the UNICEF Open is a great way for players to get their footing in ahead of the action at the All England Club which starts next week. This is not too deep of a field, as most of the big guns are resting up ahead of Wimbledon, but there are some big names to follow

WTA Hertogenbosch Tennis Betting Defending Champion
Italian Roberta Vinci
took the tile here in Holland last year, and she is up there making decent value in the betting. The gutsy, diminutive players has actually had a pretty good season. She is a clay court expert, making some good runs on the surface this season, but she switched over well enough recently to grass where she hit the quarter finals of Birmingham. She is hard to just breeze past, as she runs tirelessly and is a fantastic competitor. Turning out in levels of tournaments like these are her best shots at glory, but then again she really still doesn’t make a particularly strong outright bet, even though there is value in her price of 12/1 with Bet365. An each way on her may be better served.

WTA Hertogenbosch Tennis Betting Favourite
The class act of Kim Clijsters is actually is as favourite with online bookmaker Bet365. The Belgian star did have to come from a set down to win her first match on the weekend, and this is the first time that she has been out in action since the clay court swing of the started. She had to sit out the entire clay part of the season with an injury and looked strong enough in the opening exchanges, until she blew a 4-1 lead to lose the first set against Romina Oprandi. Still, she picked herself up and showed why she is one of the best in the world, but whether her true level of fitness and match sharpness is there, remains to be seen. On paper, when she is fit and on top of her game, she should breeze through tournaments like this. The question is not over her ability, it is over her fitness. Still, at 5/2 with online bookmaker Bet365 not a bad price.

Other Contenders
Dominika Cibulkova has slowly been getting and better through the season. The young Slovakian star has the ability to go far, and she reached three quarter finals in a row in her last three outings. Those were all on clay, granted, but it was her fourth round performance at Roland Garros which saw the very best of her true potential. In the round of 16 at the French Open, Cibulkova downed world number one Victoria Azarenka in brilliant performance. If Cibulkova performed to that quality, the best of potential at the moment, then she would be picking up titles. She has a fantastic all round game, and would put her in as favourite ahead of Kim Clijsters here actually. She has looked sharp and is not too far away from stepping up another level in her career. Because of her form, and with Clijsters having been missing in action lately, the Slovakian at 3/1 looks a great bet.

Italian veteran Flavia Pennetta is also going to be worth looking at. She is class act, more known for the countless titles she has picked up in doubles, but is a threat in her own right. The thing about Pennetta is that you always expect more from her, but then at times she just fails to deliver. She can be a bit hit and miss, but Pennetta has the quality to at least book herself a semi final place at a tournament like this. Worth a decent look behind the two outright favourites.

Best Outside Bet
Well, Serbia’s Jelena Jankovic has to be worth a shot as an outside bet. The former world number one has looked nowhere near her best over the last eighteen months, largely because of injury problems. However, she went to the final of Birmingham last week, and while she got stunned in the final by rank outsider Melanie Oudin, Jankovic will have done her confidence and game a world of good by putting in a solid week’s worth of work. Therefore, out at 14/1, she looks the best outside shot.

Latest WTA Hertogenbosch Tennis Betting Prices at Bet365
Kim Clijsters 5/2, Dominika Cibulkova 3/1, Flavia Pennetta 8/1, Nadia Petrova 8/1, Roberta Vinci 12/1, Yanina Wickmayer 12/1, Francesca Schiavone 14/1, Jelena Jankovic 14/1

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18th June 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting

Tenis - Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland)

WTA Brussels Open Tennis Betting Info
With less than a week to go before the French Open, there are a couple of WTA event this week, but not a lot of the major players are out. This is good news largely, because it narrows down your tennis betting options in more limited fields. Out of Brussels and Strasbourg this week, the Brussels line up is for more interesting and there is actually a really nice competitive balance to it. There are just two top ten players in attendance, Agnieszka Radwanska and Marion Bartoli, but we should still be in for some great tennis.

WTA Brussels Open Tennis Betting Defending Champion
The Brussels defending champion is actually Caroline Wozniacki, who beat Peng Shaui in the final. However, the Dane is not back for the defence of her title, instead she is away fine tuning her preparations for Roland Garros. So we have no defending champion this week.

WTA Brussels Open Tennis Betting Favourite
Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska tops the bill in Brussels, which is naturally a clay court even just ahead of the French Open. This is a Premier Level event and she will be using this event as a confidence booster, because it all went wrong in Rome last week where she crashed out in the second round to Petra Cetkovska. That was a major blip on her record because Radwanska has been fantastic this season and is rightly the favourite in Belgium. Radwanska has two titles to her name this season, beating Maria Sharapova in the final of Miami in March, and taking out Julia Goerges in the final of Dubai. However, she has been knocked out of six tournaments by world number one Victoria Azarenka at either the quarter or semi final this season. Vika stopped her most recently in the semi finals of Stuttgart and Madrid, and the Pole will be happy that Azarenka isn’t around. She is the top player in the field and has been in terrific form throughout 2012. She may be happy that she got that anomaly out of her system last week, just allay any fears about complacency ahead of the Grand Slam. Great player, great athlete and the world number three is a good shot as favourite in Brussels. Radwanska is 6/4 favourite at Bet Victor.

Other Contenders
Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli is in the field and like Radwanska suffered a shock exit in the second round in Rome last week. Bartoli hasn’t quite gotten back to her very best this season after injury niggles, which is a shame because it is at tournaments like this where she should be charging hard. On top of her game, she is good enough for a Grand Slam, but just is not in her rhythm at the moment. This is likely to be nothing more than a confidence tournament for her, because she needs it.

So it may be worth skipping over Bartoli, who is trading as second favourite and look at Kaia Kanepi. The young Estonian started off the season with a bang, destroying the field in Brisbane with some of the best tennis we have seen on the WTA this year. She was away for a while after the Australian Open recovering from injury and is just warming up nicely again. She reached the quarter final of Copenhagen, before charging through to take the title in Estoril. Kanepi fell flat in Madrid at the beginning of May, and this is the first time we have seen her since then. So she should be coming out fresh and sharp, and has the game to take down the field here if her concentration is in the right place.

Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulkova is a rising star on the circuit with bags and bags of potential. She is still a bit hit and miss with her consistency though. We saw her in fine form in Barcelona, losing out in the final to Sara Errani, and after disappointing efforts in Stuttgart and Madrid, she bounced back in Rome where she made the quarter finals (albeit thanks to a walkover in the third round against Victoria Azarenka. Cibulkova is probably going to hit the next level sooner rather than later, just needs as much tennis as she can get. Like her fit for Brussels this week.

Best Outside Bet
We are going to plump for Romania’s Simona Halep. She exited Madrid and Rome after running into Venus Williams in the first rounds, but has had some good runs this season, like a quarter final in Barcelona and a semi final in Fes recently. Just into her twenties, there is still time for her to really make a big name for herself. She was one of the hottest young prospects around the ITF circuit and needs to mature in the WTA. There are promising signs of that and could be worth a look here.

Latest ATP Brussels Open Tennis Betting Prices at Bet Victor
Agnieszka Radwanska 6/4, Marion Bartoli 5/1, Kaia Kanepi 13/2, Dominika Cibulkova 9/1, Nadia Petrova 12/1, Simon Halep 20/1, Yanina Wickmayer 18/1, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 33/1

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22nd May 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting

Serena Williams (USA)

WTA Rome Tennis Betting Info
The Internazionali BNL d’Italia will be a welcome stop for nine of the world’s top ten at the very least, as the players move back on to familiar red clay. They were faced for the first time ever with blue clay in Madrid last week, a surface which proved to be a lot slicker, and therefore didn’t have the same kind of control as that of the usual clay surface. So the players will get some better grip underfoot this week and also, the slower surface does take some sting out of the big servers, and this is where the clay court specialists often come to light. It is just two weeks now until the start of the French Open.

WTA Rome Tennis Betting Defending Champion
Maria Sharapova was in tremendous form here last year. She hasn’t been terrific through her career at landing clay court titles, but she did it will style in Rome last year. She had her forehand working beautifully as she powered her way to her biggest clay court title. She beat Sam Stosur in the final here last year, and with a good season under her belt again this year, the Russian queen should go well. Sharapova has been knocking on the door of so many titles this season, and has only picked up one, and you have to feel a bit sorry for the Russian. She is the toughest player on the circuit and really her tennis has deserved more. She was steamrollered last week by Serena Williams in Madrid, but will avoid the American until the final this time around. Sam Stosur is waiting as a potential quarter final opponent, but generally a very, very good draw for Sharapova. It would be some defence, and she is trading at 4/1 with Bet365.

WTA Rome Tennis Betting Favourite
Serena Williams remains unbeaten on clay this season, after demolishing Maria Sharapova and world number one Victoria Azarenka on her way to the title (her second on clay this season). It was a tremendous showing of force and power, and she seemed to get a good enough purchase on the awkward blue clay. Because the blue clay was faster than red clay, she also had the power in her serve to call upon. That should be dialled back just a little this week, but she is overwhelming favourite to lift the title here at a price of 2/1 with Bet365. Williams is seeded ninth and sits in a quarter along with Agnieszka Radwanska and Caroline Wozniacki. A semi final clash against Azarenka could be on the cards in a repeat of Madrid’s final on Sunday. Williams is 22-2 for the season and is running at 13-0 on clay this season. Because Williams has such a strong head to head against Azarenka and Sharapova, her main challengers, things are pointing towards back to back titles for her.

Other Contenders
Victoria Azarenka, who had four titles under her belt this season, and reached the final of Madrid last week, is one of the best players in the game at the moment. She has rounded out to such a solid all-round star, it is likely that she will go close again, and Sunday’s defeat against Williams could push her on. The most likely to take out Serena Williams at the moment at least.

Could be worth eyeing up Sam Stosur as well, because the Aussie is a very flat and very good clay court player. She uses the court speed to match up well against bigger opponents and is suited to the conditions. She is one of the players who Williams seems to have trouble finding her feet against, and the scrappy Aussie could spring a surprise. She is in Sharapova’s quarter of the draw though, so going to have her work cut out for her.

Petra Kvitova may be looking at the draw and be fancying a good run. The Czechs star has been out of sorts for most of the season because of injury, but she hit back with a semi final appearance in Stuttgart, on clay, prior to a disappointing exit at Madrid. Still, we think that you can dismiss a lot of what happened in Madrid, and Kvitova’s quarter is open enough to have a very good run at the semi finals, where she could run into Sharapova.

Best Outside Bet
Both Stosur and Kvitova are good outside shots beyond Williams, Azarenka and Sharapova. Going to look a couple of Germans for longer outside bets though. Firstly, Julia Goerges, who we have seen pull out some massive clay court tournaments before could be worth looking at, so too Angelique Kerber who has found a whole new level to her game this season. Georges is out at 66/1, Kerber in at 14/1 with Bet365.

 

Latest WTA Rome Tennis Betting Prices at Bet365
Serena Williams 2/1, Azarenka 7/2, Sharapova 9/2, Kvitova 6/1, Stosur 14/1, Kerber 14/1, Na Li 22/1, Agnieszka Radwanska 28/1, Wozniacki 33/1

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14th May 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting

Maria Sharapova

WTA Mutua Madrid Open Tennis Betting Info
The preparations are running along well now ahead of the French Open at Roland Garros at the end of the month. This prestigious tournament in Madrid has been one of the top warm up tournaments for Roland Garros and it is one of four Premier Mandatory event of the year. What does that mean, it means that all the top stars are out in a fantastic field. We are the wonderfully named Magic Box for the week and it is again going to make waves as an innovative tournament, because for the first time ever, it will host a WTA event on blue clay. The organisers switched from the usual red stuff in order to make viewing better for television and fans. This is because the yellow tennis ball is easer to see against the blue backdrop. The move has courted criticism though, because the process of making blue clay (it’s not a simple matter of dying the red stuff) is completely different to the regular grains which get used. This means that it is going to be a totally new surface for the players. However, it shouldn’t upset the general run of things, as good clay court players should still be able to take advantage here, and the cream usually rises to the top. The entire top ten is out in force here.

WTA Mutua Madrid Open Tennis Betting Defending Champion
Petra Kvitova was unstoppable here last year as she put in one of her top career performances to out-gun Victoria Azarenka in the final. It has been a very quiet year from Kvitova, largely because of injury. But we saw a return to some of her best play in Stuttgart recently, where she made it to the semi finals. She lost there to eventual winner Maria Sharapova, but it was a marked improvement for Kvitova, taking out Francesca Schiavone and the hot Angelique Kerber. There’s no question about whether or not she has the game to win, she does, she may just need a couple of more tournament to get really match sharp. Still, she did better on clay in Stuttgart than many had predicted and goes as joint second favourite at 11/2, with Bet Victor.

WTA Mutua Madrid Open Tennis Betting Favourite
World number one Victoria Azarenka is the tournament favourite for your tennis betting at 12/5 with Bet Victor. It has been an astonishing season from Vika, winning all four tournaments which she entered right from the start of the season. She is now two without a win, having reached only the quarter finals in Miami, but responded with a final appearance in Stuttgart where she lost out to Maria Sharapova. She looked comfortable enough on the transition to clay and should be a strong force again this week. It is a tough field, but she should win her quarter, even though the likes of Venus Williams and Na Li are in there. Vika is good enough to taken them down , which would leave her with a potential semi final appearance against Agnieszka Radwanska, who Vika has dominated this season.

Other Contenders
If something happens to Azarenka, then there is a great opportunity for Agnieszka Radwanska to pick up her second title of the season. The Pole has been wonderful during 2012, having really stepped up the level of her game and her consistency. Radwanska, now up to number four in the world rankings, goes as fourth seed and has one of the easiest quarters of the draw. She rose to the top of her game beating Venus Williams, Marion Bartoli and Maria Sharapova on the way to lifting the Miami title. Lost out again to Victoria Azarenka in the semi finals of Stuttgart, but a very solid player. If Azarenka doesn’t live up to her potential, then Radwanska should be in prime position to drive home from the first half of the draw.

Of course, we can’t look past Maria Sharapova, who finally broke her 2012 WTA Tour final jinx. After losing three finals this season, the Russian finally tasted success when she downed Victoria Azarenka in the final of Stuttgart on clay. The fact that she has been in four finals out of five tournaments entered this season speaks volumes for her games. She just has the power and tenacity, and some fantastically powerful defence to roll over opponents. Superb fitness levels and she is moving well. She is right up there at the peak of her game at the moment but has the toughest quarter in front of her, where Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Jelena Jankovic and Kaia Kanepi are prowling around. Tough draw, but there is no-one tougher on the WTA than Sharapova.

Serena Williams will be looking for her second title of the year, and her second title on clay at that, after winning in Charleston. Williams is a still a big powerful threat, but she is beatable. She is not the totally dominant force that she once was and there could be a fascinating match up against Maria Sharapova to come at the quarter final stage, which would be a treat. Would back Sharapova in that battle though. Williams won a couple of Fed Cup matches on clay back in April and so her clay court preparations have not been that bad at all. Her sheer power makes her a danger.

Australian Sam Stosur may be worth a look as well, because she is very good on clay. That is where most of her highlights have been. Stosur pushed Maria Sharapova hard in the quarter finals of Stuttgart recently, and does not have a bad draw at hand. The real big danger to Stosur, who granted does fall short of her maximum potential against underdogs sometimes, is Petra Kvitova, which would be a quarter final show down. But Stosur is a battler who can grind out results which her hard hitting flat tennis. She is a very solid performer on clay and that is generally when we see the best of her because of her movement. A fantastic array of names to look, and we haven’t even mentioned the likes of Caroline Wozniacki, Na Li and Francesca Schiavone. Talented field.

Best Outside Bet
There have been some big performers this year from the likes of Dominika Cibulkova and Sorana Cirstea (who already dumped seventh seed Marion Bartoli out) and Germany’s Angelique Kerber, who has been in simply brilliant form. These all make for great outside bets really, but perhaps the top one should be diminutive Italian Sara Errani. Errani has been blitzing the clay court season, and she now has the longest winning streak on clay since 2009 after triumphs in Acapulco and Barcelona. Unlikely to break the big guns at 66/1, but could spring a surprise or two.

Latest WTA Mutua Madrid Open Tennis Betting Prices with Bet Victor
Azarenka 12/5, Kvitova 11/2, Serena Williams 11/2, Sharapova 11/2, Stosur 9/1, Radwanska 12/1, Na Li 18/1, Wozniacki 28/1, Kerber 28/1

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6th May 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting

Victoria Azarenka

WTA Stuttgart Open Tennis Betting Info
A big event this week on the WTA, as the players starting priming themselves for the next Grand Slam, the French Open. Stuttgart has become one of the most important build up tournaments ahead of Roland Garros, because it is also a clay court surface, but not only that, it is exactly the same size grain used on the court here, as at the French Open. So players really aren’t going to get much better practice than playing at Stuttgart. The surface is fast, and not only is their ranking points and a big cash prize on offer for the winner, the 2012 winner will also get a Porsche 911 Carrera to boot, as the event is sponsored by Porsche. Get set for a heated week of tennis in Stuttgart, where the top eight women in the world are competing.

WTA Stuttgart Open Tennis Betting Defending Champion
Germany’s Julia Goerges did the business here last year, in a fantastic tournament. Stuttgart really was one of the highlights of the WTA year outside of the Grand Slams. Julia Goerges beat out Caroline Wozniacki in the finals last year, with the German playing some of the best tennis of her career, and leading a charge for a new era of German tennis, alongside the likes of Sabine Lisicki, Andrea Petkovic, Mona Barthel and Angelique Kerber. Goerges has had some good runs this year, including a quarter final at Barcelona last week, where she lost to eventual winner Sara Errani. Georges also went to the final of Dubai, beating Caroline Wozniacki in the semi finals there, and with a quarter final in Paris as well, she has started to show more consistency. She is a very big momentum player though, and although she has climbed the rankings well, still quite hasn’t developed that ruthless edge to win more titles. Needs to get behind her big first serve, and her experience last year, as fantastic as it was, is unlikely to be repeated. She is out at 33/1 with Bet Victor.

WTA Stuttgart Open Tennis Betting Favourite
Very interesting field here, and it is world number one Victoria Azarenka who goes as favourite. Vika has been in breathtaking form this year, taking the game on to another level. She is trading at 7/4 favourite with BetFred for Stuttgart tennis betting. She should be pretty fresh, because this is the first time she has stepped out on court since losing in the quarter finals of Miami. That defeat against Marion Bartoli ended a 26 match unbeaten streak from the start of the season. After winning her first Grand Slam at the Australian Open this year, she will be hungry to fine tune her skills on clay. Out of her eleven career titles, she has only taken one on clay (at Marbella last year). So not a strong clay court player, but in great 2012 form.

Other Contenders
Well, once again the fantastic depth of the WTA field makes for some fascinating tennis betting. Maria Sharapova is the number two seed, and like Azarenka, has played since Miami. Sharapova made it to the final of Miami, losing out to Agnieszka Radwanska. Sharapova has been in the final of three of her four events started this season, and so again, is playing with some fantastic form. She hasn’t played in Germany since 2004 and also like Azarenka again, only three of 24career titles have come on clay. She picked up one clay title last year in Rome. Very strong, very fit at the moment. She could face Flavia Pennetta in the second round though, a player who has won the last two meetings between them.

Petra Kvitova is also trading well in the betting, but she has been having a tough season because of fitness problems. Has pretty much bombed, and likely going to need more match practice to bounce back. Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska makes for a much stronger proposition outside of Azarenka. She has really been the start performer of the WTA this season, and finally all her hard work paid off with her second title of the season, when she beaten Maria Sharapova in the final of Miami, having gone through Venus Williams and Marion Bartoli to get there. Radwanska also won in Dubai, beating Julia Goerges in the final, and that aside, all of her other tournament entries have been halted by Victoria Azarenka (plus one withdraw because of injury). Very strong player at the moment, consistent and moving well.

There is a solid crop of players really all in the hunt. Francesca Schiavone is a great clay court player, but really hasn’t been showing any kind of consistent form this year. She seems to come to life more on the red stuff than anywhere else though, so could be a dark horse. Caroline Wozniacki is still seeking a winning formula She got to the final of Copenhagen recently, only to lose to Angelique Kerber. She has progressively, albeit very slowly, been getting closer to a much needed win. There is also the popular Marion Bartoli, who has the ability to run anyone down on clay. Always pushing hard and will get her winning break sooner or later. With other names like clay court specialist Sam Stosur, Flavia Pennetta, Dominika Cibulkova and Na Li in the mix, along with Ana Ivanovic, who is looking back to her very best, the options run deep. Would look at Pennetta and Cibulkova as the strongest there.

Best Outside Bet
Plenty of options here as well in the outside betting market. However, we are going to stick with home grown talent and that is youngster Mona Barthel. This is another young girl with tremendous amount of potential, and she has already landed a title this year, back in Hobart, and reached the quarter finals of Paris and Copenhagen Clearly there is still some more development and growth to go, but a very, very bright young talent. Way out at 66/1 with BetFred but worth keeping an eye to win some games. The sparkling form of German Angelique Kerber can’t be ignored either. She has really come to life winning in Paris and Copenhagen, and running up three other semi finals besides that. She is going great guns at the moment and at 33/1 with Ladbrokes is not a bad call at all. 

Latest WTA Stuttgart Open Tennis Betting Prices
Victoria Azarenka: 9/4 at Bet365
Petra Kvitova: 11/2 at Totesport
Maria Sharapova: 7/1 at BetVictor
Agnieszka Radwanska: 12/1 at Bet365
Sam Stosur: 12/1 at BetFred
Caroline Wozniacki: 25/1 at Bet Victor
Na Li: 28/1 at Bet365
Angelique Kerber: 33/1 at Ladbrokes
Julia Goerges: 33/1 with Bet Victor
Marion Bartoli: 33/1 at Bet365
Ana Ivanovic: 40/1 at Totesport
Dominika Cibulkova: 40/1 at BetFred 

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23rd April 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting

Serena Williams (USA)

WTA Charleston Tennis Betting Betting Info
There is a big field at Charleston this week for our tennis betting, and the busy Premier tier swing of the season continues in South Carolina. The biggest switch up here, is that the players move on to clay for this one, and there has been a lot of Grand Slam champions taking this title. The field is not as strong as the ones we have seen over the past couple of weeks at Indian Wells and Miami, but there is a good, competitive line up, highlighted by the participation of the two Williams’ sisters. Sony Ericsson winner Agnieszka Radwanska was due to participate, but she has withdrawn, leaving world number five Sam Stosur as the top seed.

WTA Charleston Tennis Betting Betting Defending Champion
Caroline Wozniacki is the defending Charleston champion, but she hasn’t signed up for the event this year. She will probably be over in Augusta watching boyfriend Rory McIlroy try and land the Green Jacket at the 2012 US Masters. Shame there is no defending Champion here, but previous winner of the event Serena Williams, is one of six winners in the field to have taken the title in the last eight editions.

WTA Charleston Tennis Betting Betting Favourite
Serena Williams is favourite in WTA Charleston Tennis betting, is looking to win the title for the second time in her career. She had a decent run in Miami last week, hitting the quarter final stage. There are questions over whether she is just fully back at her best match sharpness, because she only really performed in patches during the Sony Ericsson Open. So she is beatable, but clay is often a great leveller, and being a French Open titlist, she is good enough to win, but may need some time find her way back into form on the red stuff. Williams is 2/1 favourite at BetFair to win.

Other Contenders
Sam Stosur has to make a good bet here, because although she has been disappointingly slow of the starting blocks this year, and has looked very inconsistent at times, she is one of the players on the WTA with a lot of clay court pedigree. She won here back in 2010 as well, and there is going to be good value in backing her because of her status on clay. She reached the final of Doha this season, and other than that she hasn’t really shone, especially not for being a US Open winner last season. She lost to Serena Williams in Miami last week, but should have a much better crack at things on clay. There really should be nothing stopping her getting to the semi finals, not even Venus Williams who is a potential quarter final opponent. In the semi’s there could be yet another clash with Serena Williams to look forward too. No real challenges ahead for Stosur until the quarters, so he has time to get her sight in.

Frenchwomen Marion Bartoli, who we never tire of mentioning in our WTA tennis betting, hit some fantastic form in Miami last week, becoming the first play of the season to beat world number one Victoria Azarenka. Bartoli has been in the quarter finals of four of her last five tournaments now. She really is due a win because she has been one of the most consistent performers on the circuit this year. She would be fully deserving of a win and she is pretty solid on clay as well, because she is generally a step ahead of the game and has great footwork as she is always on her toes. Should have a good run because of the draw, where the highest seed she could meet in the quarter finals is world number 21 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Best Outside Bet
The players mentioned above are the most likely to contest this title, looking at the draw and the class of the field. However, would take a look at a good run due from Belgian Yanina Wickmayer, who gave Caroline Wozniacki a good fight in the quarter finals here last season before losing out. Wickmayer. Wickmayer has been to the final of Hobart this season, the semi’s in Paris and the quarters in Doha. Could be a surprise quarter finalists here. Wickmayer is 18/1 at BetFair to win the tournament.

Latest WTA Charleston Tennis Betting Betting Prices
Serena Williams: 2/1 at Bet365
Marion Bartoli: 4/1 at BetFair
Sam Stosur: 11/2 at Bet Victor
Sabine Lisicki: 10/1 at BetFair
Lucie Safarova: 10/1 at SkyBet
Jelena Jankovic: 18/1 at Bet365
Venus Williams: 18/1 at Bet365
Vera Zvonareva: 18/1 at Bet Victor

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3rd April 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting










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