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You don’t see this often outside of the Grand Slams, but the WTA Rogers Cup (aka The Canadian Open) has a full complement of the world’s top twenty women competing from the start. The opening round proved to be too tough for a handful of seeds who crashed out. Tenth seed Sam Stosur was the only seed to battle through her first round match (the top eight seeds has byes) while we lost 9th seed Marion Bartoli, 12th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova and 14th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (one of our favourite dark horses in WTA tennis betting) crashed out after being a set to the good. There was also a poor return to the game for Jelena Jankovic, who has just not gotten back to her best after an injury, and in her first outing since Wimbledon, the fifteenth seed was ousted from the tournament by Germany’s Julia Goerges who has been struggling for form herself. So this is a big, prestigious tournament, and with the US Open on the horizon, this is an important tournament for the players. Here is the 2011 WTA Rogers Cup tennis betting guide to the action from Canada.
Caroline Wozniacki 12/1 at BetFred
The usual hype about the world number one will be in effect. This will be an important tournament for her to build up some confidence ahead of the next Grand Slam, the US Open at the end of the month. She has failed again in all three Majors so far this year, so really needs to redeem herself. She looks much more relaxed, and therefore a bigger threat at tournaments like this, even though it is essentially a mini Grand Slam. She is the most successful player on the WTA this season, so always worth backing. She is also appearing for the first time following a shoulder injury. Has to go well here and has the tenacity to prove herself. Like Wozniacki’s draw much more than any of the other seeds, don’t see anyone really stopping her on the path to the quarter finals at least.
Kim Cljsters 12/1 at Victor chandler
Never expected too much of her at Wimbledon, and she did not deliver there. Has been a bad year for the defending US Open champion because of injuries. If she had been enjoying a regular season, injury free we would be jumping all over her and backing her outright in Rogers Cup WTA tennis betting. But she has to build up match sharpness, and although she is arguably the most accomplished player on the Tour, don’t fancy her chances in such a strong field at the moment. Needs comeback time. The draw for Clijsters is pretty challenging but not insurmountable. She could face the likes of Julia Goerges and Serena Williams in the third round, and perhaps Francesca Schiavone in the quarter finals. She would then likely have to squeeze past Maria Sharapova or Victoria Azarenka. Too much on her plate at the moment.
Vera Zvonareva 12/1 at Victor Chandler
3rd Seed. Looks as if she may be coming back into the kind of form which could see her challenge for titles. We have been waiting for a long time to see the best of her again. Not sure if she is back to her very best to be able to fight her way through this. Definitely in a better frame of mind and match sharpness than she has been. A decent outside bet, but nothing more at the moment. The draw is not too bad for her to be honest, but the big battle in the quarter final against Petra Kvitova is likely to be the defining match. Would take her opponent at the moment.
Victoria Azarenka 10/1 at Boylesports
4th Seed. Still admire the strengths of the Victoria Azarenka, one of our favourites here. She has shown a lot more consistency in being able to deliver her true potential, but that inconsistency is still something which plagues here. A bet on Azarenka really is never a bad thing, because she can deliver against the very best. Will need to because she will very likely meet Maria Sharapova in the quarter finals. They are the two heavyweights left in the third quarter of the draw, and therefore, picking one of these two to go all the way does represent a lot of value.
Maria Sharapova 8/1 at Stan James
5th seed. Probably the most consistent and the most powerful player on the WTA all year and has to be well and truly in the frame for your 2011 Rogers Cup tennis betting. Her serve is just wonderful, and her bravery off the serve (not being afraid to attack with second serves) but her deceptive power is a joy to watch. Can be vulnerable if her serve isn’t working, but very hard to rattle and she is extremely hard to finish off once she is behind. Definitely worth a punt, and in the same boat as Azarenka, put perhaps just has the edge over the Belarusian.
Petra Kvitova 8/1 at Victor Chandler
8th Seed. The Wimbledon Champion can’t be overlooked and is a reason why WTA Tennis is so open compared to the men’s tournaments. Is growing in stature all the time and the left hander is rapidly becoming the best all round player on the WTA. Still needs more experience, and to iron out some inconsistencies but still, she has really risen from a crowded pack of young players who have massive potential, and she is blossoming early. Will likely have to tough her way past new top ten player Andrea Petkovic and Vera Zvonaerva is also a threat in her quarter of the draw. If the Wimbledon Kvitova turns up, none of them will stop her.
Serena Williams 3/1 at Stan James
She won her first WTA title in Stanford a week or so ago. That was just her third tournament back after almost 12 months away from the game. She is going to get better and better the more matches she gets under her belt. Kim Clijsters is on her early radar. Tough to call that one, but if she prevails the draw will open up for her. Will be a big threat.
2011 WTA Tennis betting TIP Rogers Cup
Really like the odds that Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka are trading at. With them going head to head in the third quarter, big potential for either of them here, so worth picking one of them. Sharapova is likely the stronger, but it is splitting hairs.
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It is hard to keep a form player down, and the fact that we are looking at Maria Sharapova v Petra Kvitova Wimbledon 2011 final tennis betting instead of Sabine Lisicki v Kvitova is a testament to that. The 24 year old Russian Sharapova, has been tournament favourite right from the off and she has backed up her form here. Although things did not look to sharp in the first set of her semi final match against Sabine Lisicki, when the German wildcard raced ahead in the first set, three games to nil. That was because Sharapova started very slowly and was struggling to find her stride, and surprisingly for two very good servers, the standard was pretty poor in that department, and with Sharapova making uncharacteristic errors, she had to do something which she is brilliant at, but hasn’t had to do much off during this Wimbledon, and that is fight from behind. There really is no one better in the women’s game than Sharapova when falling behind. Her grittiness and desire not to go down brings out a side of her game which many others fail to replicate. That Sharapova stubbornness shone through here, when the Russian started her comeback in the fourth game of the first set, and then rattled off a purple patch of form, winning nine of the next ten games from then on out. Sharapova, who is looking for her second Wimbledon title never looked in danger of letting the semi final get away from her after that point, winning 6-4 6-3 against Lisicki.
It wasn’t the most comprehensive nor impressive match of Sharapova’s 2011 Wimbledon, but it matters not, because she is back in the final, seven years after her last appearance there. Sharapova’s second chance of Wimbledon success now looks like a strong reality but there is one final hurdle to get over, and that is Petra Kvitova. Czech Kvitova powered her way past fourth seed Azarenka and showed the two sides of her game, which need to be noted when weighing up your Maria Sharapova v Petra Kvitova Wimbledon 2011 final tennis betting. Kvitova is a star, make no mistake about that, and if the 21 year old continues at this rate, she really should challenge at the top of the world rankings before long. With three WTA Tour titles under her belt already, this fourth one would be the biggest of her career. A Grand Slam. She was back in the semi finals of Wimbledon this year, after losing out to Serena Williams at this stage last year. Only she is now much better than she was then. Left hander Kvitova has a wonderful serve, full of power and variety, and she can rattle off those aces. But there is a lot more to her game than just power, she has an incredible amount of finesse and bravery. The stand out aspect of Kvitova’s game is the winners she goes for and nails. It doesn’t matter if its on the back hand or off the forehand (which are superb to watch), Kvitova seems to produce magic with her winners.
She is maturing all the time, but there is one thing which still plagues her and that is inconsistency. She lost her focus again a little bit in the second set against Azarenka, just as she did against Tsvetana Pironkova in their quarter final match. But after losing that set, she turned on the after burners and crushed Azarenka in the third. This really is a champion in the waiting, and it wouldn’t be any surprise to see her pull this big one off. She will be able to trade power with Sharapova, so there’s no worries there, and Maria Sharapova v Petra Kvitova Wimbledon 2011 final tennis betting is quite a close match up to call. Sharapova’s semi final victory was properly her one bad game out of the way, if you can call it bad. There was a lot of unforced errors, but there must have been a certain amount of nerves at work there. She was expected to win, and living up to that expectation is tough at times, it is what was her undoing in the French Open semi final. Sharapova’s first serves needs to be on point and Kvitova has to hold her concentration. If both of things stand up, then we should be in for a cracker of a final on Saturday at SW19.
Maria Sharapova v Petra Kvitova Head to Head
Maria Sharapova has played Petra Kvitova just once in the WTA, back in 2010 in Memphis which Sharapova won 6-4 6-3. That was when Kvitova was 16th in the world, and she is now 8th, while Sharapova is 6th. Kvitova’s year to date record is 36 wins and 8 defeats, compared to Sharapova’s 26 wins and 7 defeats. Kvitova has won three titles this year, and Sharapova just one.
Maria Sharapova v Petra Kvitova Wimbledon 2011 final tennis betting tip
There really is some good positive value in backing Kvitova and she looks confident and proud to be where she is. Experience though in these situations is essential, and that is all with Sharapova. If Kvitova slips a little in her focus, then Sharapova will be right there to punish it. That is why we are just going to have to stick with the favourite and back Sharapova.
Maria Sharapova v Petra Kvitova Wimbledon 2011 final tennis betting odds
Victoria Azarenka v Petra Kvitova 2011 Wimbledon 2011 tennis betting should produce a thriller. Azarenka is one of the most in form players on the WTA at the moment, while Kvitova is getting better and better all the time. So let’s start with Azarenka. Followers of our tennis betting guides on these pages will know that Azarenka has long been a favourite of ours here. That is because she represents great value as she still has an air of unpredictability about her. The tall Belarusian has power, pace and flair, and when she puts it all together, she can dominate the best in the game. She certainly has the potential to be riding near the top of the world rankings, but she is still waiting to make her Major breakthrough. She blew a big opportunity in the quarter finals of the French Open, but the very fact that she has bounced straight back and reached the semi’s of Wimbledon really shows that she has gotten over one of her big flaws, her inconsistency. She didn’t even start the season well because of that, but gradually she has built up a head of steam and is really motoring at the moment. She won’t be everybody’s cup of tea to watch, but we tipped her here because the draw for her at Wimbledon 2011 was very kind. She did play Daniela Hantuchova in the third round which was a work out, but other than that, she has played some very impressive tennis. Was a long shot at the start of the tournament, but here she stands a great chance. Will go for a lot of winners.
However, Petra Kvitova is another one of the young players on the WTA who we have been championing over the last twelve months. This is her second Wimbledon semi final, after surprising many by reaching the semi finals here last year. One downfall of Kvitova is that she perhaps loses a bit of focus at times during matches, and that is something which should get sorted out with experience. Her mental focus looked frail when she was 4-1 up in the second set tie-break after winning the first set of her quarter final match against Tsvetana Pironkova, but she pulled herself together to crush her opponent in what should have been an unnecessary third set. But, the Czech, eighth seed at Wimbledon 2011 has power in spades. She has a wonderful serve and wins a high percentage of her first serves and will trouble Azarenka. In fact, Kivitova won the only meeting between them this year, back in Madrid on clay. Kvitova is a joy to watch, and she has perhaps the smoothest action of hitting the ball of all WTA players. Many are calling her the complete player, and she looks at times as if she is playing in slow motion, or at least effortlessly. She just strokes the ball so fluently that she doesn’t look as if she is putting power into her ground strokes, but they fly away at speed nonetheless. Like to attack the baseline and hits some incredible winners. Immense winners, and this young girl is only getting better and better. Will she have learnt from last year’s Wimbledon semi final disappointment? She does look stronger mentally, and it won’t be a surprise to see in her Saturday’s final.
Tough call to make in Victoria Azarenka v Petra Kvitova Wimbledon 2011 tennis betting. This is 5th v 8th seed respectively. Both are 21 years old, have a similar year to date won/lost record (Azarenka 33/10, Kvitova 36/8) and Azarenka has won two tour titles this year, while Kvitova has won 3. Really tricky to split them, and the head to head record between them stands a two a piece. However, Kvitova has won the last two meetings between them, including victory in the round of 32 at Wimbledon last year. Both are better players than they were this time last year, so this should be close. As a tip, well, Kvitova has the serves, the power, and semi final experience here, but Azarenka, who has gone under the radar here could just edge this, so we are sticking with her. These are two young players, but there is a little more maturity about Azarenka's game. Should be a fantastic match, nonetheless.
Victoria Azarenka v Petra Kvitova Wimbledon 2011 Tennis Betting
Victoria Azarenka to win: 11/10 at Paddy Power
Petra Kvitova to win: 5/6 at William Hill
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