2021 WTA Finals Tennis Betting Odds, Tips & Preview

Paula Badosa could be a force to be reckoned with at the WTA Finals

Anett Kontaveit / Estonia ©IMAGO / ZUMA Wire 07.11.2021

We have reached the end of the WTA season with the WTA Finals Guadalajara Tennis betting coming into focus this week.

The tournament starts on November 10th and runs for a week. It’s being hosted in Mexico for the first time.

In this 2021 WTA Finals Tennis Betting Preview, we take a look at the eight players lining up to compete in the singles.

2021 WTA Finals Tennis Betting Odds

Aryna Sabalenka 4/1
Anett Kontaveit 9/2
Paula Badosa 11/2
Barbora Krejcikova 11/2
Iga Swiatek 6/1
Maria Sakkari 7/1
Karolina Pliskova 7/1
Garbine Muguruza 8/1
* (odds recorded at 19:49 GMT on November 8th, 2021 at Bet365)

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When and where is the 2021 WTA Finals Tennis?

This year’s edition of the WTA Finals is being hosted in Guadalajara, Mexico. It is the first time that the country has played host to the Finals.

The tournament runs from November 10th – 17th, 2021.

Tournament information

Eight players are lining up in the draw for the singles to look at in 2021 WTA Finals Tennis Betting.

Points collected from performances throughout the calendar year count towards qualification for the WTA Finals.

Sixteen tournaments in total (including Grand Slams and WTA 1000 tournaments) count towards qualification for the WTA Finals.

The tournament is split into two round-robin groups of four with the top two from each group moving forward to the semi-final knockout stage.

Ashleigh Barty (and reigning WTA Final champion) qualified as the top seed for the 2021, but the Australian withdrew from the tournament, opening a spot for Anett Kontaveit to step in.


2021 WTA Season Stats

    • Aryna Sabalenka – Titles 2, Win/loss record 44-6*
    • Karolina Pliskova – Titles 0, Win/loss record 38-15
    • Barbora Krejcikova – TItles 3, Win/loss record 45-14*
    • Iga Swiatek – Titles 2, Win/loss record 35-13*
    • Maria Sakkari – Titles 0, Win/loss record 36-18*
    • Garbine Muguruza – Titles 2, Win/loss record 38-16
    • Paula Badosa – Titles 2, Win/loss record 41-15*
    • Anett Kontaveit- Titles 4, Win/loss record 45-15*

* Denotes first time appearance


Aryna Sabalenka

A major title remained out of reach for Aryna Sabalenka in 2021, but she reached the semi-finals of a Slam for the first time during the year.

Sabalenka made it to the final four at both Wimbledon and at the US Open.

Sabalenka kicked off the year in style by winning in Abu Dhabi.

The Belarusian came up short in some tough matches at the top level but with a title win at WTA Miami, Sabalenka took the biggest title of her career.

Sabalenka Outright @ 4/1
* (odds recorded at 19:49 GMT on November 8th, 2021 at Bet365)

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Karolina Pliskova

For most of the early stages of the season, things were going slowly for Karolina Pliskova who has not managed a title in 2021.

This will be her last chance to do so.

The highlight of her season was when she put everything together at Wimbledon to reach the final, losing to Ashleigh Barty.

The positive for Pliskova is that her form skyrocketed on the North American swing and this is the fifth year in a row she has been at the WTA Finals.

Pliskova Outright @ 7/1
* (odds recorded at 19:49 GMT on November 8th, 2021 at Bet365)

Our betting prediction:
Paula Badosa

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* (odds recorded at 19:49 GMT on November 8th, 2021 at Bet365)


Barbora Krejcikova

Czech player Barbora Krejcikova had a tremendous 2021, really having a career breakthrough campaign.

There were three titles collected by Krejcikova this season and none of them was bigger than her French Open Grand Slam success.

Krejcikova took the gold medal in both the singles and the doubles at the Olympics as well.

It’s been some season for her. She started the year ranked 65th in the world and qualified for the WTA Finals as the third seed.

Krejcikova Outright @ 11/2
* (odds recorded at 19:49 GMT on November 8th, 2021 at Bet365)

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Iga Swiatek

Poland’s Iga Swiatek fought to claim two titles in the 2021 season, those happening early in the year at Adelaide and then on the bigger stage at WTA Rome.

That felt like an important title for Swiatek to get after her big breakthrough in winning the French Open last year.

It’s been a good solid season for Swiatek to back that up.

She perhaps hasn’t quite been in the top form down the final stretch of the season, however.

Swiatek Outright @ 6/1
* (odds recorded at 19:49 GMT on November 8th, 2021 at Bet365)

Maria Sakkari

The Greek star hasn’t taken a title in 2021 and yet she will make her debut in the WTA Finals after a competitive season.

She had a couple of big runs in Abu Dhabi and at WTA Miami in which Sakkari powered her way to the semi-finals.

Sakkari reached the semi-finals of a Grand Slam for the first time in her career this year.

She got to the final four at the French Open.

Sakkari backed that up with a semi-final berth at the US Open as well where she was stopped by Emma Raducanu.

The Greek star brings some form with an appearance in the final of Ostrava recently where Anett Kontaveit held her off.

Sakkari Outright at 7/1
* (odds recorded at 19:49 GMT on November 8th, 2021 at Bet365)

Garbine Muguruza

The former world number one Garbine Muguruza claimed two titles this year.

She took the title in Dubai after a very strong start to the new year.

The second title came at Chicago 500 for the Spaniard. Her campaign in Chicago was helped out a bit by receiving two walkovers in the draw.

There have been injury problems for Muruguza in 2021 and inconsistencies in her form has stopped her from doing more this year.

Muguruza Outright @ 8/1
* (odds recorded at 19:49 GMT on November 8th, 2021 at Bet365)

Paula Badosa

Spain’s Paula Badosa is a first-timer at the WTA Finals this year and this has been a tremendous breakout season for her.

She made it into the Top 15 in the world after starting the season in 70th. Along the way, Badosa has earned two titles.

The first of those came in Belgrade and then that was surpassed when she stormed the field to take the title at Indian Wells.

There was some astonishing form by Badosa at Indian Wells and it’s just been one success story after another for her this year.

Badosa Outright @ 11/2
* (odds recorded at 19:49 GMT on November 8th, 2021 at Bet365)


Key Facts – WTA Finals 2021

  • Six of the eight players are making their WTA Finals debut
  • None of the eight participants have won the WTA Finals before
  • Ashleigh Barty qualified in First Place but has withdrawn
  • The tournament is hosted in Mexico for the first time ever


Anett Kontaveit

A title late into the season for Anett Kontaveit in Cluj against Simona Halep saw her lock down the eighth place in the Road to the WTA Finals.

That was, notably, the fourth WTA title of the year for the Estonian.

She has put it all together at the end of the season, with all four of her titles having come in the last four months, winning 26 of 28 matches in a hot streak.

Kontaveit Outright @ 9/2
* (odds recorded at 19:49 GMT on November 8th, 2021 at Bet365)

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WTA Finals 2021 Tennis Betting Predictions

This is just a wide-open field, largely because Ashleigh Barty has pulled out or else it may have been more cut and dry.

This tournament is being played at high altitude and the court is slow.

That’s not going to suit a lot of these, and both Aryna Sabalenka and Karolina Pliskova could be at a disadvantage because of that.

The first selection for tennis betting is Barbora Krejcikova at 11/2 in WTA Finals tennis betting* (odds recorded at 19:49 GMT on November 8th, 2021 at Bet365).

She looks like one of the best all-court players around at the moment. Krejcikova is just about the ideal blend of flair, power and composure that you could ask for.

The sheer form of Anett Kontaveit over the last four months has put her in with a chance from 9/2 * (odds recorded at 19:49 GMT on November 8th, 2021 at Bet365).

There’s been a change to her approach, having loosened up her game and the natural flair is coming through. Just momentum and confidence has to be Kontaveit in this.

11/2 shot Paula Badosa has had a massive, massive season* (odds recorded at 19:49 GMT on November 8th, 2021 at Bet365).

Despite perhaps not having the power of some of the opponents in the field, she is a threat.

Badosa is aggressive in terms of positioning and getting to the net, has proven herself against top opposition this season and perhaps most importantly of all, she plays the slow courts superbly.