Emma Raducanu 11/2 favourite in Indian Wells Tennis Betting

Teen sensation Emma Raducanu enters WTA Indian Wells as the outright favourite

Emma Raducanu / Great Britain ©IMAGO / Shutterstock 07.10.2021

2021 US Open champion Emma Raducanu is the current favourite in Indian Wells tennis betting action.

The tournament, which starts this week, is from the top level on the WTA and it marks the first playing time for Raducanu since that remarkable win at Flushing Meadows.

Now there’s whole new pressure on her as she is a heavy favourite in a stacked field.

WTA Indian Wells Tennis Betting Odds

Emma Raducanu 11/2
Iga Swiatek 11/1
Garbine Muguruza 11/1
Barbora Krejcikova 12/1
Karolina Pliskova 12/1
Maria Sakkari 14/1
Ons Jabeur 18/1
Elena Rybakina 20/1
Simona Halep 22/1
Bianca Andreescu 22/1
Leylah Fernandez 22/1
25/1 bar
* (odds recorded at 16:52 GMT on October 6th, 2021 at Bet365)

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Raducanu the 11/2 FAV in Indian Wells Tennis Betting

To be sitting at such a remarkable quote as the 11/2 FAV to win Indian Wells for tennis betting is just staggering for Raducanu* (odds recorded at 16:52 GMT on October 6th, 2021 at Bet365).

This is a WTA 1000 event, the top level on the Tour behind the Slams, and this will be Raducanu’s first attempt at the event as well.

It’s a stacked field that is lining up in California with the likes of Karolina Pliskova, reigning champion Garbine Muguruza and Iga Swiatek there to name but a few.

After winning that Grand Slam at the USA Open, even more, attention is going to be on the young Brit. Can she add another amazing title?

Raducanu Seeded for Indian Wells

Raducanu is in the draw for Indian Wells, courtesy of being handed a wildcard. But she has been seeded 17th for the event, giving her a bye in the first round.

This is the first tournament that Raducanu has played since winning the US Open. Now it’s all about handling the hype and pressure.

During the break between tournaments, she parted company with her coach, Raducanu’s currently on the search for a new one.

 

Indian Wells Top 8 Seeds

  • Karolina Pliskova
  • Iga Swiatek
  • Barbora Krejcikova
  • Garbine Muguruza
  • Maria Sakkari
  • Petra Kvitova
  • Belinda Bencic

 

Third Quarter Challenges for Raducanu

Emma Raducanu has been drawn in the Third Quarter for Indian Wells 2021.

As she’s the favourite to win the tournament outright, she’s obviously the favourite to win the Quarter.

Raducanu To Win 3rd Quarter Tennis Betting odds are at 9/4* (odds recorded at 16:52 GMT on October 6th, 2021 at Bet365).

There is no easy path to the quarter-finals for Raducanu in this section. The challenges in the draw could happen very early for her.

There is a chance that she could meet former World Number One Simona Halep in the Third Round.

A potential Fourth Round match could see Raducanu face either Petra Kvitova or Victoria Azarenka.

At the Quarter Final stage of the Indian Wells draw, the top seed that she could face would be Elina Svitolina (4th seed), which would look like the worst-case scenario there.

To Win 3rd Quarter Indian Wells Tennis betting Odds

Emma Raducanu 9/4
Elina Svitolina 11/2
Simona Halep 13/2
Petra Kvitova 13/2
Jessica Pegula 7/1
Elise Mertens 17/2
Victoria Azarenka 17/2
Sorana Cirstea 33/1
* (odds recorded at 16:52 GMT on October 6th, 2021 at Bet365)

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US Open 2021 rewind

We need to look back at that remarkable US Open title run that Emma Raducanu put together. It had started in the first qualifying round.

Raducanu won three rounds of qualification just to make it into the main draw of the Grand Slam. The appearance was her second Grand Slam tournament only.

All ten matches at Flushing Meadows that Emma Raducanu won, she delivered without dropping a single set along the way.

She became the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam, the first British Grand Slam women’s champion in over four decades.

At the US Open, Raducanu met two seeded players.

That was Belinda Bencic (11th) in the Quarter Finals and then Maria Sakkari (17th) in the Semi-Finals, before going on to defeat another teen sensation Leylah Fernandez in the Final.

Tough Challenge ahead in California

That Third Quarter section alone at Indian Wells presents some tough challenges.

It could be seeded players all the way that Raducanu meets from as early as the Third Round.

Raducanu defied some match massive outsider pre-tournament odds at the US Open.

The tables are now turned with her being in the position of 11/2 favourite* (odds recorded at 16:52 GMT on October 6th, 2021 at Bet365).

What does she have up her sleeve next?

Raducanu Total Slam Titles in 2022

None 2/5
One 2/1
Two 14/1
Three 50/1
Four 250/1
* (odds recorded at 16:52 GMT on October 6th, 2021 at Bet365)

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Of course, what look at Emma Raducanu would be complete without a dip into thinking about what she could achieve next year?

She should only get stronger and stronger, physically and experience-wise the more she gets into WTA level events.

The teenage sensation is a quote of 2/1 to add one more Slam title to her career in 2021* (odds recorded at 16:52 GMT on October 6th, 2021 at Bet365).