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Wimbledon Betting 2017 Women’s Winner Odds & Predictions

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With no Serena Williams to try and oust from the tournament this season, the rest of the participants in the women’s draw will be looking forward to grasping a chance of success. Recently at the French Open, we saw a stunning title win for young Jelena Ostapenko who came from absolutely nowhere to sweep to the title, taking down favourite Simona Halep in the final itself. The women's draw looks wide open so we will have to go digging down through the outright winner market to find a success or will it be one of the big guns that wins out at SW19? Heading up the market as the favourite is former champion Petra Kvitova at 5/1. Her stock was raised with a grass court title at Birmingham recently and it was her first success back after her terrible stabbing ordeal. So perhaps the big left handed Czech is back in form enough to be a serious challenger again in London, but right there at 9/2 behind her in the outright winner market is Karolina Pliskova who will carry a lot of backing into the tournament because of her solid form. Confederations Wimbledon Women 2017 Infographic Then there is home hope Johanna Konta who will be taking a big boost from the support of the home crowds as she goes in search of her first ever Grand Slam title. This would be a tremendous place to go and make that happen of course. But the field stretches much deeper with former Wimbledon finalist Garbine Muguruza starting to show well on the grass again and there is top seed Angelique Kerber, Simona Halep, Venus Williams and of course the young Ostapenko who now will be feeling the pressure of expectation after her success at Roland Garros. It’s a big two weeks of top tennis action to come once again from Wimbledon in what is the third Grand Slam of the year. Who will be walking away with the crown? Whatever the outcome, we can be assured of some great tennis betting opportunities and top quality action to come from SW19.

Wimbledon Tennis 2017 Women’s Outright Winner Odds

Tennis PlayerBetting Odds
Petra Kvitova5/1
Karolina Pliskova9/2
Johanna Konta12/1
Garbine Muguruza12/1
Venus Williams12/1
Jelena Ostapenko14/1
Angelique Kerber14/1
Victoria Azarenka16/1
Coco Vandeweghe16/1
Simona Halep20/1
Madison Keys22/1
Elina Svitolina25/1
Kristina Mladenovic25/1
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Wimbledon Tennis 2017 Women’s Betting Preview

What a two weeks of tennis betting action we should have here. It promises to be good with such a wide open field. Serena Williams, who has won the last two editions of the Grand Slam skips the tournament because of her pregnancy and so this is a great opportunity for someone to come through and take the title.

Women’s Wimbledon 2017 Seedings

1. Angelique Kerber (GER) 2. Simona Halep (ROU) 3. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 4. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 6. Johanna Konta (GBR) 7. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 8. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 9. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 10. Venus Williams (USA) 11. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 12. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 13. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 14. Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) 15. Elena Vesnina (RUS) The grass court tennis can take a lot of adjustment for players. It is only a short swing of the season and the pace of the ball off the surface is a lot quicker than that of the clay courts that the season has transitioned from. That is because the surface is harder, so the ball skids through without as much bounce compared to the high-bounce that you get on the clay surfaces. So that is why you will see high seeded players a little bit down the pecking order in the betting market. The grass courts can be hard to tame and since 2007 only four different players have won at Wimbledon (Venus Williams 2, Serena Williams 5, Petra Kvitova 2 and Marion Bartoli 1). So let’s look at this year’s main contenders by odds instead of seeding.

Petra Kvitova 5/1

A two time Wimbledon winner and that is part of why she is at the top of the betting. She is ranked down in 12th in the world at the moment after having missed action due to a stabbing during a home invasion. The French Open was her first tournament back and she lost in the second round, but back on grass she raced to the Birmingham title recently and there was a notable win over Kristina Mladenovic in there in the quarter finals. So that win will have done Kvitova’s confidence the power of good and she is one of the more natural grass players on the Tour at the highest level. Apart from the last two appearances at SW19, she has a very strong record at Wimbledon with a semi final, two wins and two quarter finals in five of the last seven appearances. She has to be a contender but may fall short simply due to the lack of competitive action.

Karolina Pliskova 9/2

Kvitova's Czech counterpart Pliskova is a grinder and is on top of her game at the moment. She ran to the semi finals of the French Open and the quarter finals of the Australian Open this season so is gaining Grand Slam momentum. She has a massive serve as a weapon and the courts will suit her at Wimbledon and also there will be an added incentive for the Czech because she could claim the number one ranking in the world after this. A good week at Eastbourne in preparations for this one will see her as a very serious contender so it’s worth jumping on the 9/2 price at bet365 now on her. No-one will be wanting to meet her power in the draw.

Johanna Konta 12/1

Ah, the expectations of being the home star. That is what is in front of Konta as she heads to Wimbledon. She actually only has a previous second round best at Wimbledon before so that's nothing to write home about. Her grass court preparations have been a bit mixed, surprisingly losing the final of Nottingham to Donna Vekic before being hounded out of Nottingham by Coco Vandeweghe. So like Pliskova, Konta will need a strong performance at Eastbourne to raise her confidence ahead of stepping out on the big stage. She did battle her way past both Ostapenko and world numer one Angelique Kerber on a busy Thursday of action on the south coast for her. The talent is there and she has the mentality. Will she be as strong as grass as she is on the hard courts though? Maybe an each way bet at best with bet365 for the home hope.

Garbine Muguruza 12/1

The Spaniard, who lost the 2015 Final to Serena Williams hasn’t had a bad season, but a title seems to be a bit of a stretch for her at the moment. She did reach the semi-finals of Birmingham recently when she lost out against Ashleigh Barty. She has never really built on that performance at Wimbledon 2015 and at this price is probably going to warrant nothing more than an ambitious each way punt. Her form is just too hit and miss.

Jelena Ostapenko 14/1

The surprise winner of the French Open who went into the tournament as a 100/1 shot now has some huge pressure of expectation upon her. She goes into SW19 at just 14/1 now and that price is solely on what she achieved at Roland Garros. She doesn't have any record of note on the grass with just a 9-7 career record on the green stuff. The 20 year old showed grit and bravery at Roland Garros and that never-say-die attitude carried her all the way. Doubling up with back to back Grand Slam wins would be just out of this world and it’s not likely to happen. She remains an unknown quantity despite her French Open success and isn’t going to be touched with a barge pole in Wimbledon 2017 betting.

Angelique Kerber 14/1

The world number one hasn’t been having the greatest of a season it has to be said but she has a solid skill set on the grass. She is without a title on the Tour this season and has a 19-13 year to date record, which isn’t great. She has had some highly disappointing results lately at the Rome Open and the French Open and needed a huge week at Eastbourne just to get herself a bit of momentum but fell in the quarter finals to Konta there. It is hard to get a read on the German at the moment, especially after the French Open capitulation. She’s not running at her best but is more than capable of a deep run.

The Best of the Rest

Coco Vandeweghe as long as her injury at Birmingham doesn’t pan out to be anything serious, could make a good run at SW19. She went to the semi finals of the Australian Open and has a decent record on grass. She was a quarter finalist at Wimbledon in 2015. Not a bad each way bet if she is fit. Simona Halep just continues to frustrate on the big stage and was heavy odds on at the French Open final against Ostapenko and still couldn't deliver. She does have a quarter final and a semi final in two of her last three appearances at Wimbledon though and actually isn’t a bad each way punt at 20/1 with bet365 pre-tournament. But she disappointed in a quarter final loss to Caroline Wozniacki at Eastbourne in her preparations. Elina Svitolina is well down the betting despite her four titles this year. That’s 25/1 price is worth getting a piece of the action of, if she can get through the first couple of rounds, something she hasn’t done before at Wimbledon.

Wimbledon 2017 Tennis Betting Predictions

Our outright winner tip will go on Karolina Pliskova. She has the power and the courts should suit her well. She makes a little more value than Kvitova who just hasn’t had the time on the court to really be expected to win a Grand Slam at the moment. So Pliskova it is for us but there is some massive each way appeal looking down the betting order at both Svitolina and Halep because this field is wide, wide open.
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WTA Birmingham Tennis Betting Odds & Preview

Elina Svitolina
The Wimbledon warm-up continues this week as the women’s tour moves on to Birmingham. Johanna Konta is back in action after a shock defeat in the final of the AEGON Open in Nottingham to Donna Vekic on the weekend. Konta heads to Birmingham as 3/1 second favourite at Bet365 in the running, with only Petra Kvitova ahead of her in the market. World number one Angelique Kerber was supposed to be there, but she pulled out through injury. That leaves just three of the top ten appearing in Birmingham, with world number 5 Elina Svitolina going as the top ranked player, along with Dominika Cibulkova and Konta. The tournament does represent a big return for Petra Kvitova who is there on a wildcard and this is just her second tournament back after suffering her hand injury when she was the victim of a home invasion at the back end of last year. It’s a tough enough switch to grass for players who are getting matches in, and is worth avoiding Kvitova perhaps at 9/2. So there is some big value in this field now and you can look down the field at the double-figure price on Elina Svitolina who could go well on grass here. She has a shocking record in Birmingham actually but this isn’t a particularly deep field and she has been bang in form on both hard court and clay this season which suggests she is versatile enough to get close. Dominika Cibulkova is just one of those players who can turn around from nowhere to come through a field. She’s huge price, not helped by her recent dip in form. Former Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza may come into play a little bit more here on grass and isn’t a bad price at the 8/1 mark in the field and will look more value that Kristina Mladenovic who is the same mark. The French player had a good Roland Garros but doesn't have the grass game to back things up. So what makes this even more interesting is that Svitolina, Konta and Muguruza are all in the bottom half of the draw which opens up the To Reach Final betting market at bet365 from the top half of the draw. That’s where Kvitova, Mladenovic and Cibulkova is. Australia's big outsider Daria Gavrilova looks to have good appeal in a wide open draw because she did alright on her debut last year, pushing Angelique Kerber to three sets in the second round. She and Cibulkova look decent value in the top half of the draw. But Svitolina tops it for the title with us.

AEGON Classic Birmingham Tennis betting odds

Petra Kvitova 9/2, Johanna Konta 3/1, Kristina Mladenovic 8/1, Garbine Muguruza 8/1, Elina Svitolina 10/1, Coco Vandeweghe 10/1, Barbora Strycova 232/1, Dominika Cibulkova 22/1, Lucie Safarova 22/1, Ashleigh Barty 22/1, Alison Riske 33/1, Daria Gavrilova 40/1, bar 66/1 Online betting site Bet365 run a great tennis accumulator bonus where you can earn a bonus of up to 50% on accumulator wins. This offer applies to winnings on pre-match accumulators of 2 or more selections on To Win Match, First Set Winner and Set Betting markets for Singles and Doubles matches from any Grand Slam, ATP, WTA or Challenger Tour event, as well as Singles and Doubles matches from the Davis Cup, Fed Cup and Hopman Cup. The maximum bonus that you can receive is ÂŁ100,000. Register an account with online betting site Bet365 and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus as a welcome offer.
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2016 WTA Tour Calendar – Tennis Tournaments 2016

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The WTA season, much like the ATP Tour, gets an early January start every year. The winter break between the back end of the previous season and the new one, isn’t all that long for players, who mostly take a short break and then get back into conditioning ahead of the new season. The tennis season set up simply demands that players come flying out of the blocks in early January because the first major of the season, the Australian Open is an annual January event so players have little time to get back to competitive action before taking on the gruelling two weeks of one of the four Grand Slams. The Grand Slams are just the tip of a very big iceberg in terms of tennis tournaments that are played across the year on the WTA. You also have the highly ranked Premier Tier events as well as the rest of the regular season events and the International level tournaments as well. Naturally because of the higher ranking points on offer at the higher tiered events, most of the big stars of the women’s game gravitate towards the bigger tournaments. They don't have to work so hard for ranking points as lower ranked players. But unlike the ATP, you will generally find that top players do spread themselves out across the lower tiered tournaments as well across the season. It’s not too unusual to see players taking on an International level tournament for either prestige, practice or prize money. Whatever the motivation, there is usually at least a couple of tournament running each and every week throughout the calendar year, unless of course it is a Premier Tier or Grand Slam event in progress. The Season starts early in January and runs through to the end of October each year. Then it’s a short winter break to start all over again in the battle for titles and points ranking in a season which makes a swing right around the world on most continents. As well as trying to hold the honour of being a top ten player in the world, there is also the annual Road To Singapore points chase going on. Players get awarded points from tournaments and the top eight at the end of the season make it through to the BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore where there is a mammoth prize fund on offer to round off the season with for the elite players. The WTA Elite Trophy is always the final event of the year and that is a tournament for tournament winners from across the season (those who didn’t qualify for the WTA Finals).

WTA Tour Calendar 2016

DateTennis TournamentVenue
03.01.-09.01.Shenzhen OpenShenzhen
03.01.-09.01.Brisbane InternationalBrisbane
04.01.-09.01.ASB ClassicAuckland
10.01.-15.01.Apia International SydneySydney
10.01.-16.01.Hobart InternationalHobart
18.01.-31.01.Grand Slam - Australian OpenMelbourne
08.02.-14.02.St. Petersburg Ladies TrophySt. Petersburg
08.02.-14.02.Taiwan OpenKaohsiung
15.02.-20.02.Dubai Duty Free Tennis ChampionshipsDubai
15.02.-21.02.Rio OpenRio de Janeiro
21.02.-27.02.Qatar Total OpenDoha
22.02.-27.02.Abierto Mexicano TelcelAcapulco
29.02.-06.03.Abierto Monterrey AfirmeMonterrey
29.02.-06.03.BMW Malaysian OpenKuala Lumpur
09.03.-20.03.BNP Paribas OpenIndian Wells
14.03.-19.03.San Antonio 125K SeriesSan Antonio
22.03.-03.04.Miami OpenMiami
04.04.-10.04.Katowice OpenKatowice
04.04.-10.04.Volvo Cars OpenCharleston
11.04.-17.04.Claro Open ColsanitasBogotá
18.04.-24.04.Porsche Tennis Grand PrixStuttgart
18.04.-24.04.TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul CupIstanbul
25.04.-30.04.J&T Banka Prague OpenPrague
25.04.-30.04.GP SAR La Princesse Lalla MeryemRabat
30.04.-07.05.Mutua Madrid OpenMadrid
09.05.-15.05.Empire State OpenWest Hempstead
15.05.-21.05.Internationaux de StrasbourgStrasbourg
15.05.-21.05.NĂĽrnberger VersicherungscupNuremberg
22.05.-05.06.Grandslam - Roland GarrosParis
31.05.-05.06.Bol OpenBol
06.06.-12.06.Aegon Open NotthinghamNottingham
06.06.-12.06.Topshelf OpenNetherlands
13.06.-19.06.Aegon Classic BirminghamBirmingham
13.06.-19.06.MallorcaMallorca
19.06.-25.06.Aegon International EastbourneEastbourne
27.06.-10.07.Grandslam - WimbledonLondon
11.07.-17.07.NĂĽrnberger Gastein LadiesBad Gastein
11.07.-17.07.Bucharest OpenBucharest
18.07.-24.07.Bank of the West ClassicStanford
18.07.-24.07.Citi OpenWashington D.C.
18.07.-24.07.Collector Swedish OpenBastad
25.07.-31.07.Rogers CupMontreal
01.08.-07.08.Brasil Tennis CupFlorianopolis
01.08.-07.08.Nanchang OpenNanchang
15.08.-21.08.Western & Southern OpenCincinnati
22.08.-27.08.Louisville International OpenLouisville
22.08.-27.08.Connecticut OpenNew Haven
29.08.-11.09.Grandslam - US OpenNew York
12.09.-18.09.Coupe Banque NationaleQuebec
19.09.-25.09.Toray Pan Pacific OpenTokyo
19.09.-25.09.Korea OpenSeoul
26.09.-02.10.Dongfeng Motor Wuhan OpenWuhan
26.09.-02.10.Tashkent OpenTashkent
03.10.-09.10.China OpenBeijing
10.10.-16.10.Tianjin OpenTianjin
10.10.-16.10.Generali Ladies LinzLinz
10.10.-16.10.Prudential Hong Kong Tennis OpenHong Kong
17.10.-23.10.Kremlin CupMoscow
17.10.-23.10.BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg OpenLuxembourg
24.10.-30.10.BNP Paribas WTA FinalsSingapore
31.10.-06.11.WTA Elite TrophyZhuhai

Grand Slams

These are the titles that everyone wants. This is the elite level of the game and because of the tough, big field that a player has to come through over the two weeks, it’s the ultimate tennis test of endurance, determination and skill. You tend to see the same old faces at the business end of WTA Grand Slams and one of the most familiar faces is that of Serena Williams. The American keeps on going strongly and she started the 2016 season just three title short of the current record for the most Grand Slam tournament singles title, held by Margaret Court. Williams, who won three of the four 2015 Grand Slam titles, started the year with 21, just one behind German legend Steffi Graf’s 22 and closing in on Court’s record of 24. By and large though the women’s game is far more open (if you take Williams out of the picture) than the men's. Over on the ATP you are looking at one of five players who can realistically win a Grand Slam but the playing field is pretty even in the women’s game, again without the presence of Williams. Maria Sharapova has claimed all four Grand Slam titles in her career but it took her almost ten year to accomplish that, completing the career slam with a French Open title in 2012. It’s that tough to win Grand Slam but popular (and in some case surprise) winners like Kim Clijsters, Victoria Azarenka, Li Na, Petra Kvitova and even 2015 US Open winner Flavia Pennetta have shown that wins can pop up from anywhere on the women’s side of the Grand Slam. Whenever Serena Williams falls from a Grand Slam, the field gets blown wide, wide open and that’s not even mentioning new players coming through like Simona Halep and Belinda Bencic who could well be Grand Slam champions down the line.

2016 Grand Slam Start Dates

Australian Open - January 18th French Open - May 22nd Wimbledon - June 27th US Open - August 29th

WTA Premier Events

Since 2009 the Women’s Tour has a range of Premier Tournaments of varying degrees of stature. There are the big four Premier Mandatory Events which are Indian Wells, Madrid, Miami and Beijing. There are 1000 ranking points going to the winner of one of those. They are kind of like mini-Grand Slams. There are also five Premier 5 events on the season which offers a 900 points ranking haul for the winner (Dubai, Rome, Cincinnati, Toronto/Montreal, and Wuhan) while there are twelve Premier events across the season which offers 470 total ranking points to the winner. Just to put all that into context, a player who wins a Grand Slam will pocket 2,000 rankings points for their effort. Of all active players, Serena Williams holds the record for the most WTA Premier titles won by a single player. Going into the 2016 season, Williams had claimed 23 WTA Premier titles, six of those being Premier Mandatory events (the tally also includes end of season Championships titles of which Williams has four). Petra Kvitova, Martia Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki were holding joint second players in the list of all time WTA Premier League titles, with twelve each almost half as few as Williams has won during her career. As with the WTA Grand Slam tennis betting you are only going to see Serena Williams at the head of the market, but the Premier Mandatory events in particular follow a much similar betting pattern where you will see a handful of the same players occupying the places at the head of the market like Williams, Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova and Garbine Muguruza. Always pay attention to surfaces because some players perform better and raise their games on certain surfaces as opposed to others.

2016 Premier Mandatory Start Dates

Indian Wells - March 7th Miami Open - March 21st Mutua Madrid Open - May 2nd China Open - October 3rd

British Interest

While Andy Murray pretty much takes up all interest on the British tennis scene, there of course are home-grown talents knocking around the WTA. The top promising players out of Britain for some time have been Heather Watson and Laura Robson, but both have failed to really set the game alight and live up to their respective potentials, largely it would seem, because of injury and illness issues that seem to crop up time and time again for the youngsters. Last season Johanna Konta stole much of the limelight of British interest. Konata's run to the last sixteen at the 2015 US Open was a delight, the Brit beating out the likes of Garbine Muguruza, Andrea Petkovic in the main draw after having started her campaign way back in the qualifying round of 128. She lost her seventh game at the tournament, her round of sixteen battle with Petra Kvitova. But then Konta went on a tear, reaching the quarterfinals of Wuhan as well where she beat Victoria Azarenka and Simona Help before losing out to Venus Williams. Konta started 2016 as the highest ranked British women on the WTA, inside the top fifty, followed by Watson. The next British talent which is likely to be making waves sooner or later is Naomi Broady and she started the season outside of the top 100, while because of all her time away from the game and upsets, Laura Robertson is down around the 500 ranking. You’ll find all the British players putting in most of their time at the International Tier tournaments.

Fed Cup (Federation Cup)

As well as the individual tournaments, there is some international action to come in 2016 with the Fed Cup. At the close of the 2015 season, Great Britain were ranked 23rd in the ITF Rankings, third from bottom with only Thailand and Croatia lower than then. Great Britain are in the Europe/Africa Zone for the regional competition and they take on Georgia and South Africa, in Pool B. The winner of the four pools then go to a play off to see which two then go through to the World Group II Play Offs. Basically Great Britain are a long way off competing in the Fed Cup World Group and are just trying to muscle their way into World Group II for a shot and then making a run at the World Group, the elite portion of the Fed Cup.

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Federation Cup Preview – Women’s Tennis Betting

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It's the semi-finals of the Federation Cup this weekend with the Czech Republic taking on France and Russia up against Germany in Sochi. The Russians are the marginal favourites for the tournament at a general 7/4 and have a strong line-up. World number two Maria Sharapova will play two singles matches against the Germans, as will Svetlana Kuznetsova. Either Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova or Elena Vesnina will partner Kuznetsova in the doubles. Russia has won three of their previous Federation Cup meetings with Germany but the teams haven't faced each other since 2002 and the Germans shouldn't be underestimated on the clay courts of the Adler Arena. They comfortably saw off Australia in the first round of the World Group and will make the four-times champions work hard for victory. Andrea Petkovic, Angelique Kerber and Sabine Licki are all in the world's top 20 and have made themselves available for this crucial tie. Barbara Rittner's team are a general 4/1 to go on and win the Federation Cup. Petra Kvitova At 9/5 with bwin, I like the look of the Czech Republic to successfully defend their Federation Cup title. The Czechs are bidding to reach a fourth final in five years and have developed into a formidable team under Petr Pala. They showed their strength-in-depth in the first round when whitewashing Canada, even though they were without two of their best players. World number four Petra Kvitova returns for their semi-final against the French, along with Lucie Sarafova. Player-for-player, they look in a different league to France and also have home advantage - the hardcourt of the Cez Arena looks tailor-made for Kvitova - though the French do have a better head-to-head historical record in matches between the countries. Amelie Mauresmo's team came back from 2-0 down to beat Italy in the first round but they won't be able to give the Czech Republic any kind of a start in Ostrava and are rightly the outsiders of the remaining four teams at 13/2 with Coral. They might struggle to take even one rubber off the Czechs if everything goes to form and ranking.
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Petra Kvitova Australian Open odds strengthen ahead of Melbourne action

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With Australian Open favourite Serena Williams starting to drift in the outright winner market, one player getting shorter in the market in opposition to Williams is Petra Kvitova. The Czech star and two time Wimbledon Champion is looking extremely good value (especially as an each way wager) at a price of 9/1 at online betting site Paddy Power in Australian Open 2015 tennis betting. Kvitova’s stock in Australian Open betting has been rising since the turn of the year. After making a run to the semi finals of Shenzen, she went better in her second tournament of the new year, by taking a win in Sydney, which was the 15th title of her WTA career. You can’t ignore players heading into a tournament who are carrying form, and Kvitova has an advantage there over some of the other front runners in the draw. Serena Williams looked very shaky at the Hopman Cup and has failed to impress in recent Australian Open challenges. World number three Simona Halep picked up some stomach problems forcing her out of Sydney. Eugenie Bouchard has yet to claim a career Grand Slam. Caroline Wozniacki was hampered by a wrist injury which saw her also pull out of Sydney and with punters perhaps cautious about Maria Sharapova's lack of delivery in Grand Slam tournaments, then Kvitova suddenly looks a brighter.

Petra Kvitova Australian Open Odds backed by form

One of the failings of Kvitova has been her lack of focus midway through matches. She does switch off at times, but she seems to be fully focused on her build up to the Australian Open, and if she can carrying on powering her way through games with her first serve, the awkward left hander will pose a huge threat in the draw. Of the front runner challenges, Kvitova has made the most impressive impression so far at the start of 2015. The draw of the Australian Open was made on Friday, and Kvitova heads up the second quarter of the women’s draw, trading at a price of 5/4 to progress to the semi finals from her section of the draw. Opposing her in the race to win the quarter is Agnieszka Radwanska, but Kvitova has a strong enough head to head lead over the Pole to suggest that the Czech star is going to be ready to deliver on that favouritism in that section of the draw. Petra Kvitova Australian Open 2015 odds are looking very much more valuable than they would have been in the longer ant-post market just a couple of weeks ago. Suddenly her form makes her a big threat in the field and with only really Radwanska opposing her in the second quarter of the draw, and with punters deserting potential semi final opponent Serena Williams, then Kvitova could well be lined up for her third career Grand Slam. There is an Australian Open Money Back Special at Paddy Power for this season’s latest edition. The bookmaker will refund losing match bets on your player as a free bet if they win the first set of the match but go on to lose the match. The money back will comes as a free bet and the maximum refund is ÂŁ100 per customer per match.  
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US Open 2014 Betting – Tennis Odds

Novak Djokovic (Serbia)

Novak Djokovic is a best 15/8 with BetVictor to win the men's singles in the US Open at Flushing Meadows in September after winning Wimbledon. The Serb edged out Roger Federer in a five-set thriller on Sunday, winning 6-7 7-5 7-6 5-7 6-4 on Centre Court to win the title for the first time since 2011. He's also back on top of the world rankings with Rafael Nadal failing to make the quarter-finals in SW19. Federer is up to third in the ATP rankings, above compatriot Stan Wawrinka whom he beat at the All-England Club, but Andy Murray has slipped to 10th, his lowest ranking for six years. The Scot is now in danger of missing out on the ATP Finals in London at the end of the year and will also face tougher tests in upcoming tournaments without a high seeding, though he didn't play much tennis in the second half of last year which is in his favour when it comes to accumulating ranking points. Murray's Wimbledon conqueror Grigor Dimitrov, fellow semi-finalist Milos Raonic, Tomas Berdych, Juan Del Potro and David Ferrer have all moved ahead of the British number one in the list.

Roger Federer is 10/1 with Boylesports and Ladbrokes to win the US Open and has reiterated that he has no intention of retiring despite having managed only one Grand Slam win since 2010. Now 32, there were rumours that the Swiss wanted to spend more time developing his new academy but he made Djokovic fight all the way at Wimbledon and still looks to have a couple more years at the highest level.

Defending champion Rafael Nadal is 18/5 with bwin to win the US Open while 2012 winner Andy Murray is 11/2 with bwin, Unibet and 888sport. The up-and-coming Dimitrov and Raonic are 20/1 (Coral and Ladbrokes) and 40/1 (Ladbrokes and Skybet) respectively. Djokovic is 6/4 with Boylesports to win Wimbledon 2015 and Federer is 7/2 with Skybet to win another Grand Slam before he retires.

Serena Williams will keep her number one ranking on the WTA but is out to 14/5 with bwin to win the women's singles at the US Open following her disappointing third-round defeat at Wimbledon. Those injury problems keep mounting and younger and fitter players are closing the gap on the American. Petra Kvitova is 12/1 with Betfred, Ladbrokes and William Hill to follow up her Wimbledon triumph in the States with beaten finalist Eugenie Bouchard, who has now reached the last four in all three Grand Slams this year, a 9/1 chance with bet365, Paddy Power, Skybet and sportingbet to go one better.

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WTA Carlsbad Tennis Betting Odds, Tips and Preview 2013

Victoria Azarenka
WTA Carlsbad Tennis Betting Info  There is a Premier Tier event in California this week, as the WTA heads to Carlsbad. This has attracted some big guns, three of the world's top ten in fact. There would have been four, but Maria Sharapova pulled out. So the headline of the show here is the return of Victoria Azarenka to action, and also over in the doubles there is an even bigger return with one of the game's greats, Martina Hingis, putting in an appearance. But betting action will be focused on the singles draw which we'll preview here.
Latest WTA Carlsbad Tennis Betting Prices at online bookmaker Unibet  Victoria Azarenka 11/8, Agnieszka Radwanska 9/2, Petra Kvitova 8/1, Sam Stosur 12/1, Ana Ivanovic 16/1, Roberta Vinci 18/1, Jelena Jankovic 18/1, Svetlana Kuznetsova 18/1, Dominika Cibulkova 20/1
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WTA Carlsbad Tennis Betting Favourite  World number three Victoria Azarenka heads the field this week and she really should dominate this event. However, the question mark over her this week will be her match sharpness, not her quality. This will be the first time that she has played since pulling out of Wimbledon mid way through the tournament because of an injury. Presumably because she is back playing, she is ready in herself. If she is fit and ready to go, then she really should crush the field. She really should breeze her quarter, and really, from her potential semi finalists, she should prevail. Has the best all round game, the best composure and power out of everyone in the field. Azarenka is 11/8 favourite to win at online betting site Unibet.
WTA Carlsbad Tennis Betting Tips  Second seed this week is Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska. She looked good on reaching the final of Stanford last week, and had the title in her reach before Dominika Cibulkova pulled out a tremendous fight back from the brink of defeat. This is the issue with Radwanska, she oozes quality, but just seems to lack that killer punch when she needs it most. She could be a bit heavy in the legs as well after her exertions last week too, and it will probably have been a bit of a knock in confidence for her. Just to make things worse for this draw, she is in a relatively packed bottom half.
Australia's Sam Stosur is in the mix again, but her unpredictability keeps letting her down. Has the ability to win event, just not the consistency and is worth looking past. She goes in Radwanska's quarter, alongside Daniela Hantuchova and Julia Goerges, so it should be competitive down there. Roberta Vinci, going as four seed is projected to be the one to meet Azarenka in the semi's so that could put a dampener on the Italian's tournament. She is also facing the likes of Ana Ivanovic and Dominika Cibulkova in her quarter.
Is Cibulkova worth a shot? The diminutive powerhouse had her massive forehand going so well last week on her way to the Stanford title. Tough ask to land back to back events though. So that leaves an interesting marker on Petra Kvitova, who goes as third seed. Still nowhere near her Wimbledon winning best, but still awkward to play against. Not a bad quarter of the draw for her going as third seed and has the potential to make a run here. This is the first time out for her since her quarter final exit at Wimbledon. Could meet the dark horse of the tournament, Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova in the quarter finals. The Russian is a previous winner of this event and looked menacing at the start of the year. Faded away, but likes this event.
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WTA Sony Open Tennis Betting Odds, Tips and Preview

Serena Williams (USA)

WTA Sony Open Tennis Betting Info The action in Miami is one of the biggest events on the calendar outside of the Grand Slams. There is Grand Slam quality field in attendance though for the Premier Mandatory event. Serena Williams is back in action this week after her boycott of Indian Wells over the past fortnight. That will mean that she is fresh and ready to go this week and she will start the event as favourite. But all the other big guns like Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova will be waiting to shut her down.

Latest WTA Sony Open Tennis betting odds at online bookmaker Unibet Serena Williams 5/4, Maria Sharapova 3/1, Victoria Azarenka 7/2, Petra Kvitova 16/1, Agnieszka Radwanska 16/1, Li Na 20/1, Angelique Kerber 25/1, Caroline Wozniacki

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WTA Sony Open Tennis Betting Favourite This is Serena Williams all the way here. As powerful as she has been in the women’s game, this is one tournament where she has really been excellent. It is one of her most successful tournaments and that is the last thing that the others in the field need to heard. She has won the even five times before but hasn’t tasted Miami glory since back in 2008. This is the first outing for Williams since reclaiming her place as world number one in the rankings on February 18th. She hasn’t had things all her way this season though, because of injury largely, losing in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open and then to Victoria Azarenka in the final of Doha. But this is Florida, her home turf and would expect to see her powering her way to the semi finals at the very least.

Other Contenders Russian tennis queen Maria Sharapova will take some extra backing this week as she stormed to the Indian Wells title on the weekend. In the California final she powered her way past Caroline Wozniacki, her low, powerful hitting totally destroying the Dane. That was a title that Sharapova really needed as she has been guilty of bottling it at the business end of tournaments when it matters most. That could just the confidence boost that she needs, and she moved up to world number two as well with the win. Something to put into context though is that she didn’t really meet any tough opponent along the way, although she still didn’t drop a set on her way to the title. She didn’t face anyone inside the top seven in the world to claim the Indian Wells title. It’ll be a bigger ask this week.

So onto Victoria Azarenka, who has been having a fine season, defending her titles in Doha and at the Australian Open. She looked well on track for a title run in Indian Wells before she had to pull out of her quarter final match against Caroline Wozniacki with an ankle problem. It was a problem that had been niggling her even before the tournament had started and she decided that she didn’t want to risk it any further. The problem is tendinitis and inflammation, but the Belarusian has decided to head to Florida next week anyway. It does raise questions about her fitness and ability to go all the way though. It’s understandable that she’s being stubborn after winning twice before here. Despite two tournament withdraws because of injury, Azarenka has posted a 17-0 match record for the season.

There was a return to form for Germany’s Angelique Kerber last week at Indian Wells who made a run to the semi final. That is the best we have seen of the promising starlet and hopefully she can build upon that. She really should have gone better, being a set and a break up against Wozniacki in the semi final, but then Wozniacki started playing some incredibly unplayable stuff. Bit of a fluke result, but at least there was promising signs that Kerber is back to her best. It will be a bit of momentum with her. Another dangerous floater in the draw is former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, who also blew a set lead at Indian Wells. That was in the quarter finals against Maria Kirilenko. But Kvitova, who win in Dubai in mid February should still be a threat.

It will also be interesting to see how Caroline Wozniacki reacts to getting to her first Premier Mandatory final for a couple of years. She was totally blown out of the water there by Sharapova, and there may be some work and way for the former world number one to go yet before backing her with any confidence of taking a big title like this. Italian Sara Errani continues her good form, going as number eight seed for the Sony Open. She took a quarter final place at Indian Wells last week before crashing into the brick wall defence of Maria Sharapova. The diminutive Italian is well on top of her game though.

Best Outside Bet Seems a little strange to be calling Agnieszka Radwanska an outside bet, but she should be. She has gone off the boil after a blistering start to the new season. What may make her value though is that she recorded the biggest title of her WTA here at last season’s event. The conditions should suit and her and because of her dip in form will fly under the radar. With only Kvitova being a likely quarter final opponent, there’s a big chance for her to bounce back.

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WTA Indian Wells Tennis Betting Odds, Tips and Preview

Victoria Azarenka
WTA Indian Wells Tennis Betting Info The first big field since the 2013 Australian Open will be in force at Indian Wells, for this Premier tiered tournament in California. The best in the world is out for this one, all except Serena Williams, who is still on her boycott of the event along with sister Venus. That leaves the defending champion Victoria Azarenka as outright favourite to go on and win this one. Can anyone stop the powerful and in form Belarusian at Indian Wells? WTA Indian Wells Tennis Betting Odds at online bookmaker Paddy Power Victoria Azarenka 11/10, Maria Sharapova 4/1, Petra Kvitova 7/1, Agnieszka Radwanska 9/1, Angelique kerber 18/1, Sara Errani 20/1, Caroline Wozniacki 20/1, Sam Stosur 30/1, Mona Barthel 40/1 Online bookmaker Paddy Power are running a great Indian Wells Money Back Special for your tennis betting. if the final point in any match in an Ace or a Double Fault, then the bookmaker will refund all losing in-running bets on that match! Great coverage up to £100 per customer/per match and it applies to the Correct Score market only. New customers can get up to a free £50 bet when registering as the bookie will match the value of your first stake on a new account. WTA Indian Wells Tennis Betting Favourite Victoria Azarenka has been taking some heavy backing for Indian Wells, especially with the absence of Serena Williams. It has been back to back titles for the Belarusian this season, after successfully defending her Australian Open title, she followed it up with a title defence in Doha as well. That was important because she actually beat Serena Williams in the final, snapping a long losing streak against the American. Definitely has looked on top of her game this season, has looked untroubled and powerful, confident serving is on her side. Favourable draw for her, really should dominate the top half of the 2013 Indian Wells draw. Other Contenders Russian tennis queen Maria Sharapova should make her presence known. The problem with her is that she should steam through to the latter stages of tournaments, which she does, but then her game falls apart when it matters most. She was imperious through the early rounds of the Australian Open and then just didn’t turn up against Na Li in the semi finals. Still, an easy draw for her, so should go well to the semi finals. Was a finalist here last season, losing against Azarenka, who seems to be a very tough opponent for her to crack. Sharapova could meet Sara Errani in the semi finals of this season's tournament, and the Italian could be one of the surprise packages of 2013 Indian Wells. She actually wouldn’t be that much of a surprise package because she in good form. She landed four titles last season on Tour and has followed that up already this year with another. Errani won in Acapulco recently, but that was on clay, where she is something of an expert. Still, can’t ignore the fact that she has been in three finals already this season. Not as prominent on hard courts as clay, but form is with her. Petra Kvitova could be some interesting value at Indian Wells. She finally found her way back into the winners circles as she beat Sara Errani in the final of Doha. She beat Agnieszka Radwanska along the way as well. A little hit and miss because she has had early tournament exits this year, but will the Doha win have put her back in top gear? Actually because of Kvitova’s slight unpredictability, it could be worth looking at Dominika Cibulkova to take Kvitova’s quarter. Power personified, she has her consistency issues too, but could produce if she brings her A game. But Agnieszka Radwanska could be the one to back from the bottom half off the draw. Started the season so strongly with back to back titles, and then lost in the quarter finals against Na Li at the Australian Open. She followed that up with a loss against Azarenka in the semi finals of Doha (and Azarenka has a firm hold over the Pole), but then bombed in Dubai losing in the quarter finals against Petra Kvitova, not being on top of her game there. But has the class and composure to play her way to the top of the quarter. Has to raise her game just another 10%. Best Outside Bet It has to be Germany’s Angelique Kerber at the moment. Unlike Errani, who has kept her levels up after a career season, Kerber hasn’t hit the heights she is capable of this season. Her best performance was a semi final in Sydney. She was a semifinalist at Indian Wells last season in her great year, where she lost to Azarenka. There has to be better to come from her at some point. Kerber is an 18/1 shot with online bookmaker Paddy Power in WTA Indian Wells tennis betting.
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Fed Cup 2013 Odds – Womens’ Tennis Betting

Maria Sharapova
For some of the world's top men players, the Davis Cup is an inconvenience that has to be endured. A few will avoid the tournament if they possibly can unless it fits neatly into their schedule or preparations. Others regard it as an honour to represent their country. Novak Djokovic, for example, rarely misses one of Serbia's ties. It's the same in the women's game as you often find the top-ranked players have something better to do when the Fed Cup comes around. Maria Sharapova, for example, won't be lining up for Russia against Japan in the quarter-finals of the World Group next weekend but the Russians still look to have a very strong line-up this year and are fully deserving of their best 5/2 quote from Paddy Power to emerge as winners. It's inconceivable that they should lose to Japan in Moscow. The best Japanese player is Ayumi Morita and she is only ranked 60 in the world. That means she's rated considerably lower than all four of the Russian team, two of which are in the world's top 20 (Maria Kirilenko and Ekterina Makarova). The Russians were unlucky to come up against inspired Ana Ivanovic in last year's Fed Cup semi-finals and went out in a close-fought encounter with Serbia. The Serbians will be a danger again at the 9/2 with Paddy Power and Ladbrokes but face no easy task in their quarter-final with Slovakia (25/1 with Ladbrokes). Promoted back to the World Group last year, Slovakia have won two of their previous three meetings with Serbia in the Fed Cup and Matek Liptak's team should enjoy the hardcourt surface in Nis. Opinion is divided on Italy, who are rated 5/1 chances by Paddy Power but are only half those odds at Ladbrokes. Led by Sara Errani, they face the USA in the quarter-finals. The two teams have met 11 times since the inception of the Fed Cup in 1963 but it took the Italians until 2009 to get the better of the Americans. They won again in 2010, however, and were top seeds last year only to lose in the semi-finals to the Czech Republic. The USA might struggle again on clay in Rimini while the Czechs will be a danger to all again as they have home advantage in the quarter-finals against Australia. Petra Kvitova seems to love playing Fed Cup and has led her team to successive finals. They beat Serbia in the final last year and are top seeds this and I wouldn't put anyone off backing a repeat at Ladbrokes' 4/1 as they are only 9/4 with Paddy Power. The four losing quarter-finalists will play the winning World Group II winners to decide next year's World Group line-up.
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