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Wimbledon Free Bet offer from Paddy Power

Paddy Power

Fancy a free Wimbledon bet? Of course you do, who doesn’t? Well that is is what is available at online bookmaker Paddy Power where you can place 5 bets and get 1 free.

With the action at SW19 swinging into the second week of action, a lot of the front running seeds didn’t even make it that far. Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova and Angelique Kerber all notably bombed in the first week of the women’s draw, while over in the men’s there were early exits for Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

The biggest upset perhaps was the fourth round exit of Serena Williams, the defending champion, against Sabine Lisciki. Bookmakers will have been happy about that.

So it has all certainly been unpredictable and anyone who had been backing the major upsets would have been rolling in winnings. But for a chance of getting yourself some extra value, you can take advantage of the Wimbledon Free Bet offer at Paddy Power.

Here is how it works. Place five or more bets of ÂŁ5 or more on Wimbledon in one day, and the bookmaker will give you a free bet of up to ÂŁ10.

This incredible promotion runs all the way up to July 7th and the men’s final. There will be a maximum one free bet per customer per day and the amount of the free bet will be equal to your average stake on the first 5 qualifying bets up to that maximum of £10. The free bets received will have to be redeemed on the next day’s action by 11am.

With live streams on Paddy Power TV as well from Wimbledon, the highly rated and highly popular bookmaker makes a great destination for your tennis betting. New customers registering an account can get up to a free ÂŁ50 bet as a welcome bonus when registering, as the betting site will match the value of your first stake with a free bet.

Best 2013 Wimbledon Tennis Betting Promotions

Free Bets & Promotions

The third big Grand Slam of the season is on us and there is naturally going to be some fantastic tennis betting promotions around for your Wimbledon betting. Here, quite simply, are the best of them and are worth taking into consideration for your Wimbledon betting, where you can take advantage of the extra value on offer.

Boylesports - Money Back if Nadal wins The Spaniard heads to London on the back of his success in Paris and he will be looking for his third title. He has been in immense form, but the switch over to grass is never easy and this is where his knees will really be tested. Could have to end up going through Federer, Murray and Djokovic to get his hands on the title, and bookmakers have been wondering if this is just a step too far for him on his comeback. Nadal is trading at odds of 4/1 with online bookmaker Boylesports and if Rafael Nadal wins WImbledon, then Boylesports will refund losing pre-tournament bets on the outright market up to ÂŁ100. Welcome Bonus: There is up to a free ÂŁ20 bet available for new customers, matching the value of your first stake.

Bet Victor - Money Back if Murray Wins This is a great 2013 Wimbledon tennis betting promotion. Home hope Murray has been trading at second favourite at a price of 10/3 with online betting site Bet Victor. Murray landed a title on his only grass outing ahead of Wimbledon and he will of course have the backing of the passionate home crowd on his side. Can he go better than last year where he disappointed immensely in the final against Roger Federer? If Murray wins, then online betting site Bet Victor will refund all losing Men's Singles Outright Winner bets up to the maximum value of ÂŁ50 per person. Welcome bonus: Bet Victor offer up to a free ÂŁ25 bet as a welcome bonus, matching the first stake on a new account.

Stan James - Money Back if Sharapova Wins Wimbledon Here is one of the few promotions running a Money Back Special for the women’s Wimbledon betting this year. Maria Sharapova could have a semi final date against Victoria Azarenka and then perhaps another battle with Serena Williams in the final. Will Sharapova be able to claim her second career title in front of the Wimbledon crowds? She is being offered at 8/1 second favourite behind Williams. She will be one of the front runners and if she does go all the way, then Stan James will refund losing single bets on the women’s tournament. They are also running the same promotion for Andy Murray in the men’s draw as well. Welcome bonus: Stan James gives new customers a free £10 bet on a new account.

Ladbrokes - Money Back If Murray Wins Another bookmaker who will be hoping that Murray doesn’t go all the way, or else it will cost them a fortune. Potentially the Scot will have to get past Nadal and Djokovic on his way to glory and that is a tough ask. There is up to a free £25 bet coverage on the Men’s Wimbledon Championship if Murray does go all the way and lift the title. Welcome Bonus: New customers registering an account with Ladbrokes can get up to three free £10 bets.

Paddy Power - Money Back If Murray Wins The Irish bookmaker are in the same boat as Ladbrokes and Bet Victor. They too are offering a Wimbledon betting Money Back Special if Andy Murray wins the title. Naturally there is going to be a very heavy backing for Murray and they will refund losing single bets on the tournament outright. Welcome Bonus: There is up to a free ÂŁ50 bet available as a welcome bonus.


Stan James offering double Wimbledon 2013 Money Back Specials!

Stan James

Online bookmaker Stan James have a great double promotion running for 2013 Wimbledon betting. To celebrate the start of the action at SW19 this summer, Stan James have two massive Money Back Specials on the outright winner markets.

Naturally there will be a huge backing for Andy Murray in his home Grand Slam and the Wimbledon crowds may give him that extra boost. The US Open champion will be hoping to go one better than he did last season, when he lost in the final against Roger Federer. Murray returned to action with a win on grass at Queens and should be one of the front runners to take the title on Centre Court this term. His win at Wimbledon in the final of the 2012 Olympic Games should also enhance his chances.

If Andy Murray wins the men’s tournament, then online bookmaker  Stan James will refund all lost stakes on the Mens’ Outright Market. The maximum refund on this market is the return of a free bet up to £50, if Murray claims the title. However, there is a double Money Back Special offer available, as the bookmaker takes in the Women's’ Draw as well.

If Maria Sharapova win the Women’s title, then online bookmaker Stan James will refund all losing bets on the Women’s Outright Market. Again, the maximum value on the Money Back Special is up to £50 as well. After going to the final of the French Open, will the Russian tennis queen be able to reign supreme and manage to lift her second Wimbledon title?

So with the coverage from these Money Back Special offers on Wimbledon 2013 from Stan James, whoever you are backing for glory, it will be worth taking your outright bets with the bookmaker. The knowledge that you will get your lost stakes refunded as a free bet if Sharapova or Murray win their respective draws.

This Wimbledon 2013 promotion is available until Monday, June 24th, at 11:00 am BST. New customers opening an account with the popular bookmaker can get a free ÂŁ10 bet as a welcome bonus when registering.  

Skybet slash odds on Rafael Nadal to finish year as World Number One

Rafael Nadal (Spain)

There may be some confusion over Rafa Nadal’s eighth victory at Roland Garros on the weekend, as he slipped down the world rankings, to be leap frogged by David Ferrer, the man he beat in the final.

But it is all down to the fact that Nadal only defended ranking points he already held, because he was the defending champion and didn’t (and couldn’t) improve upon last year’s run. Ferrer meanwhile improved from his semi final appearance in 2012 and so got points.  So Nadal now finds himself down in fifth, with Ferrer up in fourth.

What does that mean? With the Wimbledon Championships right around the corner, it is Ferrer who will take the fourth seeding, leaving Nadal a slightly tougher draw having to go in a quarter with one of the four top seeds. Still, online bookmaker Skybet launched odds of 16/1 for Rafa Nadal to be the season-ending number one when the Spaniard missed the Australian Open, but now they have cut the chances of that happening all the way down to 1/2.

It has been some turnaround from Nadal, who has picked up over 2,000 more world ranking points this season than any other player.

Nadal has already racked up seven titles from his nine tournaments back since a seven month layoff because of injury. It was at Wimbledon last year that Nadal picked up an injury that would keep him out of action until early February this year. The other two tournaments he has played this year has still seem him get to the finals. So there is no questioning his form but will he back on top of the world come the end of the year?

Ironically, what could help him is the fact that he bombed out of Wimbledon in the second round last year against Lukas Rosol. It means that he is only defending 90 points there and a victory, or even a run to the final would see him win big. He is most certainly set to improve upon last season’s Wimbledon performance, and with him missing the 2012 US Open because of injury, he only stands to gain there as well.

Novak Djokovic, the current world number one, is really the only other contender for a number one finish. The Serbian lost in the semi finals against Nadal, in a tremendous match between the two. Djokovic though will only defend big points at Wimbledon and the US Open. Andy Murray’s chances of finishing the year as world number one looks slim after missing the French Open and not producing anything of note on clay. Roger Federer hasn’t won a title this year and is already down in seventh in the Race to London for the ATP Barclays World Tour Finals.

Rafael Nadal is officially the greatest ever clay court player. Online bookmaker Skybet have him priced at 11/2 to win the next three French Open titles as well as he tries to close on Roger Federer’s record of 17 majors.

New customers registering an account with online bookmaker Skybet will automatically get a free ÂŁ10 bet credited to their account on sign up. There is nothing more to do to get the free bet, just register and it is automatically credited.


Andy Murray v Tomas Berdych US Open Tennis Betting Odds & Preview

Andy Murray v Tomas Berdych US Open tennis betting is Saturday's big match at Flushing Meadows, as Murray tries to serve up a place in the final. Murray put in a startling comeback in quarter final match against Croatia's Marin Cilic. Murray had found himself in a position of a set down and 5-1 down in the second set. Then the crowds started rolling into the court and Murray burst into life and delivered one of his trademark come back performances. The Brit battled all the way back to take that second set to a tie break, which he took and Cilic just folded. That was a big mental victory for Murray who had looked listless in the first set and couldn't get into his swing. More often than not we see the best of Murray when he is in situations like that and it speaks to many positives about his frame of mind. He has been helped out perhaps by not having to face Roger Federer in the semi final, as the Swiss star was ousted by Czech Tomas Berdych in four sets. Berdych grabbed the first two set and then Federer clawed his way back into things by taking the third. But the Czech, seeded 6th, wasted no time in wrapping up for the fourth set for the victory. So the thing we need to look at for Andy Murray v Tomas Berdych betting is the head to head, and it is not ideal reading for Murray. Berdych leads the head to head 4-2 and the they have both taken one victory each this year against the other. Berdych won the most recent meeting, which was on clay, but on the hard court of Dubai, Murray ran out a fairly comfortable winner. Berdych is a dangerous player and had an almost identical match record for the season coming into Flushing Meadows. Murray’s season reads 40/11, while Berdych is at 41/16 so nothing much to chose between them. Murray will naturally be favourite though, but he will be well advised to not get off to such a slow start as Berdych won't be as forgiving and won't crumble as easily as Cilic did. Murray is aiming for his second US Open final, and of course, his first Grand Slam title. Murray will have a big battle against the power of Berdych but will the Brit's Olympic success help propel him to that elusive title? Andy Murray v Tomas Berdych betting odds at online bookmaker Paddy Power Andy Murray 2/5, Tomas Berdych 15/8 Online bookmaker Paddy Power have a money back special running for the US Open. If the last set of a game goes to a tie-break, then the bookie will refund all losing pre-match bets placed on the match winner. So this provides some great coverage, especially at the business end of the tournament where the matches start acquiring more and more pressure and intensity. Online bookmaker Paddy Power offers a free £50 bet for new customers registering an account with them. The bookie will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet.

US Open Tennis Betting Money Back Special

There is good coverage on your 2012 US Open tennis betting with online bookmaker Paddy Power. The matches will be coming thick and fast from Flushing Meadows in New York over the next couple of weeks and there will be plenty of value around in match betting. So how about taking some free insurance on your match betting? That is what online bookmaker Paddy Power is offering on matches from both the men's and women's draws of the 2012 US Open. This offer will apply online to pre-match single bets on match betting only and live in play bets do not count. But get a match winner bet down on any game from the US Open and if the last set of the match goes to a tie break then Paddy Power will refund all losing match bets on the player. This provides tremendous coverage and whether the match ends at 2, 3, 4 or 5 sets, if the final set ends on a tie break then you will get lost stake refunds on your losing match winner bets. The maximum refund coverage on this offer is up to ÂŁ100 per customer per match. With the men's and women's singles from Flushing Meadows running from August 27th to the men's final on September 9th there is plenty of tennis match betting to come. The highly rated online bookmaker Paddy Power offer new customers a free ÂŁ50 bet when registering a new account with them. The bookie will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet, giving you some great free betting cash to enjoy. Men's US Open Tennis Betting Odds Novak Djokovic 11/8, Roger Federer 5/2, Andy Murray 10/3, Juan Martin Del Potro 11/1 Women's US Open Tennis Betting Odds Serena Williams Evens, Victoria Azarenka 7/1, Petra Kvitova 11/1, Maria Sharapova 11/1, Li Na 14/1    

ATP Winston-Salem Tennis Betting Odds, Tips and Preview

John Isner
ATP Winston-Salem Tennis Betting Info There is a men's tournament on the tennis betting circuit this week, a small and quite intimate affair over in North Caroline for the Winston-Salem Open at the Wake Forest University. This is an ATP World Tour 250 Tournament, so a lower tiered event and you are not going to get the big guns attending things like this. Certainly not the week before the US Open at Flushing Meadows anyway. But for the players involved here, there is a great chance to carry some momentum forward to Flushing Meadows and therefore it should still be quite a good, competitive tennis betting week. Online betting exchange BetFair are showing live streams from the event this week, so they will be a good destination for your markets and your live in play tennis betting as you can get a hold of live streams as well. ATP Winston-Salem Tennis Betting Favourite and Defending Champion There was a fitting win in the inaugural tournament last year as North Carolina native John Isner took the title. Naturally that was a pretty favourable result for Isner, who grew up in Greensboro, not far away from Wake Forest Uni. Anyway, he took down Julien Benneteau last season for a popular win and is back to defend his title. The tall American can be patchy and streaky, but you know that he is going to enjoy himself here. He had a battle in the second round coming past Marin Klizan but that will show that he can't be complacent. The world number ten has been in pretty good shape since Wimbledon this year. He won in Newport, hit the semi's in Atlanta, the quarter finals at the Olympics and the semi's in Montreal. So he should be a pretty good fit here again and goes as favourite at a price of 2/1 with online betting exchange BetFair. ATP Winston-Salem Tennis Betting Other Contenders Can't ignore the presence of France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the field as he is the top ranked player in the draw. Bit of a hesitation about the Frenchman though, who had to miss Cincinnati last week because of an accident the previous week in Canada. So Tsonga will welcome a deep run at Winston-Salem this week in order to get his preparations right for the 2012 US Open. A good hard court player and naturally will be a little bit cautious going through the tournament, but at the end of the day, you can't ignore his talent and it is not as if it is one of the toughest draws in front of him. Andy Roddick will make a nuisance of himself no doubt here. The former world number one played here last year as well and made it to the semi finals. He has picked up two Tour titles for the season and took out fellow American James Blake in quite a battle in the second route to move ahead. Roddick took both sets on a tie break to progress. He won in Atlanta in July but after that he whimpered out of the London Olympics and then in the first round of Cincinnati last week. So needs a return to form. This is just about the level of tournament and depth of field in which you can see him excel Will be a danger in the field. Tomas Berdych, the world number seven goes as second seed for the tournament and he is making his début in Winston-Salem. He was pretty strong over the first half of the year and the Czech is just looking to reproduce that kind of early season form. Hasn't really happened for a while for him, but he is one of the players who can step up and deliver. It also means that he is going to be some pretty handy value in the tournament as well and is going to be worth consideration Will run into Roddick if they make it to the quarter final stage. Best Outside Bet Would look down in the bottom half of a draw for an outside shot, because you have both John Isner and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga up in the top half. Therefore as our outside tennis bet this week we will turn to Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov. He made the quarter finals here last year and he lifted the Washington title recently. However, his following tournaments after that were both first round exits in Toronto and then in Cincinnati. Can do better than that and therefore would make a decent outside shot from the bottom half.. Dolgopolov is trading at a price of 5/1 with online betting exchange BetFair. Latest ATP Winston-Salem Tennis Betting Prices at online betting exchange BetFair John Isner 2/1, Jo Wilfried Tsonga 3/1, Tomas Berdych 4/1, Alexandr Dolgopolov 4/1, Andy Roddick 8/1, Sam Querrey 17/2


WTA New Haven Open at Yale Tennis Betting Odds and Preview

Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark)
WTA New Haven Open at Yale Tennis Betting Info There is a big chance of an historic five-peat happening in the WTA this week, that is because former World Number One Caroline Wozniacki is gunning for her fifth straight title here. The Danish starlet has dominated the event recently, and is back as one of the main highlights of the tournament for 2012. This will be the final preparations ahead of the action at Flushing Meadows next week and the 2012 US Open. So there is only four of the top ten players in the world in attendance this week at New Haven. Still, there are plenty of good betting opportunities out there to take advantage of. WTA New Haven Open at Yale Tennis Betting Defending Champion Caroline Wozniacki, as we have touched upon is the defending champion here, however, she is going to be a long way from being the favourite. Which is strange considering her track record at the event. Why is that? Well it is because the former world number one has been a long way short of her best this year. She has had promising runs, like her recent semi final in Montreal where she pushed hard against eventual winner Petra Kvitova, but then she followed it up with a routine round of sixteen defeat in Cincinnati last week. So she has not looked close to a title since her runner up effort at Copenhagen back in April. That was a long time ago. Her defence is not what it was, she is perhaps burned out a bit and not looking supremely confidence as she did when she was on top of the world. Still, if a title is going to come her way this year, with her track record, you would assume that her best chance will be here. She is trading around 3/1 at online betting exchange BetFair.  WTA New Haven Open at Yale Tennis Betting Favourite Petra Kvitova has been making a welcome return to the WTA spotlight. After scrapping it out with Na Li for the title in Montreal, she went straight through to the semi's of Cincinnati last week. Good to see her back on her game and a much stronger prospect here really than Wozniacki. Kvitova has had a tough year, but she has shown some resilience in getting back to the kind of form she was in twelve months ago. It's been hard work, but she has been putting in the hours and it is paying off again and could be just peaking at the right time to take on the US Open at Flushing Meadows next week. Kvitova is in good shape at the moment, serving well and has the power to go all of the way here. Kvitova is trading at a price of 2/1 with online betting exchange BetFair.  Other Contenders Great field out this week, despite only four of them being from the top ten. Agnieszka Radwanska is one of those from the top ten, but is just struggling to find that ruthless edge at the moment. She isn't one of the biggest hitters and just looks perhaps as if she is running out of a bit of steam after such a long season. She is bursting with class though and after a disappointing couple of weeks she will be keen to get her touch back ahead of the US Open and that could just make her a danger here in the field. She goes as top seed and the number three in the world wouldn't hit Kvitova until the final itself. Italian Sara Errani had a phenomenal season on the clay court swing of the season, picking up four titles. She is a really scrappy little player and this isn't too difficult of a field for her to conquer. Confidence shouldn't be a problem for her really, the only question is over her surface ability. She is immense on clay, but has taken a while to transition back to the hard court where she is less comfortable. Still, is she gets into gear, could make an interesting challenger. Marion Bartoli is just tempting to have a punt on. The Frenchwoman had a tremendous season last year, but has been struggling with injury and therefore maintaining her status. There were signs in July that she was back on the right back, making the quarters of Stanford and then the final of Carlsbad. She hasn't matched up well against the big guns this season, but this is not an overly competitive field so she could string a run together. Not too bad of a shout really and could run into Errani at the quarter final stage. Dominika Cibulkova will be one to watch out for as well as she is in decent shape and goes as sixth seed. She is in the loaded top half of the draw where Wozniacki, Radwanska and Maria Kirilenko are all residing. She won in Carlsbad ahead of the Olympics and had to retire with an injury concern from Cincinnati last week. She came through her New Haven first round match though and there is tough draw ahead of her. Dangerous outsider if she is fit. Best Outside Bet Young German starlet Mona Barthel is in the mix and could be a threat to Radwanska in the top quarter of the draw. Barthel is one of the best young players on the WTA Tour and very well likely be the next big thing in a couple of years. Has tasted victory on the WTA this season already and took out the experienced Daniela Hantuchova in the first round here. Probably the most dangerous floater in the field. Barthel is trading at 37/1 with online betting exchange BetFair. Latest WTA New Haven Open at Yale Tennis Betting Prices at online betting exchange BetFair Petra Kvitova 2/1, Caroline Wozniacki 3/1, Agnieszka Radwanska 4/1, Dominika Cibulkova 19/2, Sara Errani 19/2, Marion Bartoli 10/1, Maria Kirilenko 20/1


ATP and WTA Cincinnati Tennis Betting Money Back Special

Online bookmaker Paddy Power have a ATP and WTA Cincinnati tennis betting money back special running this week. The popular online bookmaker will cover your match betting with stake refunds if your backed player happens to exit tournament in a tie-break. Back a player in match betting and if the final set of the match is decided by a tie-break and your selection is on the losing end that, then online bookmaker Paddy Power will refund your lost stake. The maximum refund on this great tennis betting money back special is up to £100 per customer per match. Insurance from this tennis money back special for the WTA and ATP Cincinnati applies to pre-match single bets only, and therefore live in play betting does not count. Because the coverage applies to both the ATP and WTA singles match, it doesn't matter if the final set is in a two set match or a three set match. There are a lot of stars out this week for your tennis betting, with Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray all in action in Ohio, and over in the women's draw Serena Williams, who is on a 17 match winning streak, will be the feature of the women's draw. Also in attendance are Agnieszka Radwanska, Caroline Wozniacki and Montréal Rogers Cup finalists Petra Kvitova and Na Li. Online bookmaker Paddy Power offer a free £50 bet for new customers registering an account. The highly rated online bookmaker will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet at the maximum value of £50. This provides great free betting cash to get started with and the tennis betting coverage this week through their money back special for ATP and WTA Cincinnati, should make some tremendous value.

WTA Western and Southern Open Winner Tennis Betting Odds

Sports Betting

WTA Western and Southern Open Winner Tennis Betting Info The WTA Tour stars will next be focused on the US Open which starts later in the month. So these tournaments over the next couple of weeks are going to be big preparation events ahead of that. Your tennis betting this week is held out in Cincinnati, which is a joint event for both men and women. There are a decent crop of big names out in force, despite almost overlapping with Montréal which had a Monday finish with the women's event. Where is plenty of good value around this week, in a competitive field all queueing up behind Olympic gold medal winner Serena Williams.

WTA Western and Southern Open Winner Tennis Betting Defending Champion Russia's Maria Sharapova overcame Jelena Jankovic in Cincinnati 12 months ago, in an epic marathon final. However the Russian tennis queen, who picked up a silver medal at the London 2012 Olympics is not back to defend her title this week.

WTA Western and Southern Open Winner Tennis Betting Favourite Serena Williams, without much surprise is trading as favourite in WTA Cincinnati betting. The American will be looking to settle down back onto the hard-court ahead of the action to come at Flushing Meadows for the US open. Williams is on a run of 17 straight wins, collecting the titles at Wimbledon, Stanford and then at the Olympics. At the London 2012 games, she destroyed top rivals Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka. However, Williams has an odd history in Cincinnati because she has never made it to the final of the event. Williams is just looking very powerful at the moment and will be expected to at least book herself a place in the semifinals again. There could be a quarter-final match-up against Germany's in form Angelique Kerber. However with a form of Williams at the moment proving unbeatable over the last three events she has entered, the American star is simply trading as a strong favourite in the tennis betting this week.

Other Contenders The Czech Republic's former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will bring some confidence with her to Cincinnati after a run to the final in Montréal for the Rogers cup. It has been quite a while since we have seen Kvitova really pushing hard for titles, but there have been many positive signs over the past few weeks that she is getting somewhere near her very best. She has had a quiet, understated and patchy season, not helped by injury, but in Canada she looked to be moving much more freely and striking the ball with much better timing than she has for a while. With the draw set out in front of her, considered the should easily make the quarter-finals. However you have to weigh up the fact that she played the final of Montréal on Monday so tiredness could be an issue with her. She would run into Caroline Wozniacki at the quarter-final stage and then most likely Serena Williams in the semifinals. Williams is trading as strong 4/5 favourite with online bookmaker Bet Victor.

Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska will be looking to close the gap on world number one spot with a good performance this week. After a surprise first-round exit at the Olympics, Radwanska bounced back to reach the quarter-finals of Montréal last week. However she ran into China's Na Li who was in blistering form, and Radwanska only managed to take three games off her opponent in that match. However both of them had already played a match earlier in the day before they had their coming together, so it is hard to read a lot into it. Radwanska has been one of the most consistent performers on the WTA this season and is due a good run at a final. Radwanska has good looking draw, with only Na Li to really concern her in her quarter of the draw, but the Polish star should be a lot fresher of the two.

Because of her form in Montréal for the Rogers cup, China's Na Li deserves to be taken into consideration. The thing is with Li so she can be patchy with her form. But when she is on song she has explosive with her flat ball striking, which suits the hard-court very well. But like Petra Kvitova, Na Li's success in Montréal in reaching the final may come back to have a detrimental effect on her run at Cincinnati this week. However there is not too bad of a draw in front of her, but may have to go through Marion Bartoli and Agnieszka Radwanska to make the final. That could be a bit of a tall order this week.

Denmark's former world number one Caroline Wozniacki needs to be mentioned as well after raising her game at the Rogers cup in Montréal last week. Wozniacki, who has been having a difficult and indifferent 2012 reached the semi-final in Montréal and lost in three sets to Petra Kvitova. But there were some good positives from her run, as we saw her dig deep and not get bullied around like she has done this season. Wozniacki goes in Petra Kvitova's quarter of the draw, which means that there will probably be a semi-final match-up against Serena Williams should she get that far. With Williams' dominance in the game at the moment, a semi-final appearance this week as well from Wozniacki would be a pretty good triumph for her.

Best Outside Bet There are a couple of interesting outside bets to have a look at, and you would normally start with Germany's Angelique Kerber. However because she is in Serena Williams' quarter of the draw that will put the German star at a disadvantage. So some attention may be due to French star Marion Bartoli, who reached the final of Carlsbad in July. She is in the top two for the US open series rankings and she was undone by Petra Kvitova in the third round of the Masters cup last week. There should be more to come from the scrappy, bouncy Bartoli though. She is in a position to capitalise on Na Li's tiring run to the final Montréal, which could leave just Agnieszka Radwanska in her way in reaching the semi finals. Bartoli is trading at a price of 50/1 with online bookmaker Bet Victor.

Latest WTA Western and Southern Open Winner Tennis Betting Prices at online bookmaker Bet Victor Serena Williams 4/5, Petra Kvitova 5/1, Agnieszka Radwanska 7/1, Na Li 9/1, Sam Stosur 12/1, Angelique Kerber 16/1, Caroline Wozniacki 20/1

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