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WTA Wuhan Open Tennis Winner Odds & Predictions

Tennis Betting
There were some big tournament exits in the opening round of the Wuhan Open with reigning champion Petra Kvitova exiting against Shuai Peng, while Britain’s Johanna Konta lost out to the unseeded Ashleigh Barty. US Open finalists Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens both went out at the first stage as well. Throw in early exits for Kristina Mladenovic and Angelique Kerber then the top order has taken a bit of a battering. The big story from Wuhan will be the chase for the world number one spot between Garbine Muguruza, Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova ahead of the China Open next week. The other important factor here for the tournament is the race for Singapore and the WTA Finals. Seven of the eight spots are still open heading into Wuhan this weekend and notably the early exits for Mladenovic, Konta and Stephens, all of which are on the bubble of the eight qualification spots won’t have been helped with their early exits. That's a lot of potential points having gone begging for those. So that really has left a three-way tussle for supremacy between Halep, Muguruza and Pliskova at the event, the only remaining players trading in single figures for the match. So the draw is all important here and it favours Halep of the three. Muguruza heads up the first quarter while Pliskova is in the second quarter. Pliskova’s case in that quarter will have been helped by the early departure of Konta. But it does mean that the course could be a Muguruza v Pliskova semi final showdown. As for Halep, she looks to have pretty plain sailing right through to the quarter finals where she could meet someone like Dominika Cibulkova or Caroline Garcia, so could have a scrape on her hands there. But the bottom half of the draw isn’t packing as much of a punch as the top one is and so you would have to side with Halep to power her way to the Final. Halep is the 13/2 outright favourite at William Hill to win the tournament. Muguruza did run to the semi finals of Tokyo recently where she was stopped by Caroline Wozniacki but she has been pretty consistent since her win at Wimbledon having made it to at least the quarter finals in four of her five tournaments since then. But Halep should be fresh. After her win over Muguruza in the final of Cincinnati, she had that first round exit at the US Open against Maria Sharapova and this is her first action since then. Pliskova fell in the quarterfinals of Japan recently after a semi final at Cincinnati and a quarter final appearance at the US Open. Of the three she has been the who looks to have been running out of steam a little bit more as the season starts to get down the final stretch and the form of the other two are probably stronger. The great outside shot in this one is Caroline Wozniacki who has been in cracking form. With a defeat in the Final of Bastad, she kicked off a strong sequence of tournaments, by reaching the final of the Rogers Cup, the quarters of Cincinnati and shield the US Open was a total bust for her, she bounced back to win in Japan, beating Muguruza in the final four. So at a price of 10/1 at William Hill, the Danish competitor has to be worth a look as he goes in the third quarter, which means that she should avoid trouble until the semi finals where she could meet Halep.

WTA Wuhan Open Tennis Odds

Simona Halep 13/2, Garbine Muguruza 5/1, Karolina Pliskova 8/1, Caroline Wozniacki 10/1, Ashleigh Barty 14/1, Ekaterina Makarova 18/1, Jelena Ostapenko 20/1, Agnieszka Radwanska 25/1, Shuai Peng 25/1, Svetlana Kuznetsova 25/1, bar 28/1
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Johanna Konta v Karolina Pliskova WTA Eastbourne Tennis Betting Odds

Tennis Betting
It was a busy day of action for Johanna Konta at Eastbourne on Thursday. Because of the rain backlogging matches on the south coast, the British number one had to face two matches on the day. She opened with a great win over surprise Roland Garros title winner Jelena Ostapenko, needing three sets to battle her way through that ordeal, but then Konta stepped up her game in taking out World Number One Angelique Kerber in straight sets. There was a concern for Konta though as she took a heavy fall on match point against Kerber where she needed treatment for ten minutes before dusting herself down and killing off the match. So it will be important to see if she is back to 100% after hurting her head in that game. But regardless of what happens now to her at Eastbourne, it has been some good form from here ahead of Wimbledon on the grass, which is not her strongest surface.

Johanna Konta v Karolina Pliskova Odds

In the semi finals of Eastbourne she takes on one of her fellow Wimbledon title favourites, Karolina Pliskova and this should be a great marker for Wimbledon betting action in the women's draw. Pliskova got past Shuai Peng and then Svetlana Kuznetsova to reach the semi finals, an easier path than what Konta had to battle her way through. Pliskova is in good form and the grass courts are suiting her big serve. So Konta will have a lot of battling to do on the defence, but then again the Brit is very strong off her own serve in winning points. So this should be a great showdown between two serious Wimbledon contenders. The head to head between these two is firmly in favour of the Czech star though who leads Konta 5-1. That included a win over Konta in the semi finals at Eastbourne last season and three of Pliskova's wins over Konta have been on grass. But it was Konta who won the most recent meeting between the two which was in Beijing last year on the hard court. Both have claimed two WTA singles titles this year, have earned around the same amount of prize money and Konta has a 26/9 match record with Pliskova at 32/9 for the season. There’s not much to choose between them and this one to go to three sets should have some value at Bet365. But in terms of the outright winner, it should be Pliskova with her head to head form over Konta on grass. 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 £100,000. Register an account with online betting site Bet365 and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus as a welcome offer.
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Aegon International WTA Tennis Betting Odds & Preview

Tennis Betting
There has been some superb tennis action around the country and this continues this week in Eastbourne with the WTA Aegon International. The home fans got a real treat in watching Heather Watson pull out a surprise second round win over defending champion Dominika Cibulkova but the Brit remains a long way down the pecking order in betting, because well, she’s not carrying any form, certainly not enough to suggest that she can go and take the title. The tournament has attracted some big names once again as it is an important Wimbledon grass preparation of course and heading up the market at bet365 is Karolina Pliskova, who makes her first appearance on grass this season and she is a price of 7/2 at bet365. She is probably going to take some stopping in this one up in the top half of the draw. But as we said, there are some big names floating around and in the top half, there is Angelique Kerber, Jelena Ostapenko, Johanna Konta, Timea Bacsinsky and Kristina Mladenovic all knocking around. That is stacked and it makes picking a winner out of that a really tough thing. Young Ostapenko, who shocked everyone with her French title win has been well backed this week by punters at a price of 8/1, in stark contrast to Johanna Konta who is 7/1 second favourite, who hasn’t taken anywhere near a number of bets to win Eastbourne as Ostapenko has. Konta missed out in the final of Nottingham recently to Donna Vekic before failing to make progress of note in Birmingham last week. Player are really looking for form at this point now ahead of Wimbledon and you have Kerber, Ostapenko and Konta in the same quarter, with the latter two potentially meeting in the third round. It leaves Pliskova with slight the easier route to the semi final in the top half of the draw and she is decent enough value to win her quarter and indeed her half of the draw with bet365. But that’s just the top half of the draw, the depth of quality goes on. World number two Simona Halep headlines the bottom half of the draw and there's no reason why she can’t win her quarter with only Caroline Wozniacki really opposing her there. Garbine Muguruza, who lost out in the semifinals of Birmingham to Ashleigh Barty last weekend will benefit from Watson’s win over Cibulkova in her quarter and she is our value to win her quarter over Agnieszka Radwanska. The Spaniard will make some decent value on the grass to battle her way through to the final, likley at the expense of Halep in the semis.

Aegon International WTA Tennis Odds

Karolina Pliskova 7/2, Johanna Konta 7/1, Jelena Ostapenko 8/1, Garbine Muguruza 10/1, Angelique Kerber 12/1, Kristina Mladenovic 14/1, Caroline Wozniacki 18/1, Agnieszka Radwanska 20/1, bar 25/1 Prediction: In a stacked field, last year’s runner up Karolina Pliskova gets our nod to go all of the way this year. She has been timing her Wimbledon warm up and has the track record to carve her way through the opposition to get the title in her hands. It wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see her face Halep in the final. 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 £100,000. Register an account with online betting site Bet365 and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus as a welcome offer.
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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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Johanna Konta v Donna Vekic WTA Nottingham Tennis Final Betting Odds

Johanna Konta
Britain’s number one Johanna Konta didn’t make quite the big splash at the French Open as she would have hoped to, having fallen in the first round in a shock defeat. But she is closing in on a title in Nottingham. She reached the final of the Nottingham Open for the first time as she bullied her way past Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova in the semi finals on Saturday. This will be the first grass final for Konta and will raise her stock a bit before Wimbledon. Konta is heavy favourite at Bet365 to win Sunday’s final against Croatian Donna Vekic, who is ranked 70th in the world. Vekic had a much tougher battle in her semi final as she needed a final set tie break to edge her way past Lucie Safarova and get to the final. That was a long, long match for Vekic which could work again her, although Konta played doubles on Saturday as well. This will be Vekic first WTA level final since 2015. Konta’s semi final win actually takes her up a spot in the world rankings so she will be seventh in the new listings at the expense of Caroline Wozniacki. If Konta does win on Sunday in Nottingham, then she would jump above Dominika Cibulkova as well. It will be her fourth WTA level title as well if she gets there. As long as she gets her service game going, she will be fine. Konta is ranked fourth this season in percentage of service games won (80%) and that’s a strong platform. This will be just the second meeting between Konta and Vekic, following a 2016 Cincinnati clash which Konta won in straight sets. A Konta -4.5 game handicap for the match at bet365 returns a price of 8/11. Konta is a 4/6 shot to win this Final in straight sets.

Johanna Konta v Donna Vekic Odds

Johanna Konta 1/4, Donna Vekic 3/1 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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Simona Halep v Jelena Ostapenko French Open Final Tennis Betting Odds & Preview

Tennis Betting
Well is this the moment for Simona Halep? Will she finally get that elusive Grand Slam title on the board? A couple of years ago she was the hottest ticket on the WTA and in 2014 she battled with Maria Sharapova in the final of the French Open, but came out on the losing end of things after a titanic three-setter. But then she failed to live up to expectations since then, appearing to succumb to the pressure of expectation. But now she is back on the threshold of getting a Grand Slam title on the board and reaching the top of her game. She has had a great season on clay and has put in some tremendously resilient showings in the last two rounds of Roland Garros this year. She had to fight back from a set down and looking totally down and out in the second at 5-1 behind in her quarter final match against Elina Svitolina. It was remarkable comeback having fought off a match point against the fifth seed. Then she found herself under pressure in the semi finals in taking on number two seed Karolina Pliskova. After taking the first set, Halep couldn’t handle the pressure that Pliskova was throwing at her and the momentum looked to have fully shifted to her opponent. But Halep dug deep again and pulled out the final set and so now she sets up something of a surprise final in taking on the unseeded Jelena Ostapenko. There are no longer question about Halep's mental ability when the going gets tough, clearly.

Simona Halep v Jelena Ostapenko Betting Odds

Simona Halep 3/10, Jelena Ostapenko 11/4 Halep is trading as 3/10 odds favourite at bet365 to win the title because she has the clay form plus she has the experience of having gone through this before. For her opponent, this will be the biggest game of her career by a long shot. Not only is the French Open title up for grabs for Simona Halep in this one, but if the Romanian wins then she will take over as World Number One from Angelique Kerber, who crashed out in the first round. Ostapenko, who just had her 20th birthday on Thursday is 47th in the world and has not won a title of any kind. She has really taken her chance in an open draw and in the quarter finals, there was not former Grand Slam champion for the first time since 1977. That’s how open it was. Ostapenko is a former Wimbledon junior champion and the Latvian just brings an all-out attacking game to the table, having beaten the likes of Sam Stosur, Caroline Wozniacki and then Timea Bacsinszky in the semi final. Ostapenko has a remarkable stat in having hit more winners in this seasons’ tournament than any other player in either the men’s or women’s draw. But on the other side of the coin, she has amassed a staggering amount of unforced errors in the tournament, 217 of them. So she is up and down and faces Halep who has won 15 WTA titles and who has been a professional for eleven years. This is a massive occasion for a young player to have come from nowhere to reach the final of one of the sport's biggest four titles. Perhaps Ostapenko's time will come in the future, but Halep is running as the outright favourite for this match and this is where she can make up for those other missed opportunities. Halep is 8/11 to win 2-0 in Set Betting at Bet365 while she is 11/4 to take an 11/4 win. Both have had their ups and downs in the tournament but you would have to side with the experience of Halep in the final showdown. 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 £100,000. Register an account with online betting site Bet365 and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus as a welcome offer.
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French Open Betting 2017 Women – Winner Odds & Predictions

Tennis Betting
With no Serena Williams at the French Open this year and with the demise of world number one Angelique Kerber who set an unwanted record of being the first top seed ever to crash out of the tournament in the first round (Open era),he French Open Betting 2017 is wide open now. Kerber was taken out by Ekaterina Makarova in a real first round shock but that is just indicative of how unpredictable the draw for the women is likely to end up this year. Last year we saw Spain’s Garbine Muguruza land her first ever Grand Slam title when she beat out Serena Williams in a thrilling final. Will she be able to defend her title? She is one of the front runners now with the tournament underway and it is Romanian Simona Halep who is carrying the pressure of being the favourite to land the title. It’s been a bit of a stagnant couple of years for her and she is still searching for that elusive first Grand Slam title. Will she make it through this time around to make that breakthrough or will the draw, which still boasts the big threats of the likes of Venus Williams and Johanna Konta, just continue to throw up surprises? The draw has already had a bright moment with Petra Kvitova in her first match back after her stabbing, winning through.

French Open Betting 2017 Women Odds

PlayerBetting Odds
Simona Halep5/1
Elina Svitolina7/1
Garbine Muguruza9/1
Svetlana Kuznetsova11/1
Karolina Pliskova14/1
Kristina Mladenovic16/1
Kiki Bertens22/1
Venus Williams25/1
Sam Stosur28/1
Petra Kvitova28/1
bar33/1

French Open Betting Promotion

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French Open Betting Draw

With top seed Angelique Kerber gone, the top half of the draw has opened up nicely for Sam Stosur and Petra Kvitova who now head up that top quarter really. You have Caroline Wozniacki and Kiki Bertens floating around in there as well, and of course, it will be interesting to see how far Ekaterina Makarova goes after taking down Kerber. As the draw is lined up, Stosur and Kvitova could meet up in an epic third round battle so there’s no reason why Makarova couldn’t find herself in the fourth round against one of them. Tough to call a winner in this one, but the experience of clay expert Stosur is a little appealing. Player to win first quarter odds Svetlana Kuznetsova 4/1, Kiki Bertens 11/2, Sam Stosur 11/2, Petra Kvitova 5/1, Caroline Wozniacki 8/1, Ekaterina Makarova 8/1, bar 10/1 The second quarter is going to be a real battle. Reigning champion Garbine Muguruza heads up the quarter as the fourth seed and there should be nothing stopping her booking a place in the fourth round. There it gets tough as France’s own Kristina Mladenovic, who is a player who blows very hot and cold, could be there as an unpredictable opponent against her. Then on the opposite side of the quarter you have veteran Ventus Williams, Timea Bacsinszky who is always capable of a good run and sixth seed Dominika Cibulkova who is one of those players that the other top players never want to meet. We would be alright running with Muguruza if it wasn’t for the presence of Mladenovic, as the French Number One looks slightly better value. Player to win the second quarter Garbine Muguruza 3/1, Kristina Mladenovic 9/2, Venus Williams 6/1, Dominika Cibulkova 6/1, Timea Bacsinszky 8/1, bar 12/1 The Third quarter is right there for Simona Halep to take advantage of. The third seed has received a fantastic draw for herself and she can be projected through to the fourth round easily. She may run into clay expert Carla Suarez Navarro there, but the money would be on Halep. In the other half of the quarter there is Elina Svitolina, the fifth seed for the French Open 208 floating around there and there is a great opportunity for her to make some quiet progress through the draw, but if Halep really wants a solid chance of getting a Grand Slam, the draw is wide open for her in her quarter. Player to win the third quarter Simona Halep 11/4, Elina Svitolina 4/1, bar 14/1 Britain’s big hope, Johanna Konta is in the fourth quarter and going off a seventh see for the draw. Her side of the quarter isn’t all that bad really. There could be a tricky third round clash against spunky French player Caroline Garcia, but you would expect Konta to really be a look for a quarter-final berth in her draw. Karolina Pliskova, the number two seed would be the most likely player to meet her in that quarter-final and that would be a cracker between two very intelligent players who never give up. We don’t see a lot of other threat from the fourth quarter other that Agnieszka Radwanska, who always seems to fall short in Grand Slams and Anastasia Pavlyukova who isn’t at the level of either Plisova or Konta. Player to win the fourth quarter Karolina Pliskova 7/2, Johanna Konta 11/2, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 9/2, Agnieszka Radwanska 8/1, Barbora Strycova 12/1, Caroline Garcia 14/1, bar 25/1

Main Contenders in Women's French Open Draw

Simona Halep 5/1 The 25-year-old is still chasing her first Grand Slam but she does carry some form into Roland Garros. She hit the quarter-finals of Miami where she lost out to Johanna Konta, and then ran to one semi-final and two final finished in her three clay court tournaments this year, winning in Madrid against Kristina Mladenovic and went up a set up in the final of Rome before falling to a great comeback from Elina Svitolina. There were concerns about Halep and her ankle problem ahead of the French Open but she seems to be running well. This is a big chance for her, especially with a comfortable looking draw ahead. Elina Svitolina 7/1 The Ukraine player is running with some hot form at the moment with two clay titles going into Roland Garros this season. She took the Istanbul title, and then went way bigger with a tremendous title in Rome in her final build-up to the French Open, getting past Pliskova, Muguruza and Halep to get her hands on the title (although Muguruza retired against her in the semi's). But that was no mean feat and she has a great looking draw and it wouldn't be a surprise to see her in the quarter-final because of that. Garbine Muguruza 9/1 Had to retire from the Rome semifinals before getting to the French Open. That’s always a bit of a concern but she opened her title defence comfortably enough anyway. With a quarter-final at the Australian Open and a quarter final at Indian Wells (losing to Pliskova) her only bright points of the season, she was really needing that run at Rome to propel her towards form for the French Open, but it ended with the recipient in the semi against Elina Svitolina (who she had beaten at Indian Wells this season). In the French Open Betting 2017 at Bet365, you have Muguruza, Pliskova, Svitolina and Mladenovic in the leading pack and it’s hard to separate them. Karolina Pliskova 14/1 Pliskova hasn’t quite been carrying the kind of clay form that you would really want to see from her. She was on fire through the hard court swing of the early season but has found the going tougher. She lost out to Svitolina in the quarterfinals of Rome in her final warm up and that may just raise some concerns over backing her. She can beat anyone ahead of her in the betting on her day, but is she going to find enough of them on the clay at Roland Garros this year? Kristina Mladenovic 16/1 The French number one has been raising her stock very well this year. She has always been such a promising player, particularly on clay, but has failed to deliver before. Things look to be changing a bit for her with back to back clay finals posted before crashing out in the first round in Rome. that will have given her a nice rest after a very busy period and although she lost both of her clay finals in Stuttgart and Barcelona, she beat the likes of Maria Sharapova, Angelique Kerber, Suarez Navarro and Svetlana Kuznetsova to reach those finals. Venus Williams 25/1 After her epic run to the Australian Open Final, the semi-finals of Miami and most recently the quarter finals of Rome, you can’t write off the veteran. She has lost to Johanna Konta and Garbine Muguruza along with a second round defeat to Laura Siegemund in Charleston which was a major upset. The defeats she has suffered probably hints that there’s not enough there for her to win this on the most gruelling surface of all. Johanna Konta 25/1 Konta on the other hand who is a great price of 25/1 at Bet365 in French Open 2017 betting is going to have some appeal. She’s not the most comfortable on clay and that can be seen in her results this year. Her solid run to the Australian Open quarter-finals and her momentous title in Miami this year shows what she can do. The draw isn’t bad for her either with Karolina Pliskova not running at her best at the moment. There is a window of opportunity for Konta here but when it’s all summed up, she would have to be backed each way.

Predictions

We would side Elina Svitolina making a run to the title this year at the French Open. She has a very favourable draw and while she could meet Simona Halep in the quarter finals, that’s a game she can win because Halep will be feeling the heavy pressure of being favourite there. Sam Stosur is a heavily priced underdog who has the experience to come through that open first quarter and our other prediction will be running with Mladenovic to win the second quarter.
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WTA Stuttgart Tennis betting Odds and Preview

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This a Premier tier event and it is drawing in extra focus this time around as Maria Sharapova is back in action after having served out her ban. This is part of the clay swing of the season now and so you will have different players coming to the head of the market and it is just going to be so interesting to see what Sharapova can pull off in this one. Sharapova is an 8/1 option at Bet365 in the WTA Stuttgart Tennis Betting market and this is a wide open field and anything can happen. What adds intrigue to this one is that Sharapova won the tournament three seasons in a row between 2012 and 2014 so has some strong history here. Angelique Kerber has won the last two editions of the tournament on home soil and the German is up at the head of the market as 9/2 outright favourite with bet365. She is probably going to enjoy things back on clay in what has been a pretty quiet season for her, her best recent result coming in Monterrey when she made it to the final where she lost against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in early April. Really there hasn't been enough from her this season to warrant throwing too much on her, apart from her recent tournament history of course. Karolina Pliskova is a 13/2 option and she has been going well lately with back to back semi final appearance in Indian Wells and Miami. She lost out in the quarter finals here last season and is a little more consistent on the hard surface than she is on clay. But she is in decent form nonetheless but then you have Simona Halep at around the same price and who is a constant frustration for punters. Once again, after helping Romania get past GB in the Fed Cup recently, she should be a strong option for this one. She is the second best performing player on clay in the whole of the WTA over the last two seasons on the Tour, bettered only by Garbine Muguruza. The thing about Halep is that she hasn’t taken things to the next level like she should have and Muguruza being in the field at 7/1 will take some attention away from her. Muguruza misfired here badly last season losing in the quarter finals against Petra Kvitova, never really getting into the match. She’s a lot better than that and again, you square her up against Kerber, Halep and Pliskova then the head of the market is pretty evenly matched out. Then you have Sharapova. Can she do it? It would be some come back of course, but there is always the factor of being match-rusty. You also have recent Miami-winner Johanna Konta coming in on a wild card as well in the bottom half of the draw which houses Halep and Pliskova. Going back to Sharapova, she is quality on the clay and she has tournament history on her side in Stuttgart. She’s unseeded of course and goes in the same quarter as Muguruza and could be on course for a quarter-final with the Spaniard and a potential semi against Kerber. So there’s a tough road ahead and really none of these have a comfortable run to the final at all. Out of all of them, Kerber has the best draw, but she’s not going great at the moment, so number two seed Karolina Pliskova, who is running in strong form at the moment, could be the one to watch in Stuttgart.

WTA Stuttgart Tennis Betting Odds

Angelique Kerber 9/2, Karolina Pliskova 13/2, Simona Halep 11/2, Garbine Muguruza 7/1, Maria Sharapova 9/1, Johanna Konta 12/1, Agnieszka Radwanska 14/1, Svetlana Kuznetsova 18/1, bar 25/1

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WTA Cincinnati Tennis Betting Odds & Predictions

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It’s a quick turn around for some players coming off the back of the Olympics as the WTA Cincinnati tournament swings into action next week. There is a big field out for the Premier event which includes Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber and the number one spot in the world is up for grabs in this one. Williams will hold on to the the crown if she gets to the quarter finals, but if she loses out before then and Kerber wins in Cincinnati, then the German will be the new World Number one. So big stuff at stake here, but you wonder how much the Olympic excursion will have taken out the pair of them. Serena Williams went out of the competition early of course so will have had more time to get herself together for WTA Cincinnati, whereas Kerber had a run to the final where she claimed the silver medal against Puerto Rico’s Monica Puig. So that was a lot of extra work put in by Kerber and that will probably attract punters from here this week and she goes into the tournament as 8/1 third favourite. After this there is the Connecticut Open before the US Open start in New York at the end of the month. So this is an important form tournament and Williams goes into the event as reigning champions having won it in the last two years. With her early departure from Rio, where she never looked comfortable at all as she was dumped out by Elina Svitolina, Williams may have a little advantage. But she looked a distraught figure in that defeat, almost breaking down in tears because it was so tough. She is 6/4 favourite for WTA CIncinnati, but you may question her mentally in this one. So that all brings us to Simona Halep who is a 5/1 poke to take the crown here. Halep skipped the Olympics because of fears over the Zika virus so she has had plenty of time to prep for this one. She recently claimed the Rogers Cup in Canada which means that she is bang in form at the moment and she made the final here last year, losing out to Williams. She is on a great stretch of form with 23 wins in her last 26 matches played and is on a 10-match winning streak. You can’t argue with that, but out of her, Williams and Kerber, she gets the tougher draw as Agnieszka Radwanska and Belinda Bencic could be knocking around in her quarter. Kerber and Halep are in the opposite half of the draw to Williams, and up in the top half to really oppose Williams you have Garbine Muguruza and Dominika Cibulkova. Of the two, you would have to side with the little powerhouse Cibulkova who can string together a nice stretch and challenge. Britain’s Johanna Konta is in the mix as well and could clash with Halep in the quarter final stage of the competition. Top seeds in the top half: Serena Williams, Garbiñe Muguruza, Svetlana Kuznetsova, and Dominika Cibulkova. Top seeds in the bottom half: Angelique Kerber, Simona Halep, Agnieszka Radwanska, and Roberta Vinci.

WTA Cincinnati Outright Odds

Serena Williams 6/4, Simona Halep 5/1, Angelique Kerebr 8/1, Garbine Muguruza 8/1, Agnieszka Radwanska 16/1, Belinda Bencic 20/1, Johanna Konta 25/1, 33/1 bar

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WTA Cincinnati Predictions

The fact that Williams has taken a wildcard into this one says a lot about here. She is clearly keen to get over the shock of her Olympic loss and is ready to defend her world number one status. However, the value isn’t with the defending champion here, it all lies with Simona Halep who is running in some cracking form at the moment.
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Serena Williams v Angelique Kerber Wimbledon Final Odds & Preview

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Serena Williams won’t get a showdown against sister Venus at Wimbledon in the final after all. After having rolled back the years, Venus bowed out in the semi final stage against 2016 Australian Open Champion Angelique Kerber. So now we get a rematch of that 2016 Australian Open Grand Slam final as it is Serena Williams v Kerber. Kerber really never even had to get into top gear to see of Venus Williams, who didn’t have a great day at the office from the get go. Kerber just put in a steady performance as she has done throughout Wimbledon this year, including a tight but straight sets win over Simona Halep in the quarter finals. So Kerber has made a run to the final without having dropped a set. As for Serena Williams she dropped a set in her second round match against Christina McHale but hasn’t looked back since then, breezing her way through the rounds to get to the final again. Williams of course is looking for her seventh Wimbledon title, whereas Kerber is eying up a shot at landing her first. Can she take anything away from the win over Williams at the Australian Open this year? Williams holds a 5-2 head to head record against Kerber and took the first set in that Australian Open final but came under pressure in the second set as Williams battled back. But it was Kerber with a lot of the momentum in the early stages of the third set, stretching out to a 5-2 lead that really put her in control and finally ran out winner with a 6-4 third set win. Williams is overwhelming 2/7 odds on favourite to win the Final with online betting site Bet365. That has left Keber a long way out at a quote of 11/4. Kerber is on top of her game at the moment and is well worth a flutter at that price and she has the game to eat into the serve of Williams, something a lot of players can’t do. You can take a punt on the game going to three sets as well at 7/4. Bet365 have a huge tennis betting promotion offer running for all tournaments including Grand Slams. Just land a winning tennis accumulator with them and you will claim up to a 50% win bonus! The 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. Register an account with ebt365 and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus from them.
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