WTA Miami tennis betting odds and preview 2021

Will Osaka claim the WTA1000 title in Miami? A preview of WTA Miami 2021

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There is some big action from south Florida this week as we can take a look at WTA Miami tennis betting 2021.

For the first time since the Australian Open this year, the field is stacked with top-ten ranked players in the world and the likes of Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka join the fray.

So it’s a big two weeks of WTA Miami tennis betting action for what is the second WTA 1000 tournament of the year.

WTA Miami tennis betting odds

Naomi Osaka 15/4
Garbine Muguruza 8/1
Ashleigh Barty 17/2
Aryna Sabalaneka 10/1
Petra Kvitova 12/1
Simona Halep 14/1
Jennifer Brady 14/1
Bianca Andreescu 16/1
Iga Swiatek 18/1
Jessica Pegula 25/1
Victoria Azarenka 25/1
Elina Svitolina 33/1
Elise Mertens 33/1
Sofia Kenin 33/1
Cori Gauff 40/1
50/1 bar
*(betting odds recorded on March 23rd, 2021 at 04:28 GMT from Bet365)
Bet at Bet365

Tournament Details

The Final of the Miami Open is going to be held on Saturday, April 3rd, 2021. Lining up in the draw are all but one of the current top twenty in the world.

So it’s going to be a rollercoaster ride. The defending champion from the 2019 edition, as 2020 was cancelled, is Ashleigh Barty who beat Karolina Pliskova in straight sets.

Eight-time Miami champion Serena Williams has pulled out of the tournament. But each of the Grand Slam champions from the last two years are all in the draw.

Top 8 Seeds in WTA Miami Open tennis betting

1) Ashleigh Barty
2) Naomi Osaka
3) Simona Halep
4) Sofia Kenin
5) Elina Svitolina
6) Karolina Pliskova
7) Aryna Sabalenka
8) Bianca Andreescu

Can Ashleigh Barty defend her Miami crown?

Australia’s Ashleigh Barty is at 17/2 in the tournament outright for WTA Miami tennis betting 2021*(betting odds recorded on March 23rd, 2021 at 04:28 GMT from Bet365).

Barty has produced a W8 L2 record this season and hasn’t played since losing her first match at Adelaide following her quarter-final exit at the Australian Open.

This is actually the first time that Ashleigh Barty has played outside of Australia since the 2020 Qatar Open. Barty is the one holding all the pressure as the top seed and defending champion.

Will Naomi Osaka stay undefeated in 2021?

Naomi Osaka puts her unbeaten 2021 record on the line having produced a W10 L0 record this season in tennis action. Her year started in Melbourne where she had to pull out of a semi-final match against Elise Mertens.

But Osaka then showed up straight after at the Australian Open and powered her way to the Grand Slam title, looking simply imperious along the way.

Osaka is the current 15/4 favourite in WTA Miami Open tennis betting odds*(betting odds recorded on March 23rd, 2021 at 04:28 GMT from Bet365)

Without question, Naomi Osaka is coming in very hot right. She is actually on a 21-match winning streak at the moment.

Garbine Muguruza one to watch in WTA Miami tennis betting

Another of the players who are coming in with some hot form to Miami is Spain’s Garbine Muguruza.

She produced a very strong Middle East swing of the season and no player has won more matches this season on the WTA than she has.

Muguruza has made it to three finals, more than any other player on the tour has managed in the season.

It is a very powerful W18 L4 record that the Spaniard holds this season and she rightly should be one of the tournament front runners here.

Muguruza, on the back of her current form, is an 8/1 option in WTA Miami tennis betting odds*(betting odds recorded on March 23rd, 2021 at 04:28 GMT from Bet365)

Interestingly there could be a huge semi-final clash between Muguruza and Naomi Osaka.

The two met at this year’s Australian Open and produced a thrilling three-set match in which Osaka prevailed.

Our betting prediction:
Garbine Muguruza

Bet at Bet365

(odds recorded 2000 GMT, Wednesday 8 January)

Will Miami visit spark Halep into form?

Simona Halep has been to the semi-finals of WTA Miami twice before in her career. The Romanian has posted a W6 L2 record this season.

This is the first action for Halep since her quarter-final exit against Serena Williams at the Australian Open, in which Halep lost in straight sets.

As third seed at the tournament, she hasn’t received too bad of a draw really, and the highest-ranked player that she could meet en-route to the semi-finals would be Elina Svitolina (5th seed).

But there is not so small matter of a potential semi-final fixture against top seed Ashleigh Barty to come down the line.

Halep arrives in Miami as a 14/1 quote in the tennis betting outright*(betting odds recorded on March 23rd, 2021 at 04:28 GMT from Bet365)
Andreescu a threat in South Florida?

Andreescu back on the up?

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu lined up in the draw of this year’s Australian Open and that was her first action in over a year because of injury.

She didn’t make it past the second round of the Grand Slam but then was back right in form immediately afterwards.

She went to the semi-finals of the Phillip Island Trophy in the week after the Australian Open 2021.

Considering that was just her second tournament since late 2019, then it was a big burst of form.

Andreescu skipped the Middle East swing of the season, so will be coming in fresh and enters the draw as the 8th Seed.

There is a quote of 16/1 on Andreescu landing the Miami title this year*(betting odds recorded on March 23rd, 2021 at 04:28 GMT from Bet365).

Others to note in WTA Miami Tennis Betting

Iga Swiatek is a rising star in the game and she enters the second quarter of the draw where she could be meeting Simona Halep in the fourth round.

In the tournament outright for tennis betting, Swiatek is an 18/1 quote to get her hands on the title*(betting odds recorded on March 23rd, 2021 at 04:28 GMT from Bet365).

Last year’s French Open titlist will make her tournament debut. She is more than capable of making waves.

Sofia Kenin hasn’t played since the Australian Open 2021 because of illness. This is the third time that Kenin has been in the draw for Miami.

There is a tricky quarter ahead though of the American. She could face Ons Jabeur, another of the dangerous longer-priced options in the field as early as the third round.

World Number 8 Aryna Sabalenka has had a very good year, holding a W11 L4 record. That includes a title run in Abu Dhabi at the start of the year. Sabalenka has been stopped by Garbine Muguruza in her last two tournaments.

5th seed Elina Svitolina really hasn’t gotten herself going as much as expected this season. She heads to Miami after a disappointing swing in the Middle East.

Another of the big players on the WTA who have not found their form yet in 2021 is Karolina Pliskova who is W6 L5 for the season. But she and Svitolina are as good as anyone in the draw on their day.