WTA Betting Preview 🎾
The U.S Open has come and gone but there are still several other tennis tournaments with several amazing markets, just for you.
Today, we have four games from two WTA tournaments: the WTA Bucharest semifinals and the Chennai Open semifinals.
Read on below for our match and betting preview and head on over to our mobile website to place your bets!
The Tiriac Foundation Trophy tournament in Budapest, Romania reaches its semifinals stage and only one seeded player is left in the draw.
Reka-Luca Jani v Maryna Zanevska
World No.114 Jani and World No. 100 Zanevska will be facing each other for the first time as they look to clinch a final spot.
For Jani, playing on her favorite surface (clay) it has not been easy coming this far, but the Hungarian has pushed through after winning her last two matches against Simona Waltert and Panna Udvardy in three sets.
Zanevska, on the other hand, has breezed through the rounds, claiming three straight-sets victories on the way to the final four.
Head-to-head: First meeting
Jani and Zanevska will be clashing for the first time and in such matches, the result can swing either way.
However, considering rankings and current form, Zavenka is certainly favorite. The more experienced Belgian, fresher from playing shorter, less intense matches, probably already has one leg in the final, and odds of 1.38 on BetKing reflect this.
Sara Errani v Irina-Camelia Begu
Veteran Errani has not had the best of seasons but the 35-year-old finds herself in the semifinals after beating Ioana Loredana Rosca, No.8 seed Dalma Galfi and Rebeka Masarova on the way.
With her win over Masarova, Errani has now become the Italian woman with the most wins (615) in the sport, overtaking retired Francesca Schiavone (614).
Begu, the only seeded player left in the tournament, has had a smooth tournament so far, dropping just eight games leading up to the final. After a shocking second round loss at the US Open to China’s Yue Yuan, the Romanian is looking to redeem herself.
Head-to-head: Errani leads 3-1
While Errani has won three of their four clashes, these two experienced women have not met since 2020. Begu won their last meeting in the qualifying stage of the WTA 1000 event in Rome two years ago and a second consecutive win over the Italian is on the cards here.
Begu is playing on home soil and will have the advantage of the spectators cheering her on to victory. With that in mind, it makes sense to back Begu at 1.24 on BetKing.
As the first WTA tournament in India since 2008, the Chennai Open has been surrounded by a lot of buzz and the excitement heightens as the event gets to the final four stage.
Though there is no Indian left in the draw to cheer, the home fans can still enjoy WTA tennis they have missed for 14 years.
Nadia Podoroska v Linda Fruhvirtova
After recently returning from 10 months of inactivity due to multiple injuries, 2021 French Open semifinalist Podoroska is having a good run in the Chennai heat.
After defeating this year’s Wimbledon semifinalist Tatjana Maria in the round of 16, the Argentine backed it up, coming from a set down to defeat former World No.5 Eugenie Bouchard 1-6, 6-4, 6-2, booking her spot in the last four.
Regarded as one of the most promising youngsters in the WTA at the moment, 17-year-old Fruhvirtova is proving she is truly one to watch. The Czech has made it to her very first career WTA semifinal by taking out En-Shuo Liang, No.5 seed Rebecca Peterson and No.2 seed Varvara Gracheva.
Head-to-head: First meeting
Since Podoroska was out of action for almost a year and Fruhvirtova is still new to the tour, these two will be facing each other for the first time.
After coming from the brink of defeat against Maria and from a set down against Bouchard, it is clear that Podoroska is hungry for good results and the 25-year-old will be looking to battle it out for the win against the young Fruhvirtova as well.
Fruhvirtova has however been quite convincing all tournament, dropping just one set on the way to the semifinals. The Czech’s second serve in particular has been key to her wins so far and she will be firing just as hard against Podoroska.
This is a matchup that can swing either way and has potential to go into three sets. This eventuality is priced at 2.35 odds on BetKing.
Podoroska has the experience, but Fruhvirtova could just edge it after spending less time on court in the previous rounds. The Czech starlet is the betting favorite at 1.60 odds on BetKing.
Magda Linette v Katie Swan
All seeded players were victims of upsets except No.3 seed, Linette. The Pole has faced no trouble, beating Moyuka Uchijima, Oksana Selekhmeteva and Rebecca Marino in straight sets.
After Emma Raducanu’s loss in Portoroz, Swan is keeping the British flag flying this week. The 23-year-old has reached new heights, making her first WTA quarterfinal after beating Anastasia Gasanova, then stepping it up with her first WTA semifinal with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 victory over Nao Hibino.
Head-to-head: First meeting
Like the first semifinal, Linette and Swan will also be clashing for the first time.
As the highest-ranked player left in the tournament, Linette is the overwhelming favorite and Swan’s milestone run could be halted here.
With two WTA titles to her name, Linette has a great chance to add a third trophy to her cabinet in Chennai. Bet on her to win at odds of 1.33 (already odds boosted from 1.30)
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