Luxembourg hosts one of the last tournaments on the WTA Tour this year. Find out who are the main contenders as well as the highest value tennis picks to place.
Top Half of the Draw
Petra Kvitova returns to competition this week after a terrific Asian swing. However, the Czech was far from consistent throughout the year and for that reason, it's already mathematically impossible for Kvitova to qualify for Singapore. Therefore, we expect a very solid performance from Petra in Luxembourg since she won't compete next week on the WTA Tour Finals. Known as one of the most powerful players on the WTA Tour, Kvitova holds an outstanding 74.15% winning record on Indoor Hard Court. On this event, Petra is now only the highest ranked player but also the main favorite to leave Luxembourg with the trophy.
Looking now to Kvitova's draw on this event, the Czech is the undeniable favorite to reach the final in the top half of the draw. Therefore, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of Petra's betting odds to win this event at +350 at Bet365.
Known as one of the most promising young players on the WTA Tour, Oceane Dodin is always a dangerous opponent, especially on fast game conditions. After winning her first WTA title a few weeks ago in Quebec, Dodin made a terrific campaign in Linz, losing only in the quarterfinals against Madison Keys. Oceane is on the 2nd quarter where she might face very good players on this surface such as Misaki Doi or Caroline Garcia. Even though Dodin is not the main favorite to win this quarter, she's definitely a player to keep an eye on this event. With this in mind, we recommend you to place a small bet on Dodin's outright at +2500 at Bet365 for a trade in the later stages of this event.
Bottom Half of the Draw
After winning the WTA Hong Kong title, Caroline Wozniacki secured her return to the top 20. This is Wozniacki's first appearance in Luxembourg after winning the title three years ago. The Dane is going through a fantastic moment since the US Open, winning 19 of her last 22 matches. Besides this, Wozniacki only lost against top 5 players – twice against Agnieszka Radwanska and once against Angelique Kerber.
Despite Caroline's terrific results in recent weeks, it won't be easy for the world no.1 to present her best tennis on the first rounds. Adding to the intercontinental trip, Wozniacki also has to adjust to the different game conditions in Luxembourg. However, Caroline is currently at an outstanding level and for that reason, we expect to see Wozniacki reaching the later stages in Luxembourg. Having said that, our advice is for you to add Caroline to your betting picks at +500 at Bet365.
Playing in Luxembourg clearly brings the best out of Annika Beck with the German winning 76.47% of the matches played throughout her career on this event. The 2014 champion starts her campaign against Kiki Bertens. After an extraordinary performance at the French Open, Bertens lost all the seven matches she played since July. Despite Bertens' 4 – 0 lead on h2h, Beck is a completely different player on this event. With Annika playing so well in Luxembourg over the years and due to Kiki's lack of victories in recent months, there is clear value on the German's price to win this contest at +110 at Coral. With this in mind, we recommend you to keep an eye on Beck throughout this competition.