The Asian Swing continues with the action taking place in Beijing this week. Join us and find out who are the main contenders and the highest value tennis picks to place.
Top Half of the Draw
It has been a very demanding year for Angelique Kerber with 72 matches, two Grand Slam titles and the WTA ranking leadership. Therefore, it's expectable to see Kerber struggling to perform at her best in the last weeks of the season, especially since she owns a very physical game style due to her terrific defensive skills. Even though the German can never be underestimated, our advice is for you to avoid placing any bet on the world no.1 to win this event at +600 at Bet365.
As we mentioned in previous articles, Agnieszka Radwanska holds an outstanding 76.27% winning record on Asian soil while her overall winning record is 70.00%. After losing in Tokyo's semifinals and Wuhan's quarterfinals, Agnieszka is trying to go a step further this week in Beijing.
Looking now to the 2011 China Open draw, Radwanska shouldn't experience any major issues until the third round where she might face Caroline Wozniacki. These two have featured some remarkable battles in recent weeks yet, it was Agnieszka who won the last one in Wuhan. In the quarterfinals, Agnieszka might face Dominika Cibulkova. Even though Cibulkova is never an easy match-up for the Polish, it won't be easy for the Slovak to present her best tennis after a very demanding week in Wuhan. With the prospect of a less achieved performance from Kerber, this seems to be a great opportunity for Radwanska to win the China Open for the second time in her career. Therefore, our suggestion is for you to add the Polish to your betting picks at +800 at Bet365.
Bottom Half of the Draw
As we referred in our WTA Wuhan tournament analysis, the last months haven't been easy for Garbine Muguruza, with the Spaniard suffering another disappointing loss on her debut in Wuhan against Jelena Jankovic. With so many poor results in recent months and with the pressure so high for the 2015 China Open champion, our recommendation is for you to avoid placing any bet on Muguruza's outright at +900 at BetVictor.
After a superb campaign in Wuhan, Petra Kvitova reaches this event as one of the main contenders to lift the trophy. However, Petra is also known for her inconsistency, which makes it hard for a player like her to maintain such a high level in back to back weeks. Therefore, the best approach is to stay away from any bet on Kvitova, since is very likely to see her losing on the first rounds with a very erratic performance.
Simona Halep is the main favorite to win this half of the draw and even though her heavy loss in Wuhan against Kvitova, the Romanian is playing at a very high level since Wimbledon. Looking now to Halep's draw on this event, the world no.5 shouldn't experience any problems until the semifinals. For that reason, we recommend you to take advantage of Halep's price at +800 at Bet365.
Player To Keep An Eye On
After an outstanding clay court season, the last months haven't been easy for Timea Bacsinszky. The 2015 China Open runner-up couldn't complete her 1st round match in Wuhan against Louisa Chirico due to a viral illness. However, playing in Beijing brings great memories to Timea, which makes her a very dangerous player this week. Known for her outstanding defense and tricky game style, Bacsinszky clearly presents some value on her betting odds for a trading at +5000 at BetVictor.