Serena Williams & Simona Halep: Two Titans Of Tennis Betting

João Mourato

Monday, March 21, 2016 6:02 PM UTC

Monday, Mar. 21, 2016 6:02 PM UTC

Find out our thorough analysis on the two best players in 2015 on WTA: Serena Williams and Simona Halep. We'll examine their recent years and provide information that will improve your tennis picks.

Serena Williams
After being so close from the calendar Grand Slam, Serena Williams will try to maintain her dominance on WTA. The North-American is the undeniable world no. 1 since 2013, with 23 titles in last three seasons.

Serena is without doubts the most feared player on tour, with her massive serve, firepower and tremendous mental strength as her biggest weapons. Despite her dominance, her tennis odds are usually quite low, but let’s take a closer look on them.

Despite her massive dominance over last three seasons, we can see that her ROI hasn’t been very impressive and the main reason for this are her super low odds. Serena ended the season with a terrible loss at US Open and might not be easy to find the right motivation on her 21st season on tour.

Is also important to mention that Serena does a very careful calendar management and the following numbers support that.

We can conclude that Serena has no problems in retiring from her matches if she’s not feeling at 100%, particularly on WTA events. Our advice is to avoid betting on William’s outright, mainly on WTA events, where there is always the possibility of a retirement. On the other hand, if you place a bet in each match, it will be void in case of walkover or if Serena retires on first set – which happened in all her retirements since 2013.


Simona Halep
2013 was the year when Simona Haled raised her level to become one of the best players in the world. Simona finished that year as world no. 11, after starting the season on the 47th place. Since 2014, Halep consolidated her position as a top 10 player, ended the following two seasons as world no. 3 and 2, respectively.

Simona is a terrific counter puncher, with her groundstrokes down the line as her major weapons. We’ll analyze closely her numbers in previous two seasons, using Pinnacle closing betting odds.

We can verify that Halep achieved her best results in previous two seasons at WTA Premier events. Despite reaching Roland Garros final in 2014, the Romanian hasn’t been able to perform at a consistent level on majors, showing some mental weakness on last stages and suffering also early losses.

Simona said that Hard Court is her favorite surface and her numbers on those courts at WTA Premier tournaments clearly show that. We suggest to avoid playing Halep on Grand Slams due to her mental weakness while adding her to your betting picks on Premier events on Hard Courts might be a profitable approach.

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