Tennis Picks: How To Bet the WTA Mallorca

Joao Mourato

Monday, June 19, 2017 7:58 PM UTC

Monday, Jun. 19, 2017 7:58 PM UTC

Join us on our Mallorca Open tournament analysis that takes place this week. Find out who is the main favorite, as well as the most valuable players to keep an eye on this event. 

WTA Mallorca

The Mallorca Open takes place in Mallorca with grass as the chosen surface for this WTA International event.

 Main Favorite

After more than one year away from competition due to pregnancy, the former world no.1 – Victoria Azarenka – returns to action this week in Mallorca. At the age of 27, Azarenka is trying to follow Kim Clijsters footsteps and become the next tennis’ supermom. Known as one of the best aggressive baseliners in tennis history, Azarenka is an exceptional grass-court player. Besides her impressive 69.09% winning record on this surface, the Belarussian is a two-time Wimbledon semifinalist.

Taking a look now at Azarenka’s draw in Mallorca, the two-time Australian Open champion shouldn’t experience any major problems on her debut against Risa Ozaki.  Despite her lack of competitive rhythm in recent months, it’s impossible to stay away from Victoria’s tennis betting odds to lift the trophy in Mallorca at +429 at Pinnacle. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to place a bet on the Belarussian’s outright due to the tremendous value on her current price.


Former World no.1

At the age of 32, Jelena Jankovic’s glory days are long gone. With a terrible 8 – 14 record in 2017, Jankovic is going through one of the worst moments in her career. However, the former world no.1 can never be underestimated due to her large experience and unquestionable talent. Adding to this, playing in Mallorca brings great memories to Jankovic with the Serbian reaching the semifinals in 2016.

Looking now at Jankovic’s draw on this event, the world no.66 won’t have an easy task against the defending champion – Caroline Garcia. Although we agree with Caroline’s favoritism, Jelena is far from an easy match-up for the French. Besides leading on the h2h by 3 – 1, Jankovic won their last encounter in straight sets at the 2015 Rogers Cup in Quebec. In a match that should be much closer than the odds suggest, Jankovic’s +1.5 Set Handicap at -123 at Pinnacle is a very interesting betting approach for this contest.


Player to Keep an Eye

Playing on grass brings the best out of Sabine Lisicki with an astonishing 42 – 17 career record on this surface. After missing the first months of the season due to a shoulder injury, Lisicki makes her 2017 debut in Mallorca. Famous for her powerful serve, Lisicki holds the record with the fastest serve in women’s tennis history at 131 mph. Adding to this, Sabine also smashed a world-record 27 aces in a single match at the 2015 Aegon Classic in Birmingham.

The 2013 Wimbledon runner-up starts her campaign in Mallorca this Tuesday against Kiki Bertens. Despite Bertens’ undeniable quality, the grass is far from her favorite surface with the Dutch winning only 37.50% of the matches throughout her career on this surface. On the other hand, Lisicki already played one doubles match this Monday, which is very important for the players to get used to the game conditions. Having said that, our recommendation is for you to add Sabine to your betting picks to secure a place in the following round at +160 at 5Dimes.

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