Join our expert tennis capper for his tennis betting analysis for the WTA Doha. Find out who the main contenders is, as well as the player to keep an eye and the dark horse.
The Qatar Total Open takes place in Doha with Hard Court as the chosen surface for this WTA Premier 5 event.
Elina Svitolina couldn’t have asked for more on her 2018 debut after winning her 10th career title at the Brisbane International. Despite her disappointing defeat at the Australian Open quarterfinals against Elise Mertens, the world No.3 is one of the main contenders to lift the trophy. Known as one of the greatest competitors in the game, Svitolina only lost 21.12% of the matches played throughout her career on Hard Court when priced as favorite.
Svitolina won’t have an easy debut in Qatar against the unpredictable Marketa Vondrousova. In addition to her incredible talent, the 18-year-old already played three matches on this event with a 6 – 3 6 – 1 victory over Yulia Putintseva in the previous round. However, the value is definitely on Elina’s side with Pinnacle offering a very interesting price for the Ukrainian to win the match in straight sets at +100. On the other hand, placing a small bet on Svitolina to win the title at +1400 at Coral is also an interesting approach for those who want to take a higher risk on this tournament.
Julia Goerges continues to impress. At the age of 29, the German No.2 is going through the best moment in her career with an extraordinary 90.48% winning record since October at the VTB Kremlin Cup in Moscow. Adding to this, Goerges started her campaign in Doha with an impressive 6 – 1 7 – 5 win over Lucie Safarova. Looking now at Julia’s numbers in the previous round, the highlight definitely goes to her serve with Safarova winning only 12.50% of the points played on the German’s first serve.
The No.9 seed returns to action this Wednesday against Barbora Strycova. Known as one of the most talented players in the game, Strycova won 60% of their previous 10 official encounters on the WTA Tour. Nevertheless, it’s impossible to ignore Julia’s brilliant results in recent months. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add the German to your betting picks to secure a place in the following round at -147 at BetOnline.
Player to Keep an Eye
Regardless of this Wednesday’s outcome, Anastasija Sevastova already secured her career-high ranking next week with an unprecedented appearance in the top-15. The 27-year-old is enjoying great success in her “second career” after an early retirement due to several physical problems in 2013. Sevastova recorded her first ever victory at the Qatar Total Open with a 6 – 3 6 – 4 win over Donna Vekic on her debut.
Taking a look now at Anastasija’s draw on this event, the No.13 seed won’t have an easy task in the following round against Naomi Osaka. With only 20 years old, Osaka is one of the most promising young players in the game with an outstanding 75.00% winning record in 2018. Despite her undeniable talent, it won’t be easy for Naomi to overcome such a tricky opponent as Sevastova. Having said that, our recommendation is for you to take advantage of the value on the Latvian’s tennis betting odds at +110 at 5Dimes.