Join our expert tennis capper for his BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore tournament analysis. Find out who the main contender is, as well as the player to fade and keep an eye on this event.
The 2017 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore takes place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium with Indoor Hard Court as the chosen surface for this event.
The two-time Grand Slam champion – Garbine Muguruza – became the first player to earn a spot at the WTA Finals in Singapore. It will be the 23-year-old’s fourth appearance on this event, having first qualified in doubles in 2014. Known as a big match player, Muguruza is always a fearful opponent on the big stages. Nevertheless, the Spaniard only won 57.14% of the matches in her previous two appearances at this event. Adding to this, there are some concerns regarding Muguruza’s physical condition after her recent retirement from the China Open in Beijing. With this in mind, it’s impossible to find any value on Garbine’s tennis betting odds to lift the trophy in Singapore at +400 at Bet365.
Caroline Garcia secured a place in Singapore for the first time in her career. Once considered as a future world No.1 by Andy Murray, the 24-year-old is finally living up to expectations. In addition to her impressive 32 – 9 record since the French Open, Garcia became the first player ever to win back-to-back titles in Wuhan and Beijing.
Taking a look now at Caroline’s draw on this event, the French is joined in the Red Group by Simona Halep, Elina Svitolina, and Caroline Wozniacki. Despite the tough draw ahead of her, it’s impossible to go against Garcia at this moment. Having said that, our recommendation is for you to add Caroline to your betting picks with a small stake to win the group at +390 at Pinnacle. On the other hand, Bet365 also offers an interesting price for Garcia to win the title in Singapore at +700.
At the age of 20, Jelena Ostapenko became the youngest player to qualify for the WTA Finals since Caroline Wozniacki in 2010. Known as one of the most promising young players in the game, Ostapenko became the first unseeded woman to win the French Open since 1933. Despite her undeniable quality, the Latvian only won 33.33 % of the matches against top-10 opponents in 2017. On the other hand, it won’t be easy for Ostapenko to produce her best tennis on her first ever appearance in Singapore. For that reason, our suggestion is for you to avoid placing any bet on Jelena’s outright at +950 at Pinnacle.
After a disappointing defeat at the 2016 WTA Finals Singapore Round Robin, Karolina Pliskova is trying to go a step further on this year’s edition. Known as one of the best servers in tennis history, Pliskova can beat anyone on her day. Nevertheless, the last weeks haven’t been easy for Karolina with the Czech winning only 62.50% of the matches since the US Open.
Despite Pliskova’s lack of success on the Asian Swing, the former world no.1 is well-known for playing her best tennis on the big stages. Adding to this, the Indoor conditions in Singapore are perfect for Karolina’s powerful serve. With this in mind, our advice is for you to place a small bet on the Czech to win the White Group at +275 at Bet365.