Tennis Betting Advice - August 2022
Nobody beats Amanda Anisimova 5 times in a row...
Wednesday 3rd August 2022
I put up five players yesterday, and the one that won was the biggest price of them all – Shelby Rogers at 2/1+ to beat Bianca Andreescu. That’s the way it goes sometimes in this sport.
Chinese teenager Qinwen Zheng pushed Naomi Osaka to three sets, but was ultimately undone. Expect to see more from the 19-year-old moving forward, though.
Sad to see…
Away from our bets, my late night of watching the tennis included a sad sight. Our 2020 Australian Open winner Sofia Kenin is currently a pale shadow of her former self. She was beaten 7-6, 6-1 by Camila Osorio. Osorio had brought a five-match losing streak into that encounter. Kenin has now lost seven in a row, and the former world no.4 is now clinging to any kind of ranking at all – starting this week at a lowly no.416. I wish her all the best. Sofia is still just 23 years old. Let’s hope she can turn things back around, and get smiling again. Fitness is one thing – and happiness is another.
Match picks for today…
The bustling match schedules continue in the USA and I’ve got three plays in this evening’s matches…
Play starts 5pm+ UK time
WTA San Jose – Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic:
Amanda Anisimova has lost all four previous clashes with Karolina Pliskova, but the bookies make the American the 2/5 (1.4) favourite today – and I share that opinion. Pliskova is another Grand Slam finalist who has lost her way somewhat. In their most recent meeting at the US Open last year, the score-line was about as close as can be: 7-5, 6-7, 7-6 – including a match point for Amanda. The 20-year-old leads the WTA Tour in come-from-behind wins this year, with Anisimova losing the first set and coming back to win, 2-1, on eight occasions (nine if you count one match where her opponent retired in the third set). Twelve out of 29 match wins in 2022 have paid out on the 2-1 score, and odds of 3/1 appeal for that option as a standalone price pick for me today. I’ll also be adding Anisimova to my Match Winner acca (see below).
WTA Washington – Citi Open:
Andrea Petkovic looks a good bet to beat Rebecca Marino. This match-up pits two 30-somethings who have both had injury troubles in their careers. Petkovic is the higher-ranked, and in my eyes, clearly the better player. The German has a great previous record here in Washington, a runner-up way back in 2013, along with two semi finals since then (2017, 2018). What’s more, Marino had a tough three-set battle in the last round, coming from 1-4 down in the final set to overcome 42-year-old Venus Williams. That might have taken a lot out of the Canadian. Even Money for the Petkovic win is plenty good enough here, and it’s going in my acca. For a single – always after the best price – I like Petkovic to win 2-0 in the Set Betting market, at 2/1+. Each of her last 10 wins have been achieved in straight sets. When Petko’ is on song, she tends to get on a roll.
I like two other women in Washington this evening, with reigning (2019) champion Jessica Pegula, and the hard-court-loving veteran Kaia Kanepi, fancied to beat their respective opponents – Daria Saville, and Lin Zhu.
The four-fold match acca pays around 4/1. Along with the 3/1 and 2/1 Set Betting picks on Anisimova 2-1 and Petkovic 2-0, those are my selections for today. You might prefer the individual match prices, and don’t let me stop you. The list below is how I’m playing.
Ones to Watch picks:
Anisimova to beat Pliskova
Petkovic to beat Marino
Pegula to beat Saville
Kanepi to beat Lin Zhu
Play starts from 5pm+ UK time. You can watch the WTA San Jose and Washington matches live on Amazon Prime Video.
Enjoy the tennis…