Tennis Betting Advice - August 2022
Amanda's moment at 33/1...
Friday 5th August 2022
AMANDA ANISIMOVA franked the come-from-behind stats again this week…
The 20-year-old American came from a set down to beat Karolina Pliskova, 3-6, 7-5, 6-1. That three-set win landed odds of 3/1 for the 2-1 score in the Set Betting market.
Amanda remains top of the pile for comeback wins on the WTA Tour this season. She’s now lost the first set and fought back to win on nine occasions (10 if you count one match where her opponent retired in the third set).
Those kind of battling qualities are just what you need to go deep in big tournaments.
And in San Jose tonight (3am UK time), Anisimova might need to dig deep and go the distance once again…
The youngster is the favourite to beat her 29-year-old compatriot, Shelby Rogers. The older player has also been the underdog in each of the first two rounds here in California, and overturned the odds on both occasions. Including a 2/1 win over 2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu.
The head-to-head for this clash is 2-0 to Rogers. Shelby has beaten Amanda twice – but both matches went to the full three sets (Rogers winning 2-1).
And if Anisimova does pull off another impressive victory overnight, then her US Open 2022 price might take a hit this weekend…
One to Watch for the US Open…
It seems like ages ago now (and it was). But way back in September 2018 – well over three-and-a-half years ago – I flagged up Amanda Anisimova, who was then still a teenager, as a massive-price Ones to Watch pick for the US Open 2019. You can read that original piece here.
Tragedy then struck in late summer 2019, with the death of Amanda’s father, Konstantin. He was also her coach. Understandably, Amanda pulled out of the US Open that year. And it took the youngster some time to get herself back happy to play big-time tennis again. Then came the pandemic in 2020, and pro-tennis ambitions were temporarily derailed once more.
Fast-forward to 2022 though, and Anisimova – still now only 20 years of age – is ranked no.22 in the world, and knocking on the door to break into the Top 20 for the first time…
Amanda started the year by winning her second career WTA title, and a first on hard courts, in an Australian Open warm-up event in Melbourne. We duly got her in the book at 100/1 for January’s Aussie Open, and she did well there in the main event – reaching the Last 16 for the second time in her young career.
Anisimova has a really big game, with the power to wipe opponents off the court when it all clicks together. That’s a trait that has seen the likes of Iga Swiatek, Naomi Osaka, Emma Raducanu, and most recently, another tall ball-striker, Elena Rybakina at Wimbledon this summer, taste Grand Slam glory for the first time.
With 84 career match wins and counting on hard courts, making this her best playing surface. The Flushing Meadows venue in NYC could see another new young name on the trophy. This might just be the year that Amanda creates her magic moment on the big stage.
What’s more, if Anisimova goes well in San Jose this weekend, or at one of the upcoming US Open Series events this month, then those 33/1 and 30/1 prices will also go. Some firms are already more like 20/1. And I can foresee her going off even shorter than that by the time we reach the last week of August.
Ones to Watch picks:
WTA San Jose – Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic:
Tonight, 3am UK time
US Open 2022 – Women’s:
Outright Winner – Each Way (1/2 odds 1-2 places)
I’ll be back next week, when we’ll be off to Canada on Monday for two big ‘Masters’ 1000 events.
Enjoy the tennis…