Tennis Betting Advice - August 2023

WTA Washington: Match pick for this evening...

Wednesday 2nd August 2023

I’ve got a straight-up Match Winner pick for us this evening...

The match is scheduled for around 7pm or after, UK time. The exact timings depend on the other matches being played.

The bet is Elina Svitolina to beat Daria Kasatkina. The bookies make this a 50-50 affair. But other than 26-year-old Russian 5th seed Kasatkina being the higher-ranked and younger player – it’s something of a surprise to me that Svitolina isn’t being priced as the clear favourite here…

In short:

The career head-to-head is 7-0 to Svitolina. That’s a very dominant track record, against an opponent who is known for sometimes faltering under pressure.

What’s more, since returning to the tour after becoming a mother. And with her Ukrainian pride worn on her sleeve. Svitolina has arguably been playing the tennis of her life this season. Reaching the quarter finals at the French Open, and then the semi finals at Wimbledon.

Age 28 and currently ranked no.27 in the world, the former no.3 is looking a force to be reckoned with right now. As shown by her 2-0 win over Victoria Azarenka in the 1st round here in Washington this week. A second victory this summer over the Belarusian, with the Ukrainian having also toppled Azarenka at Wimbledon last month.

This is a player who has won 14 of her last 17 matches. And if the off-court situation counts for anything (and in this case, I’d say it does) – then it’s worth knowing that Svitolina is played 3 won 3 versus Russian opponents this year. With one of those wins coming against Kasatkina…


Ones to Watch picks:

WTA Washington Mubadala Citi DC Open

Match scheduled for approx. 7pm UK time

Match Winner:

  • Elina Svitolina to beat Daria Kasatkina @ 10/11 (1.91) Bet365, William Hill, 9/10 (1.9) BetVictor, Betway, 5/6 (1.83) Boylesports, 4/5 (1.8) Skybet


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Enjoy the tennis…

Best wishes,

Tom Wilson

Oliver Upstone

Ones to Watch