Tennis Betting Advice - August 2023

One to Watch in Cleveland at 10/1…

Wednesday 23rd August 2023

Good morning. A quick message from me today, with a 10/1 shot who looks in with a good shout of a title run at the WTA Cleveland event in the USA…

World no.22 Ekaterina Alexandrova has already won one tournament this summer. And the 28-year-old Russian, armed with a big 1st serve and heavy ground strokes, could excel here in Ohio.

Alexandrova blasted through her 1st round match in straight sets. And this afternoon she faces 29-year-old Belarusian world no.68 Aliaksandra Sasnovich – an opponent over whom the Russian owns a 3-0 head-to-head record.

Sasnovich’s 2nd serve often proves to be a weakness, and I would expect Ekaterina to attack it at all opportunities. The higher-ranked player is priced as the 1/2 (1.5) favourite to win this match, and reach the quarter finals.

After that, our 10/1 shot could meet the bookies’ Outright favourite Caroline Garcia enroute to the final. The French world no.7 is hard to trust at the best of times – and will surely have an eye on next week’s US Open come the end of this week…

Let’s go with the unfashionable name here, with 10/1 a decent price given the circumstances and scale of this WTA 250 event.

A tut and a slap on the wrists for Bet365, Betfred, Boylesports, Betway, Ladbrokes & Coral today, who are going with reduced Each Way terms of 1/3 odds for reaching the final. The standard and preferred 1/2 odds are available with the firms listed below, as I write…


Ones to Watch picks:

WTA Cleveland ­Tennis in the Land

Outright Winner – Each Way (1/2 odds 1-2 places):


Play starts at 4pm UK time. Bookies will take down their Outright Winner markets during the matches.

You can watch the WTA Cleveland tournament live on Amazon Prime Video.

I’ll be back tomorrow with some US Open stats and prep for you, as we get ready for next week’s trip to the Big Apple…

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Enjoy the tennis…

Best wishes,

Oliver Upstone

Oliver Upstone

Ones to Watch