Tennis Betting Advice - May 2020

Petra for the win this afternoon...

Thursday 28th May 2020

In your Ones to Watch email today:

  • Kvitova at lunchtime…
  • Vickery on a roll…
  • Kessler upset potential… 

A bit of treading water yesterday, with our 5/1 outsider selection Elizabeth Halbauer missing out. But Sachia Vickery proved a good price at Evens+ in a 6-2, 6-3 win over Taylor Townsend in which Sachia led all the way.

Vickery on a roll…

Vickery has now won nine of her last 10 matches at the Exo-Tennis event in Atlanta, and eight of them in straight sets. The American is my pick to keep that running going today v Halbauer. The 25-year-old is 2/5 (1.40) for the win. But at a bigger price, the 2-0 score-line is the pick for me.

Petra at lunchtime…

First up on the Thursday schedule though, we’re off to the Czech Republic where it’s the ‘final’ of the ‘President’s Cup.’ I’ve used a few inverted commas there as this is of course essentially an exhibition event. And although technically a final, players have only had to win two matches to get to this stage.

Petra Kvitova won both her quarter final and semi final in straight sets. The two-time Wimbledon winner is one of the most competitive players in the game. Petra will want to get the win today, regardless of the level and status of the event.

Kvitova’s younger opponent is one of our Ones to Watch in 2020 names, Karolina Muchova. Muchova is a very, very talented ball striker. But her serving game still needs to be firmed up. Expect Petra to take advantage of that with attack, attack, attack the plan on any flimsy second serves.

Kvitova to win is 3/5 (1.60) and 4/7 (1.57), and to be honest, I’m surprised that’s not a bit shorter.

Kessler upset potential…

Last but not least, we’re back to the USA and on the trail of another upset victory in Atlanta, Georgia.

McCartney Kessler was a new entrant at the second running of the women’s Exo-Tennis event this week. The 20-year-old has won three out of four matches so far, with the only defeat being a narrow 12-10 third-set tiebreaker in her very first match.

The level of opponent goes up today for the youngster, but while Grace Min is the more experienced player, she has lost each of her last five matches when the opposition has been above the bottom rung of competitors at this event. By that, I mean defeats to Vickery, Townsend (twice), Halbauer and Katarina Jokic.

At odds touching 3/1 (4.00), Kessler is the value selection.

Czech President’s Cup:


  • Petra Kvitova to beat Karolina Muchova is 3/5 (1.60) with BetVictor, 888 Sport, Unibet, 4/7 (1.57) Bet365, William Hill, 1/2+(1.50+) in general

Exo-Tennis, USA:


  • McCartney Kessler to beat Grace Min is 3/1 (4.00) with BetVictor, 11/4 (3.75) Bet365, William Hill


  • Set Betting – Sachia Vickery to win 2-0 v Elizabeth Halbauer is 5/6 (1.83) with William Hill, Sportingbet, 4/5 (1.80) Marathonbet, 8/11 (1.73) Bet365, BetVictor 

I’ll be back tomorrow morning with an update on the tournament taking place in Austria.

Enjoy the tennis,

Best wishes,

Oliver Upstone

Tom Wilson

Ones to Watch