OTW Extra Email Archive - April 2019

Amanda Anisimova – and 18 different winners...

Wednesday 17th April 2019

In your Ones to Watch EXTRA email today:

  • 18 winners and some big prices...
  • Teenager wins...
  • Amanda 66/1 for New York...

18 different winners...

So far this year, 18 women’s tennis tournaments have been played. And we’ve seen 18 different winners. Including plenty at big prices...

Last week, Polona Hercog was a 20/1 winner in Lugano, Switzerland – lifting her first WTA singles title for seven years. She beat 17-year-old debutant Iga Swiatek in the final.

Elsewhere on the women’s tour this season we’ve seen winning finalists at odds of 33/1, 50/1, 66/1 and 100/1. 

Here’s the full list of winners & prices, taken from the Calendar page on my Ones to Watch website:

WTA Shenzhen – Aryna Sabalenka @ 9/2
WTA Auckland – Julia Goerges @ 11/2
WTA Brisbane – Karolina Pliskova @ 7/1
WTA Sydney – Petra Kvitova @ 20/1
WTA Hobart – Sofia Kenin @ 18/1
Australian Open – Naomi Osaka @ 14/1
WTA Hua Hin – Dayana Yastremska @ 12/1
WTA St Petersburg – Kiki Bertens @ 7/1
WTA Doha – Elise Mertens @ 33/1
WTA Dubai – Belinda Bencic @ 50/1
WTA Budapest – Alison van Uytvanck @ 7/1
WTA Acapulco – Yafan Wang @ 66/1
WTA Indian Wells – Bianca Andreescu @ 100/1
WTA Miami – Ashleigh Barty @ 28/1
WTA Monterrey – Garbine Muguruza @ 4/1
WTA Charleston – Madison Keys @ 9/1
WTA Lugano – Polona Hercog @ 20/1
WTA Bogota – Amanda Anisimova @ 7/1

Ten of those 18 winners were at pre-tournament odds of 12/1+.

Some might look at this list, think how unpredictable the WTA Tour is – and see that as a betting negative. But I take encouragement from that collection of players and prices...

Each tournament represents an opportunity to back an underrated player or an up-and-coming youngster at an attractive price.

For example, four of those players were winning their first ever WTA trophy (Kenin, Yafan Wang, Andreescu, Anisimova).

One to Watch – Amanda Anisimova...

The 17-year-old Amanda Anisimova is a player we first looked at as One to Watch last year.

In September, I flagged the American teenager up as a 150/1 outsider for both the Australian Open and US Open 2019. She went on to reach the 4th Round in Australia in January – only losing out to eventual finalist and runner-up, Petra Kvitova.

Since then, Anisimova has won her first senior WTA trophy, winning the title at Bogota last week. Now at a new career high of No.54 in the world, it should be onwards and upwards from here...

Last week’s Bogota win was on clay. But hard courts are Amanda’s best surface. If you didn’t get 150/1 for the US Open, she is still very much worth having in the book Each Way at the 66/1 and 60/1 available now (50/1 in general).

That best price 66/1 is available with Boylesports.

The French Open is coming up. I’ll be back in touch over the next few weeks with more on that – including a couple of big-price outsiders to look out for.

Enjoy the tennis,

Best wishes,

Oliver Upstone

Tom Wilson

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