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This year’s WTA final will be held in Shenzen, China between the 27th of October and 3rd of November. The best eight women single and double pairs will compete for the titles and the record amount of prize money. According to the WTA Final 2019 betting predictions, main favourites are this season’s breakthrough players.
The organisers of the WTA final are offering the biggest prize money in the history of tennis, including men’s tour. One of the players below can take home $4,75 million if she stays unbeaten.
WTA Final 2019 Betting predictions: The top favourites
The first player to qualify for the final was current No. 1 on the world ranking, Australian Ashleigh Barty. She has won her first Grand Slam title, the French Open this year. At the beginning of the year, she reached the quarterfinals in the Australian Open but lost there against Petra Kvitova. Her tournament ended in the fourth round in Wimbledon, but she was seeded second in the US Open, where she got into the fourth round. Her odds to win the WTA final is 4.50 with 1xBet.
US Open winner Canadian Bianca Andreescu has similar odds to win the tournament with 4.48. She has also managed to win her first Grand Slam this season at the age of only 19, defeating Serena Williams in the US Open final. She has reached her best world ranking, being No. 5. Andreescu has also won in Newport Beach and defeated Angelique Kerber in the final at Indian Wells. Then she missed most of the clay and grass-court season due to her shoulder injury, but she won the final in Toronto after Serena Williams had to retire.
With her current No. 3 world ranking, according to online sportsbook news in China, Japanese Osaka is the third favourite to win in China with 5.00 odds. She has won the Australian Open this year, winning her second consecutive Grand Slam titles after last year’s US Open win. Osaka had to withdraw from a few tournaments later due to injuries. She didn’t find her form in the French Open and went out in the first round in Wimbledon. In the US Open, she lost in the fourth round, and drop back to world No. 4. But recently she has won the open in Beijing defeating Andreescu in the semi-final and Caroline Wozniacki in the final.
No major trophy, but she can still win
The 27-year-old Czech player is a former World No. 1, currently ranked No. 2, her odds are 6.95, which you can check out at 1xBet Sportsbook. She won Brisbane International and in the Australian Open, she defeated Serena Williams in the quarterfinal but lost against Osaka in the semifinal. She won on clay the Italian Open and on the grass in Eastbourne but went out early in the French Open and at Wimbledon. In the US open she was beaten by Johanna Konta in the fourth round, still, she kept her No. 2 ranking.
So these four players are the main favourites as per WTA Final 2019 betting predictions, and online sportsbooks in China are favouring them as well, but the rest of the field can also win the tournament.
The rest of the best
We haven’t mentioned Wimbledon winner Simona Halep yet, who is currently world No. 5, but she is the most experienced and most successive player from the finalists. She came back after a back injury this year and managed to defeat Serena Williams in the final at Wimbledon. After this success her year didn’t go well, it will be interesting to see how she performs in Shenzhen. Her odds is 7.5 to win.
Another Czech player Petra Kvitova has also qualified for the final, her odds are 8.9 with 1xBet. Her world ranking is No. 7, she reached the final of the Australian Open which was her first since 2014. She won on clay in Stuttgart but pulled off from the French Open due to injury. She was out early in Wimbledon and the US Open, but came back and reached the quarter-finals in Beijing.
The last qualified player is Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, who is 4th on the world ranking and has 7.5 odds to win. She reached her first Grand Slam semifinal at Wimbledon, where she lost against Halep. Then she repeated this result in the US Open semifinal where she was defeated by Serena Williams. Oh, and she is also the defending champion, defeating American Sloane Stephens in the WTA final last year.
The eight-position is blank yet, players like Serena Williams and Kiki Bertens have the most chance to fill it. If Williams will play in China, she can override all these odds, but she might prefer a longer break before the new season.