As in the men’s event, the women’s Western and Southern Open has also been moved to New York from Cincinnati and held between the 21st and 28th of August. Top women players are taking part in the tournament with four players from the top 10. In the WTA New York betting tips local favorite Serena Williams has the smallest odds. Even though she was close to losing the game yesterday.
The Cincinnati Masters (also known as the Western and Southern Open) is one of five Premier 5 events in the WTA Tour. In the previous winners we can find mostly American players but Maria Sharapova, Kim Clijsters and Victoria Azarenka also managed to win here. American Madison Keys is the defending champion but she is already out of this year’s tournament. Just like world No3 and top seed Karolina Pliskova, who lost against unseeded Russian Veronika Kudermetova. The Open is full of surprises so far, let’s see which top player is still in the competition.
Serena Williams is favored now by WTA New York betting tips
23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams has become the biggest favorite to win the tournament with the odds of 4.00. But she was also struggling yesterday against Dutch Arantxa Rus and only got through with winning the tie-break in the final set. Williams won her first title since giving birth to her daughter in 2017 at the 2020 ASB Classic. Though she has also been the runner-up in last year’s Wimbledon and US Open. Now she will face No13 seed Maria Sakkari in the last 16.
Online sportsbooks in the US are also mentioning Naomi Osaka in the favorites with the odds of 6.00. The Japanese player is just behind Williams on the world ranking in 10th place following her two Grand Slam titles. She also had a tough day yesterday against Czech Karolina Muchova in a three-set game. Osaka had her first game after the break and will try to exceed her result from last year when she reached the quarter-final.
Other top seeded players still in the competition
Belorussian Aryna Sabalenka was seeded No5 before the start of the tournament. Now she also has a big chance to get to the final. Sabalenka defeated American Cici Bells in three thrilling sets and will face another American, Jessica Pegula in the next round. The young player is world No11 at the moment, after winning 6 WTA titles. She also won last year’s US Open in the doubles alongside Elise Mertens defeating the Azarenka- Barty pair. Sabalenka reached the semi-final on her tournament debut here in 2018. Now she has the odds of 7.00 to win in the WTA New York betting tips.
British Johanna Konta has the odds of 9.00 by online gambling sites in the US. She has reached the semi-finals of three Grand Slam tournaments so far and has three WTA Tour titles. After a short decline she returned back to the top 20 last year. She is world No14 at the moment. Konta will play against former Cincinnati champion Vera Zvonareva who won the Open back in 2006. This will be surely a more difficult match than her previous one against Belgian Kirsten Flipkens which she won easily 6-2, 6-0.