Pegula Is The Player to Beat At WTA Event in San Diego

Cymbiotika San Diego Open Odds Have Pegula As the Pre-Tourney Favorite

Can Wozniacki Break Through At WTA 500 Event in San Diego?

The San Diego WTA stop used to take place in the fall, but it is now starting in late February as the women’s tennis world has multiple U.S.-based events in between the Australian Open and French Open. U.S. star Jessica Pegula is among the contenders when looking at the Cymbiotika San Diego Open Odds.

The tournament lost one of the top players when 2023 French Open finalist Karolina Muchova withdrew.

There have been different tournaments held in San Diego over the years. After no WTA tour stop in San Diego from 2016-21, it returned to the WTA calendar with Iga Swiatek winning in 2022 and Barbora Krejcikova topping Sofia Kenin in the 2023 event.

When looking at the tennis futures odds, Pegula is priced at +5000 to win at least two Grand Slam singles titles in 2024.

Keep on reading for more on the upcoming WTA 500 event in San Diego.

Pegula Back on the Court

Pegula had planned to return to the court at the events in Dubai and Qatar after a second-round exit at the Australian Open.

However, a neck injury forced her to pull out of both of those events, so she is now pointing towards the San Diego event to make her return to the tour.

Pegula, who is currently ranked fifth in the WTA rankings, reached the WTA Finals championship match in November and that generated hope that she was ready to take that next step.

She opened 2024 by splitting her two matches at the United Cup and then had to withdraw before her semifinal showdown with Daria Kasatkina in Adelaide.

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A Look At Some Other Contenders

The withdrawal of Muchova is a big blow for a tournament that now has just one top-10-ranked player.

Beatriz Haddad Maia bounced back from a third-round loss to qualifier Maria Timofeeva at the Australian Open by upsetting Ons Jabeur in the quarterfinals at the Abu Dhabi Open. She fell in a third-set tiebreaker to Daria Kasatkina.

When looking at some potential tennis matchups, keep in mind that Pegula won the only previous match against Haddad Maia in the quarterfinals of the 2023 Doha event.

American Emma Navarro is also in the field, as is recent Australian Open semifinals Dayana Yastremska.

Former World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, who is still trying to find her form after returning to competitive tennis, received a wild card into the tournament. Keep an eye on the Cymbiotika San Diego Open Odds because Wozniacki is still a popular player, even if those who bet online are still waiting to see if she can start making deep tournament runs.

Donna Vekic, a 2022 finalist in San Diego, is another player to keep an eye on. Vekic rebounded from her first-round loss at the Australian Open by reaching the semifinals at the WTA 500 hard-court event in Linz before dropping her first match in Qatar.

Keep an eye on the status of former World No. 2 Paula Badosa. She had to retire from her most recent match due to a back injury.

A Look Back at the 2023 Event

Three of the top eight seeds (Belinda Bencic, Veronika Kudermetova, and Ekaterina Alexandrova) all fell in the first round at the 2023 San Diego event.

No. 1 seed Ons Jabeur received a first-round bye before losing to Anastasia Potapova in straight sets. When Sofia Kenin rolled past Potapova and Navarro won a third-set tiebreaker over No. 3 seed Maria Sakkari, a pair of unseeded Americans met in the semifinals, with Kenin winning in three sets.

Three seeded players joined American Danielle Collins in the quarterfinals in the bottom half of the bracket.

Collins dropped just five games against No. 2 seed Caroline Garcia, while No. 4 seed Barbora Krejcikova won in straight sets over Haddad Maia, the No. 7 seed.

That set the stage for Krejickova to win her first U.S.-based title.

Kjecjikova is not on the entry list, so it looks as if the last back-to-back San Diego champion will continue to be Maria Sharapova, who won the event in 2006 and 2007. Venus Williams, Steffi Graf, Jennifer Capriati, and Tracy Austin are the other repeat winners in San Diego.

What Next?

There will be some more star power in the next couple of events held in the U.S. as the world’s top players will converge on Indian Wells, California, and Miami for the WTA 1000 events in March, with a smaller event being held in Charleston, South Carolina when it comes to the upcoming tennis schedule.

After those tournaments, the clay-court events take over leading into the French Open.

Haddad Maia is priced at +3300 in the French Open outrights with Pegula coming in with +5000 odds to win the next Grand Slam event on the tennis calendar.

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