Odds are hitting the sportsbook exchange as the tournament prepares to make its debut at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego on Monday, October 10.
San Diego Open Tournament Information
- Location: Barnes Tennis Center
- Starting Day:
- Ending Day (Finals):
- Streaming: Live Stream Sports.
Who is playing in this WTA 500 hard court tournament, newly added to the WTA calendar? And where are the value bets on the WTA Tennis odds board?
Read on as we preview some of the players and their tennis betting odds in anticipation of their Southern Californian Open campaign. It’s a star-studded list that’s going to be attending this week, promising a debut to remember.
Southern Californian Open Betting Preview
Top Contender: Swiatek the Player to Beat
Iga Swiatek is competing at the Ostrava open (at the time of writing) and potentially closing in on her eighth title of the season; that’s assuming she makes the final this Sunday.
Should Swiatek honor her commitment to participate in this WTA 500 event, there is no doubt that she’ll be the top favorite on the WTA San Diego Open Odds.
Swiatek is through to the semis in Ostrava, two wins away from winning the title
The kind of dominance Swiatek is displaying hasn’t been seen on the WTA Tour in some time. Swiatek is through to the semis in Ostrava, two wins away from winning the title. She beat American Caty McNally in the quarterfinals to record her 59th win of the season.
Contenders: Badosa, Sabalenka, Garcia
Some of the top contenders preparing to descend on San Diego include Paula Badosa, Aryna Sabalenka, Caroline Garcia, Daria Kasatkina and Veronika Kudermetova.
This group is seeded for the tournament and depending on where they fall in the draw, it will either bolster their chances and, in turn, their tennis betting odds.
Of these contenders, two practically leap off the page: Garcia and Kudermetova. The pair are in form right now and have enjoyed some of their best results on hard courts.
Garcia won the Cincinnati Open, coming through as a qualifier to win the title. She backed up her credentials with a semi-final run at the US Open. The Frenchwoman recently reached the R16 of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.
Kudermetova is coming off a semi-final appearance at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Japan. Although she has no titles to her credit this season, she’s enjoyed some stellar results, including quarterfinal appearance at Roland Garros and a R16 appearance at the US Open this year.
Fellow Russian Kasatkina is a dangerous floater in this group. Kasatkina has two titles to her credit this year, one of which she won in California during her US Open preparations. The Russian hasn’t played since succumbing to a first round upset at Flushing Meadows. She’s a streaky player and one that could shake things up in the draw,
American Contenders: Pegula and Goff
Americans Jessica Pegula and Coco Gauff carry the hopes of their nation into San Diego, where the pair will be seeded in the draw. They’re also the best hope for a homegrown champion and as such worth a tickle for your tennis picks.
World No. 6 Pegula is coming off a quarterfinal appearance at the US Open – her third quarterfinals at a grand slam this year after reaching the final eight at the Australian Open and French Open. She’s 35-17 on the season. If there’s one thing that’s missing on Pegula’s resume this year, it’s a title. It’s somewhat surprising that her efforts haven’t yielded a trophy yet.
World No. 8 Gauff is having a banner season and she’s only 18 years old. She reached her maiden grand slam final at the French Open and put together a 34-17 record this season. Not unlike Pegula, she has no titles to show for her incredible efforts this year to reach a career-high ranking of No. 8.
Dark Horse: 2019 US Open Champion Andreescu
The 2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu is one of the players to spot on the WTA San Diego Open Odds board this week. Andreescu has accepted a wild card into the event as she continues her comeback trail this season.
2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu is one of the players to spot on the WTA San Diego Open Odds board this week.
The 22-year-old Canadian is 16-10 on the season and coming off a R32 exit at the US Open, lost to Carolina Garcia 6-3, 6-2.
Andreescu has shown signs of finding the form that led to her maiden grand slam title three years ago; however, she’s still trying to string together wins from tournament to tournament.
A smaller WTA 500 event like the San Diego tournament could be the perfect place for her to flourish.Follow us on Twitter