Tuesday, 14 January 2020

WTA HOBART: 2020

WTA HOBART

Linette V Davis Over 22.5 Games @ 2.210 Pinnacle 

Davis leads the head to head 2-1 although they have not met since 2015 and both have improved since those days, neither player possesses a huge amount of power but are both consistent which leads me to think this match will be more of a scrap. History shows one three-set matches and another that covered this spread over 2 sets.


Saturday, 4 January 2020

WTA BRISBANE: RISKE V MUCHOVA Over 22.5 Games @ 2.27 MarathonBet

WTA BRISBANE

RISKE V MUCHOVA Over 22.5 Games @ 2.27 MarathonBet 

Ranked 18 and 21 respectively, they met twice last season and both matches went three sets and had 30 games and 28 games, Muchova is the more likely winner here having played a bit of competitive tennis in the Czech league in the week before Xmas and she has a better record on hard courts but I expect Riske to keep it close and take it to three sets. 

SAKKARI V OSAKA - Over 21.5 Games @ 2.13 MarathonBet 

Ranked 23 and 3 respectively, three meetings between the pair and two of thWTA BRISose meetings have gone to three sets, total games were 26, 22 and 26 with Osaka leading the head to head 2-1 

KENIN V SEVASTOVA - Over 21.5 Games @ 2.06 MarathonBet 

Ranked 14 and 27 respectively, met once last year and match went to three sets with a total game total of 28 with Kenin coming through. Kenin has the more power and better serve but Sevastova has greater variation and again this should be tight with Kenin coming through in three. 

PAVLYUCHENKOVA V KVITOVA - Over 21.5 Games @ 2.03 MarathonBet 

Ranked 31 and 7 respectively Kvitova leads the head to head 7-4 and out of those games only once has this points spread not been covered and that was on clay. The danger is Kvitova can blow anyone off the court if she is on form and she does like this part of the world so I expect her to play well but I am happy to go with the head to head record.

Pictured: Alison Riske

Friday, 3 January 2020

WTA Brisbane 2020: SCHMIEDLOVA V TOMOVA

WTA BRISBANE 

SCHMIEDLOVA V TOMOVA

Back over 21.5 Games @ 21-20 Marathon Bet 

Schmiedlova has played Tomova twice and both matches went to three sets 26 and 32 games in total with one win apiece albeit they were both on clay and back in 2017. They are ranked 134 and 148 respectively and have very similar profiles. Records on hard courts reads 95-75 Schmiedlova and Tomova 97-55. I favour Tomova to get the win here but Schmiedlova to keep it close and hence going for over 21.5 games in the match.

Related post: Anna Kournikova Tennis Earnings & Net Worth

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Anna Kournikova Tennis Earnings & Net Worth

Anna Kournikova Tennis Earnings
I must admit, all those years ago, I had little interest in women's tennis. I had even less interest in those brutish ace-bashing men. 

It must be a very long time ago when Anna Kournikova picked up a tennis racquet to start her professional tennis career. It may sound a bit sexist, but men being men, I was struck by her beautify before her ample tennis skills. In fact, such was her popularity with fans searching for her images on the internet that her name became one of the most common search strings on Google Search. 

The Russian beauty may have never won singles titles she became one of the best-known tennis players in the world. She had success ranking 8th best in the world in 2000. She was a world no 1 in the doubles partnering Martina Hinges to win four major championships. This included Grand Slam titles in Australia (1999, 2002), WTA Championships in 1999 and 2000. The pair were known as the ''Spice Girls'' of tennis. 

In a short-lived career, Kournikova retired from tennis at the age of 21 due to serious back and spinal problems (including a herniated disk).  

These days she plays the occasional exhibition match and resides at Miami Beach, Florida, USA. She has lived in America since 1989. 

In addition, she has been popular on TV including The Biggest Loser. Series 12 she was a new trainer replacing Jillian Michaels. However, she didn't return for series 13.

Also, serving as a Global Ambassador for Population Services Internationals ''Five & Alive'' program which addresses health crises facing children under 5 years of age and their families. 

A few facts about Anna Kournikova you didn't know:

Her father, Sergei, is a doctor and was a professor at the University of Physical Culture and Sport in Moscow. 

Her younger brother, Alan, is a youth gold world champion. 

Anna Kournikova received her first tennis racquet as a New Year's gift in 1986, at the age of 5. 

She said, "I played two times a week from age six. It was a children's program. And it was just for fun; my parents didn't know I was going to play professionally, they just wanted me to do something because I had lots of energy. It was only when I started playing well at seven that I went to a professional academy. I would go to school, and then my parents would take me to the club, and I'd spend the rest of the day there just having fun with the kids."

After arriving in America in 1989, she became prominent on the tennis scene. At 14, she won the European Championships and the Italian Open Junior Tournament. By the end of the year, she was crowned ITF Junior World Champion  U-18. 

In 1995, (aged 14) she received a wildcard entry and making her debut in the WTA Tour in Russia, the Moscow Ladies Open, qualifying but knocked out in the second round to third seed Sabine Applemans.    

1998 - 2000 saw Kournikova reach the pinnacle of her career when breaking into the top 20 rankings of the WTA (16).   By the end of 1999, she was ranked 12th in the World (WTA). 

In 2001 - 2003, her career was dominated by injury. 

Her total prize earning stand at $3,584,662

Her net worth $50 Million. 

Guest post: Jason Coote

Friday, 18 October 2019

A Beginners Guide to Betting on Tennis


Mark is taking a short break so I'm writing a few general posts. 

I run a number of websites related to gambling, horse racing, and sports betting. I have worked with Mark who is a full-time professional tennis trader for a couple of years. To be honest, I have zero understanding of tennis let alone betting. My area of speciality is two-year-old horse racing which I am an authority. But tennis! Well, I didn't even know the key players in women's tennis. 

I have followed the blog [wtapro] since its creation and I have watched and learned. Have I bet on the information? No. Why? Because I am a true novice when it comes to trading and with my own niche betting I really haven't got time to dip my toe into the pond. I am sure many gamblers are the same with a lack of time to think beyond their speciality. 

Mark is a consummate professional and I am pleased to say this little blog features in the top ranking on Google search engine for many keywords. That is all to do with the quality of the information on this platform. 

I am always trying to push the blog onwards and upwards but it is one of those things that simply happen over the months and years. 

Anyway, if you have experience of betting on tennis then you are welcome to leave a comment or even write a guest post. 

Monday, 30 September 2019

Pro Tennis Trader: WTA Beijing (2019)


WTA BEIJING 

MUCHOVA (1.82) V KEYS (2.18)

Both have been in good form lately, Muchova winning in Seoul dropping just one set on her way to the title and Keys Winning Cincinnati before reaching the last 16 at the US Open before losing to Svitolina and the reaching the QF at Osaka normally I would favour Keys here but the act she retired from her last match to Kerber leaves me favouring Muchova and I am happy to back her. 

BACK MUCHOVA @ 1.82 EXIT 1.30 

MERTENS (2.04) V MARTIC (1.90) 

Mertens leads the head to head 1-0, Mertens 21-12 hard court record this season compared to Martic 13-10, both players have been in decent form and I favour three sets here or at least two tight sets. 

BACK MERTENS 2.04 LAY 1.60 USE GREEN ACCUMULATED TO LAY THE FIRST SET WINNER @ 1.30 EXIT 1.80 

TOMLJANOVIC (2.24) V RISKE (1.73)

Tomljanovic leads the head to head 2-, Riske has been in brilliant form last week reaching the final at Wuhan but it is always tough trying to follow that up and Tomljanovic hits the ball flat and hard and sometimes Riske can struggle, in the head to head all matches have gone to three sets and if Riske wins the first set then I will be looking to lay at a price around the 1.30 mark at any point during the first set. 

LAY RISKE 1.73 RELAY 1.30 EXIT 2.40 1.80 

KERBER (1.52) V HERCOG (2.72) 

Kerber leads the head to head 5-2, Kerber coming back into form and Hercog continues with her struggles on hard courts this season 

BACK KERBER 1.52 REBACK 2.20 EXIT 1.20 1.70 

PETKOVIC (6.2) V OSAKA (1.17) 

Petkovic leads the head to head 1-0, Osaka should come through but has played a lot of tennis lately and Osaka is far too short a starting price here so is a very low liability lay here. 

LAY OSAKA 1.17 EXIT 1.30

Thursday, 26 September 2019

PRO TENNIS TRADER: WTA WUHAN (2019)


WTA WUHAN 

KVITOVA (1.65) V YASTREMSKA (2.48) 

Both players have been in decent form with season records of 22-7 for Kvitova and 19-10 for Yastremska. I feel that Kvitova will come through here as she may just be able to overpower the youngster with her hard flat hitting. Yastremska is incredibly aggressive on her return of serve and will put pressure on Kvitova’s serve but I expect her to come through but want a higher price before backing her. 

BACK KVITOVA 2.0+ EXIT 1.30

Monday, 23 September 2019

Pro Tennis Trader: WTA WUHAN (2019)


WTA WUHAN

HSIEH (2.50) V KUZNETSOVA (1.62) 

Kuznetsova leads the head to head 2-0, Hsieh has great variety and will get Kuznetsova moving around the court and this could expose what is becoming a bit of a weakness. She was impressive in beating Wozniacki in her first match here. 

LAY KUZNETSOVA 1.62 RELAY 1.20 EXIT 2.35 - 1.55 

RISKE (1.82) V PUIG (2.16) 

Puig leads the head to head 2-0, Puig tends to overpower Riske who is very consistent but lacks the power to be able to dictate matches and Puig although not having a great season was impressive in beating Kerber in her first match here. 

BACK PUIG 2.16 REBACK 3.50 EXIT 1.45 - 2.80 

MUGURUZA (1.96) V SVITOLINA (1.96) 

Svitolina leads the head to head 5-4 but on hard courts, it becomes 5-2, Svitolina has been in better form this season on hard courts as shown by her 24-12 record compared to Muguruza 18-10. Svitolina does not really have a weakness in her game and I fancy her to overcome Muguruza who is becoming increasingly inconsistent. 

LAY MUGURUZA 1.96 EXIT 2.80 

WTA TASHKENT

PARMENTIER (2.26) V KRUNIC (1.72) 

Parmentier leads the head to head 1-0, Krunic has been in awful form on hard courts this season with a 2-9 win-loss record and Parmentier can come through here if her serve is working well. 

LAY KRUNIC 1.72 - EXIT 2.70

Monday, 16 September 2019

Pro Tennis Trader: WTA Osaka (2019)


WTA OSAKA 

HIBINO (1.57) V FLINK (2.68) 

Hibino won last week in Hiroshima but will find it very difficult to follow up this week and against a very competent opponent on hard courts, I feel she is a good value lay here. 

LAY HIBINO 1.57 EXIT 2.50 

MUGURUZA (1.82) V HSIEH (2.20) 

Hsieh leads the head to head 1-0 winning at the Australian Open in 2018, she has the variation to cause problems to a lot of players Muguruza being one of them as she can expose her movement. Muguruza has not won a match since the French Open so she has to be a lay here. 

LAY MUGURUZA 1.82 EXIT 2.80 

GIBBS (3.20) V KERBER (1.40) 

Gibbs is a very consistent player who can sometimes get overpowered on court, Kerber is in such poor form at the minute she has to be opposed especially against a consistent defensively sound opponent and she has not won a game since the first round at Wimbledon and looks like she cannot wait for the season to finish 

LAY KERBER 1.40 EXIT 2.20 

SEOUL WTA

HERCOG (1.90) V BOGDAN (2.08) 

Hercog leads the head to head 1-0 but that was on clay 10 years ago so fairly irrelevant, Hercog needs to use this end of season weaker events to get herself some more ranking points that way she will be less dependent on having such a stellar season on the clay, She should be able to overpower Bodgan here but I do want a higher price before backing Hercog. 

BACK HERCOG 2.30 + EXIT 1.50 HON (2.48) 

V BUZARNESCU (1.64) 

Buzarnescu has had a bit of a horror season but looked like she was coming back into form a little bit in reaching the semi-final at Hiroshima before losing in three sets to eventual winner Hibino, She desperately needs a strong finish to this season to climb back in the rankings. 

BACK BUZARNESCU 2.0 EXIT 1.30

Scores/Schedules

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Pro Tennis Trading: WTA Nanchang 2019

Pro Tennis Trading: WTA Nanchang 2019
WTA NANCHANG 

PETERSON (2.06) V LINETTE (1.91) 

Peterson leads the head to head 1-0. Peterson is the more powerful player but Linette is nicely in form so it should be a close match here. Peterson has a far better record on hard courts 115-56 compared to Linette 139-105 

LAY LINETTE IF SHE HITS 1.60 DURING THE FIRST SET OR AT 1.20 IF SHE WINS THE FIRST SET, EXIT 2.20 

WTA ZHENGZHOU

ZHENG (2.56) V RISKE (1.64) 

Riske leads the head to head 4-2 but on hard courts, it becomes 2-2 with Zheng both the last two meetings. Zheng record this season is 12 -10 compared to Riske 16-12 and both are similar players in that they don’t possess hugely powerful groundstrokes but Riske likes to stay int he points and force her opponent to make the mistakes whereas Zheng is slightly more attacking and I feel that will be the difference today and favour Zheng to come through. 

LAY RISKE 1.64 - RELAY 1.15 - EXIT 2.30 1.40