Australian Open Day 3 Womens Tennis Preview, Tips And Betting
Australian gambling followers who followed our womens tennis betting tips for Day 2 of the Australian Open saw the rivers running green with three of our four best bets getting the nod at odds of over $6, and our fourth tip narrowly going down in three sets after losing the first set in a tie breaker at odds of $2.80.
Of course the big news story of the day was Alicia Molik’s stunning performance to draw on the crowd support and take it to three sets against Roberta Vinci. Molik was sent out a $3.80 outsider in the betting and while we couldn’t declare her a best bet, she was overs and would have been unpatriotic not to have something on her at those odds.
Not sure how deep she can go in the tournament, but she is definitely one who plays above herself with the home ground advantage.
Australian Open Day 3 sees round 2 of the womens draw in action and with some form on the board now, we should be able to sort the apples from the oranges and find a few to follow today.
Day 2 Australian Open prices are quoted from this morning’s Iasbet womens tennis markets.
Australian Open Day 3 Womes Singles Matches
Rod Laver Arena
- Jusitne Henin is a prohibitive $1.02 to beat Elena Baltacha ($13.00)
- Venus Williams is a similar red hot $1.04 favourite to beat Sandra Zahlavova ($10.50)
- Crowd favourite and troubled talent Jelena Dokic is $2.25 against Czech player Barbora Zahlovova Strycova ($1.64)
- Top seed Caroline Wozniacki is $1.03 to steamroll Vania King ($12.00)
- Virginia Razzano is unwanted in the betting at $3.55 to beat $1.29 favourite Maria Sharapova
Margaret Court Arena
- Andrea Hlavackova ($13.00) is given no hope of upsetting number 8 seed Victoria Azarenka at $1.02
- Canada’s Rebecca Marino is rated a $3.65 chance to beat Francesca Schiavone at $1.28
- Chinese favourite and 9th seed Na Li is an unbackable $1.04 to beat Russian Evgeniya Rodina
Show Court 2
- Arantxa Rus ($7.60) is given little hope of upsetting Svetlana Kuznetsova at $1.08
- Vesna Manasieva ($7.80) is given similar hopes against number 15 seed Marion Bartoli who is $1.08
Show Court 3
- Yanina Wickmayer is $1.25 favourite to beat Anastasija Sevastova ($3.90)
- Anna Keothavong is a $6.50 chance to beat German Andrea Petkovic ($1.11)
Show Court 6
- Tsvetana Pironkova is flip of coin odds at $1.90 to beat Monica Niculescu who is also $1.90
Show Court 8
- 20th seed Kaia Kanepi is a $2.00 outsider to beat favourite Julia Goerges at $1.80
Show Court 18
- Regina Kulikova is a warm $1.30 favourite to beat South African Chanelle Scheepers ($3.50)
- Alberta Brianti is rated a $5.20 chance to upset Dominika Cibulkova at $1.16
Australian Open Day 3 Matches To Bet On
With fewer games to bet on the selected matches to bet on become clear cut.
Jelena Dokic at $2.55 to beat Barbora Zahlovova Strycova
Enigmatic Dokic still has a warm spot in the hearts of Australians and they will turn out in force tonight to help lift her over the line on Rod Laver Arena. Crippled by her fathers dominance when younger and then later her own self belief and fitness, a more mature Dokic looked impressive in round 1 beating Zuzana Ondraskova in straight sets. A 2009 quarter finalist here she will have her work cut out for her as Zahlovova Strycova has been in good form in Brisbane and the Sydney, but Zahlovova Strycova has struggled on the big stage in grand slams and she has never made it past the second round her in Melbourne.
Anastasija Sevastova at $3.90 to roll $1.25 favourite Yanina Wickmayer
Our bolters odds tip of the day is $3.90 outsider Anastasija Sevastova to beat Yanina Wickmayer. Although Wickmayer has a 1:0 head to head record against Sevastova it was on grass 2 years ago and Wickmayer struggled in the first round against unheralded aussie Jarmila Groth who took her to 3 sets. Sevastova on the other hand showed no signs of the chest infection which forced her out of the Hobart and Auckland tournaments when beating Slovakia’s Polona Hercog in round 1 in straight sets. Toward the end of last year Sevastova scored good wins on hard courts over Sam Stosur and Nadia Petrova, while Wickmayer has largely struggled against higher ranked opponents. Want this finished in two sets.
Tsvetana Pironkova at $1.90 to beat Monica Niculescu
Flip of the coin odds here for two players which have met 3 times before. Pironkova has the advantage having won 2 of those contests and having won the only match they’ve played on hard courts. Pironkova comes in to this off a round 1 battle against Pauline Parmentier where after winning the first set she was taken to 3 sets. Niculescu on the other hand smashed Timea Baczsinszky 6/0 6/3 in straight sets, hence the $1.90 quote despite their history. Niculescu however has only once prior made it through to the second round here in Melbourne, while Pironkova has been a consistent second round performer. Pironkova’s best performance was of course making it though to the semi finals at last years Wimbledon beating Venus Williams on the way. That sort of form should see her winning this.
Kaia Kanepi at $2.00 to beat Julia Goerges
Another of those strange markets that we saw yesterday. Kanepi is the world ranked number 21 player while Goerges is ranked 38 and Kanepi has the better of the head to head record beating Goerges in Sydney in 2008 on hard court in straight sets. Both girls were taken to 3 sets in their first round matches. Goerges has had her prospects falsely elevated by a good showing in Auckland where she went through to the semi finals, but she has never bettered a second round effort here in Melbourne while Kanepi has a 2009 3rd round performance to here name here. Although Kanepi hasn’t had a stack of recent tennis her 2010 quarter final performance at the US Open is testament to her ability. Will probably be a close game but given the fact Kanepi should be favourite, and there is a clear class advantage to her then we have to be on at the odds.