WTA Dubai 2020 Betting Tips, Odds, and Predictions
The latest edition of the WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships starts on Monday, February 17. It is set to feature several top-ranked players, all of whom enjoyed a decent run in the Australian Open. With Sunshine Doubles right around the corner, the WTA Dubai 2020 serves as a good training ground for all the players looking to build some momentum. The competition also marks the return of former World No.1, a 4-time Grand Slam Champion Kim Clijsters. In this article, we will give you the WTA Dubai 2020 betting tips, predictions, and odds for the major women’s matches.
WTA Dubai 2020 Final Betting Tips
Simona Halep – a former WTA Dubai champion, will meet Elena Rybakina in the final of the tournament. Mentioned below are our betting tips; you can also find the full preview for the final here.
|Rybakina to win||2.20||Betway|
|Over 19.5 games in the match||1.77||Betway|
|Halep to win||1.60||10CRIC|
WTA Dubai 2020 1st Round Betting Tips
Kim Clijsters vs. Garbine Muguruza: Over 16.5 games in the match, 1.57 with Betway
Belinda Bencic vs. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova: Over 20.5 games in the match, 1.70 with 10CRIC
Sofia Kenin vs. Elena Rybakina: Kenin to win, 1.36 with LeoVegas
Maria Sakkari vs. Aryna Sabalenka: Over 17.5 games in the match, 1.40 with LeoVegas
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Playing Field and Draw Analysis
The top two seeds – Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova – will enjoy a bye into the second round. Kiki Bertens also withdrew from the competition before the start, leaving the field open for one lucky loser.
Simona Halep, who is fresh from her run in the Australian Open, will be hoping to kick-start her title collection in Dubai. It is a competition she is familiar with, having won the title once in 2014. The Romanian was also a quarter-finalist last season. Considering Halep’s recent form, she looked particularly impressive in Melbourne as she stormed into the semifinal with ease. While she ultimately succumbed to Garbine Muguruza, there were positive signs that the 28-year-old will soon return to the top.
Halep is placed in the same bracket as Aryna Sabalenka – the young Belarusian with a menacing strike and an imposing form. She has been working relentlessly since the start of the season, with appearances in Shenzhen and Adelaide. Despite her shocking first-round defeat to Carla Suarez Navarro in Melbourne, Sabalenka is more than capable of causing ripples in Dubai.
To make things more interesting, Ukrainian No. 1 Elina Svitolina is in the same half as these two big guns. Unlike other players in the field in Dubai, she has been rather sloppy off late. Early exits in Brisbane and the Australian Open didn’t make her case. In the Hua Hin Championships, she was primed to win the title as the top seed but was stopped abruptly and shockingly by the Japanese Nao Hibino in the quarterfinal.
Svitolina can potentially meet either Kim Clijsters or Garbine Muguruza in the quarterfinal. On one hand, Muguruza is sailing high on momentum, driven by her runner-up feat in the Australian Open. That was Muguruza’s first major feat in well over two years. Having rediscovered her form, other players will need to look out for her. The Spaniard, when at her best, can easily topple top seeds and pave her way to victory. Standing in her way is Clijsters, who is making a return to the tour after seven years in retirement.
Clijsters – a four-time Grand Slam winner and former World No. 1, has a lot of experience under her belt. But the real challenge for the 36-year-old will be to keep with the energy levels of these youngsters on the tour. Muguruza and Clijsters will collide in the first round, in what is set to be a mouth-watering match.
The bottom half isn’t as precarious as the top half. Defending champion Belinda Bencic is back in Dubai to defend her title. Like Sabalenka, she has been working hard but efforts haven’t been that fruitful. Early exits in Adelaide, Melbourne, and the St. Petersburg Trophy may have dampened her momentum, but the Swiss is a player capable of quick comeback.
From a threat perspective, the only real challenge standing in her way is World No. 3 Karolina Pliskova, who is looking to bag her second title of the season. With a winning run in Brisbane followed by some slowdown in Melbourne, she is back in action, ready to roar again. The Czech has a fairly easy bracket ahead of her with no real difficulties. She will have to look out for Sofia Kenin – the Australian Open winner who took the tour by storm in Melbourne. Petra Martic and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova may surprise a bit but that is to be seen.
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