WTA futures odds allow you to place bets on future matches, even Grand Slam matches like the French Open, or Wimbledon. WTA odds update all year long based on how each player performs, so they’re always changing to reflect who has the best chance to win big.
Women’s tennis is an exciting sport upon which gamblers around the world love to place wagers, particularly the multiple major tennis tournaments and all of the juicy WTA odds that come included. Go to any online sportsbook and you’ll find a section replete with futures depending on the competition level, including the four major Grand Slam tournaments up year-round. This gives tennis bettors many exciting opportunities to place advantage wagers at any time of the year.
The best thing about a Futures bet is the potential for a big payout, like a parlay. Tennis fans often cash 10 to 1, 20 to 1, and even 30 to 1 or greater tickets by making prudent bets on tournament titles and tennis matches, which means their total prize money increases drastically if they win.
The four Grand Slams that are up year-round are the:
The Australian Open is in January, the French Open is in May, Wimbledon is in July, and the US Open is in September. This means that tennis bettors can get non-stop action all year during the tennis season.
With popular players such as Serena Williams often dominating the public money (casual bettors), there is value in lesser-known players who have yet to ascend to superstardom. This gives tennis bettors a great opportunity to make money when placing a smart futures bet.
Let’s take a look at how to read WTA Futures odds. Taking a look at the 2023 Women’s Australian Open, world number one Iga Swiatek is one of the betting favorites at +185.
This means if you placed a $100 wager on Swiatek, and she wins the tournament, you win $185. This is a smaller return than most future wagers and shows Swiatek’s dominance over the field.
For example, the next highest of the betting favorites is Aryna Sabalenka at +1200. If you were to make an original wager on Aryna Sabalenka, your hundred dollars would return $1,200 if Sabalenka were to lift the trophy.
When looking at tennis betting odds, an American tennis gambler can calculate the payout in multiples of 100 at U.S. sportsbooks. That means when wagering on a tennis event such as the Australian Open, the amount of money you win is based on the WTA odds, plus the original amount of your wager. In our earlier example with Aryna Sabalenka, if she wins the tournament, you will win $1,200 but the payout would be $1,300 because your original $100 would be returned to you as well.
Having a wager with a large return makes following the tennis scores fun. It can make any tournament more exciting to know you have the potential for a huge payout if your original wager with attractive tennis odds is correct.
The US Open is one of the most popular tournaments for tennis bettors to make Futures wagers. The tournament gives you plenty of betting options when looking to find the winner of this prestigious tournament.
Last year’s champion, Iga Swiatek is the current betting favorite. Her odds are +200 which means a $100 wager would have a potential payout of $300. The US Open is a hard-court tournament. Beginning in July there is a North American swing in which the tennis players play on hard courts for 2 months. This leads to the culmination of the North American swing, the US Open.
Tennis bettors can watch the lead in tournaments to see who is playing the best going into the US Open. This gives us plenty of betting options to find players who could be undervalued and find their form at the right time with the opportunity for a huge potential payout.
The French Open played in Roland Garros is a tournament that begins in late May. Its middle weekend is Memorial Day weekend for Americans. It culminates in the first week of June.
The women are competing for the premier clay court trophy on the WTA tour. The French Open has been in existence since 1891 and it is the pinnacle of clay court excellence.
When looking at your online sportsbook, the tennis odds are presented as multiples of 100. For example, Coco Gauff is +1400. That is equivalent to receiving 14 to 1 odds on a $100 wager.
When betting on the French Open, the results of the European clay swing tournaments going into the French Open can be predictive of success at Roland Garros. For example, the WTA Premier event in Rome the week before the French Open has a clay court surface that plays strikingly similar to how the slow clay plays at Roland Garros. Be careful to not overvalue the results of the clay tournament in Madrid because the high altitude and thinner clay plays quicker than the thicker, slower clay of Roland Garros.
A good thing to look for when betting on a clay court tournament is to find a consistent player such as Maria Sakkari. The slower clay makes it harder for players to hit winners. Therefore, a defensive style that minimizes unforced errors is the optimum strategy to use when playing on clay.
The tennis betting market is fairly sharp due to the fact that this is still a niche sport amongst American bettors. Therefore, the market moves are usually sharp and it can be valuable to make your tennis betting futures early before other sharp bettors move the line.
Online sportsbooks usually have odds for the four Grand Slam events up year-round. For example, right after the 2022 US Open ended, you could place a Futures wager on the 2023 US Open. This is an example of how the long term events of the WTA schedule provide great opportunities for bettors.
Once the event gets closer, and the draw is revealed, there are other Futures bets you can make. A market that sharp bettors like to target is the stage of elimination. By looking at the draw and the individual matchups bettors can predict in which round a player will be eliminated. These are very specific wagers, but for that reason, they can also offer a potentially big payout.
Sometimes it’s hard to tell who’s going to win the tournament, but the tennis betting market will offer wagers on the two players to reach the final. Once again, because this is a very specific bet, the payout can be lucrative.
One of the most popular ones is to win the quarter. In a Grand Slam, 128 women are entered, so each quarter has 32 people. The winners of each quarter become the semifinalists. This is a great bet because we can read the draw and see which woman should have a good chance to make a semifinal appearance. Oftentimes, some players struggle in finals of events, but reaching the quarter-finals is a safer option when backing a young, up-and-coming player.
As well as betting to win the Grand Slams, tennis bettors have the option to place wagers on all tournaments. Usually, the odds are announced 2-3 days before the tournament begins, usually coinciding with the announcement of the draw. This gives bettors an opportunity to make wagers on all the lead-in tournaments to the Grand Slam events. Tennis bettors can target large payouts every week of the season.
What are the biggest WTA tournaments?
The four Grand Slam tournaments are the biggest professional tennis tournaments in the WTA. They are the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open. The year-end WTA Finals, Indian Wells, and Miami are also huge tournaments that give us great Futures betting options. Who are the top female tennis players in the world?
The top female professional tennis players in the world are Iga Swiatek, Ons Jabeur, Jessica Pegula, Caroline Garcia, Aryna Sabalenka, Maria Sakkari, Coco Gauff, Daria Kasatkina, Simona Halep, Paula Badosa, and Jelena Ostapenko. Who is the favorite to win the 2023 US Open Women’s Championship?
Iga Swiatek is the current betting favorite at tennis odds of +200 How do you read the Wimbledon odds?
A quick look at the Wimbledon 2022 odds before the tournament was played will show you that Iga Swiatek was the favorite at +350. This means that a $100 bet on I would have won $350, 3.5 to 1 odds. Who has won the most Grand Slams?
Margaret Court has won the most Grand Slams at 24. Serena Williams is second on the list. Williams leads in Grand Slams in the “Open Era” which started in 1968. Serena Williams has won 23 Grand Slams.