Samatha who? WTA Charleston betting has become a whole lot more interesting with the emergence of Samatha Stosur, the hard-hitting Australian who has the power and poise to threaten the global domination of the Williams sisters. The Family Circle Cup has fast become a spiritual home for the young Aussie and she will be a key player in WTA Charleston betting during 2011.
While Britain shivers under the blankets in early April, in South Carolina the sun shines and the tennis betting is hot.
Betting on WTA Charleston repeat win for Stosur offers value for money from not just your UK-based bookie, but any online bookmaker.
The Australian showed she is capable of winning on most surfaces by reaching the final in Paris at the year’s second grand slam event, although her subsequent early exit from Wimbledon suggested there is much work to be done before she can become a certain for your next WTA Charleston betting success again.
Betting on WTA Charleston success for Stosur alone, however, does little to acknowledge the strength in depth on the women’s tour and 2010 runner-up Vera Svonareva may be worth a look for a run to the final again, especially with the number of free bets on offer from your online bookmaker.
But of course, WTA Charleston betting is not restricted to the singles event .
Liezel Huber and Nadia Petrova defeated Vania King and Michaella Krajicek 6-3, 6-4 in the doubles final of 2010 and betting on the WTA Charleston event is wide open in the pairs with no partnership winning more than one staging of the tournament.
Indeed, since 2004 no woman has managed a repeat success and with winners as diverse as Sabine Lisicki, Serena Williams, Jelena Jankovic, Nadia Petrova, Justine Henin and Venus Williams in recent years, your WTA Charleston betting offers wide opportunities for those bold with their predictions – especially if you take advantage of the free bet on offer through the internet with your online bookmaker.
The tournament was first held in 1973 and in the early days, betting on WTA Charleston success for any player other than Chris Evert would have been foolish.
The ice-cool American won the tournament eight times, and although American Rosemary Casals was the first winner, from then on, betting on WTA Charleston success for anyone other than Evert was folly.
However, as we have already noted, if you’re seeking best value from your WTA Charleston bets, the pairs competition may offer the best scope.
Petrova has been part of a winning team for the past two years, but such is the scope for your bet on the WTA Charleston that it is wise to look towards those players at the pinnacle of their power when seeking success with Tennis betting .
In nearly 30 years of tournament play, only six champions of the Family Circle Cup never won (or have not yet won) a Grand Slam singles title during their careers. They were Rosie Casals (1973), Amanda Coetzer (1998), Nadia Petrova (2006), Jelena Jankovic (2007), Sabine Lisicki (2009), and Stosur this year.
The courageous predictor of outcomes may look at Stosur again in 2011, but there are a merry succession of tournaments to come before your WTA Charleston bet is placed.
The Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, have both enjoyed success at the tournament in recent years and are worth a look when you place your bet on WTA Charleston success.
WTA Charleston betting on British success may be but a forlorn hope as the likes of Elena Baltacha and Laura Robson struggle to find their feet and form on the women’s tour.
But there is a history. Virginia Wade ensured her place in British sporting folklore in 1977 with a Wimbledon singles’ victory against Holland’s Betty Stove – bringing the house down at SW19.
But way back in 1975 she showed there was success to be had with a bet on WTA Charleston success for the Brits with a win, in partnership with Australia’s Evonne Goolagong Cawley, in the doubles event with a three-set win against Casals and Russian Olga Morozova.
It may be a while before WTA Charleston betting reaps such a similar reward. Predictions of a repeat British success appear wildly optimistic – but there has to be hope.