Madison Keys is a strong play with WTA Guadalajara odds following a huge performance at the US Open earlier this month.
The American hops across the border in the hopes of success, and bettors get generous odds.
Ons Jabeur is the tournament favorite in what is an open market.
Form Returns for Keys
After making the US Open semifinals at Flushing Meadows, Keys should be full of confidence.
She has gone through a tough time in her career with injuries and poor performances, but there is still time for the 28-year-old to produce her best on the court.
We thought she looked home against Aryna Sabalenka in the semifinal, especially after winning the first set 6-0. However, she lost her nerve, and her serve, and was beaten 6-0, 7-6, 7-6, in a heartbreaker.
Madison Keys was in tears during her press conference after her loss to Aryna Sabalenka:
“I think everyone at the start of the tournament would be really excited to be in the semis. Right now, it sucks. I just think being able to take this & turn it into a positive is really… pic.twitter.com/BSyJH3mXOD
— The Tennis Letter (@TheTennisLetter) September 8, 2023
WTA Guadalajara lines have her on the second line at +900. There has been solid support at the sportsbook, and we expect her odds to firm throughout the week.
She is almost back inside the WTA top 10, so Keys is a player worth following over the next few weeks, including at Guadalajara.
Tennis Pick: Madison Keys (+900)
Top Seed Eyes Fifth Title
Despite being the top-ranked player in the tournament, Jabeur has only five WTA titles to her name.
The Tunisian has done most of her work at the Grand Slam level, making the final at Wimbledon in 2022 and 2023 and also the 2022 US Open.
However, she has already won two titles in 2023, so the WTA Guadalajara betting markets could be right in making her the +800 favorite.
She played the San Diego Open following a poor showing at the US Open, and she was beaten in straight sets by Anastasia Potapova, who is a rising Russian player.
That would have been disappointing for the top seed, but she can make amends, and cash in for betting online players this week.
Tennis Pick: Ons Jabeur (+800)
Back Bencic to Win
The Swiss 26-year-old seems older because her professional career started when she was 14. She won the Newcomer of the Year title and made it to the US Open quarterfinals when she was 17.
With eight career WTA titles on her record, she has more experience at winning than Jabeur, and her odds of +1500 can’t be ignored.
She might have slipped out of the world’s top 10 to 15th, but she is a former world No. 4, and she’s still playing well enough to win these tournaments.
We expect her tennis live betting odds to firm throughout the week, and she represents value with tournament winner markets and head-to-head matches.
Bencic is -235 to win her opening match against Taylor Townsend on Monday night.
Tennis Pick: Belinda Bencic (+1500)
Feisty Ostapenko Always a Chance
She might be a loud mouth on the tennis court, but bettors usually get a good bang for their buck with Yelena Ostapenko.
She’s the modern day John McEnroe, and although it can be off-putting, we like seeing a bit of drama on the court.
The 26-year-old has the benefit of winning a Grand Slam, which came at the 2017 French Open. She hasn’t reached those heights since, but she made the quarterfinals at the US Open this year, which is a step in the right direction.
With six career WTA titles to her name, bettors should feel confident in taking the +1100 offered at the sportsbook. That’s a value price for someone who would usually be much shorter to win against this level of opposition.
We’re happy to include her as our fourth pick, and being the sixth seed in the tournament allows her to get easier opposition throughout.
Tennis Pick: Jelena Ostapenko (+1100)