Garcia, Rybakina, Osaka Top Betting Faves
The Toray Pan Pacific tournament, held in the Ariake Coliseum and Tennis Park in Tokyo, Japan, is on the WTA schedule for the first time since 2019, when Naomi Osaka was crowned champion. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament along with the entire Asian hard-court swing was cancelled in 2020 and 2021.
Top seeds Paula Badosa, Carolina Garcia, Garbine Muguruza and Veronika Kudermetova headline a solid 28-player draw at this WTA 500 event. They are joined by 2019 champion Osaka, big-hitting Karolina Pliskova, in-form Beatriz Haddad-Maia and American Sofia Kenin, to name a few.
Another week, another tournament. And another opportunity for tennis betting enthusiasts to sink their teeth into some stellar action.
Read on for our WTA Toray Pan Pacific Preview. We’ll check the latest Tennis picks, stats, injury reports, and Tennis odds for this distinguished event and serve up our choice Tennis predictions for you to consider.
Toray Pan Pacific Outrights
- Carolina Garcia +300
- Elena Rybakina +750
- Naomi Osaka +750
- Beatriz Haddad-Maia +750
- Veronika Kudermetova +800
- Paula Badosa +800
- Ludmila Samsonova +850
- Karolina Pliskova +900
- Qinwen Zheng +1200
- Garbine Muguruza +1400
- Elise Mertens +1800
- Petra Martic +2200
- Daria Saville +2800
- Alison Riske Amirtaj +2800
- Shuai Zhang +3300
- Xinyu Wang +4000
- Sofia Kenin +4000
- Qang Wang +5000
- Claire Liu +5000
- Xiaodi You +25000
- Isabella Shinkova +25000
- Yuki Naito +25000
- Mai Hontama +25000
- Misaki Doi +25000
- Fernanda Contreras Gomez +25000
Top Eight Seeds
The top eight seeds feature four Grand Slam champions with Osaka (4), Muguruza (2), Kenin (1) and Rybakina (1). It also features title winners in 2022, Badosa (1), Garcia (3), Haddad-Maia (2), and hree former No.1s – Osaka, Pliskova and Muguruza.
- Paula Badosa
- Caroline Garcia
- Garbiñe Muguruza
- Veronika Kudermetova
- Beatriz Haddad Maia
- Karolina Pliskova
- Alison Riske-Amritraj
- Elena Rybakina
Main draw in Tokyo (WTA 500), where Paula Badosa, Caroline Garcia, Garbiñe Muguruza, and Veronica Kudermetova are the top seeds.
— WTA Insider (@WTA_insider) September 17, 2022
Garcia, The Player To Beat
France’s Garcia comes into this tournament as the No. 2 seed and the top bet on the tennis odds board, in part due to her incredible run during the latter stages of the US Open series which was capped off by a WTA 1000 title in Cincinnati and a semi-final appearance at the US Open.
Garcia leads the charge in the second half of the draw. She headlines a stacked fourth quarter which includes big-hitting Pliskova, who is on course to collide with the Frenchwoman in the quarterfinals. Elsewhere in this section is dangerous floater Petra Martic, who could shake things up.
IIf the draw falls in line with the seeds, the semifinals could see Garcia square off against one of two top seeds: No. 3 Muguruza or No. 8 Rybakina. Alternatively, Liudmila Samsonova or Xinyu Wang are a couple of dangerous floater that could emerge as well.
Caroline Garcia is now 3-0 in WTA 1000 finals.
Since the start of June:
– Won more matches than any player over that span.
– Won 3 titles on 3 surfaces (Bad Homburg, grass; Warsaw, clay; Cincinnati, hard)
– 4-0 vs. Top 10 (Swiatek, Sakkari, Pegula, Sabalenka)
– Back in Top 20 pic.twitter.com/HjoaAmp6u8
— WTA Insider (@WTA_insider) August 21, 2022
Osaka Is a Longshot
Defending champion Osaka enters her home tournament as the second-best bet at the sportsbook, priced at +750. But her odds belie a concerning run of form that makes her more of a longshot bet than the markets would have it.
Osaka hasn’t won a title this season. She’s down to World No. 48 and boasts a meager 13-9 record on the season. More recently, she’s on a three-match losing streak, having lost in the first round of Toronto, Cincinnati and the US Open.
The last time Osaka reached the final of a tournament was in March, when finished runner-up to Iga Swiatek in the Miami Open final.
If Osaka can find form in Tokyo, she could make a fist of it. She falls into the second quarter of fhe draw which is flanked by No. 4 seed Kudermetova and No. 5 seed Haddad-Maia. At the peak of her career, Osaka would have bowled through this section.
American Hopefuls Kenin, Riske-Amritaj, Liu
Former Austrailan Open champion Kenin and Riske Armitraj will fly the American flag in Tokyo, but the betting online odds are stacked against them.
Kenin falls into the second quarter, which includes defending champion Osaka and a two of the most in-form players on the WTA Tour right now – Kudermetova and Haddad-Maia.
Riske-Amritaj comes into this tournament in good form. She’s seeded No. 7 and falls into the first quarter of the draw, which includes top seed Badosa and dangerous flaoter Elise Mertens. Riske-Amritaj opens her tournament against fellow American Claire Liu.
Toray Pan Pacific Tournament Game Information
- Date: Monday 19 to Sunday 25, 2022
- Location: Ariake Coliseum and Tennis Park, Tokyo, Japan
- Toray Pan Pacific Live Stream: TennisTV