2017 WTA Miami Open Betting Predictions

Posted by Eric Williams on Monday,March 20, 2017 6:36, EST in

With world No. 2 Serena Williams and former grand slam champion Victoria Azarenka both out of the 2017 Miami Open, the field is wide open to crown a champion not named Williams or Azarenka for the first time in four years. Maria Sharapova still hasn’t returned from her PED suspension while two-time slam winner Petra Kvitova is still out after being attacked in her home in the offseason.

However, 2017 Indian Wells winner Elena Vesnina and runner-up Svetlana Kuznetsova will clearly both have decent shots to bag this title as will World No. 1 Angelique Kerber, World No.3 Karolina Pliskova and world No. 4 Dominika Cibulkova among others. Now, let’s find out who the likely winner is as well as some of the latest tennis betting picks.

2017 WTA Miami Open Betting Predictions

Event: ATP – Miami Open
Date: Tuesday, March 21st – Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
Location: Tennis Center at Crandon Park, Miami, FL

 

 

Last Five Winners

2016Victoria AzarenkaSvetlana Kuznetsova6-3, 6-2
2015Serena WilliamsCarla Suarez Navarro6-2, 6-0
2014Serena WilliamsLi Na7-5, 6-1
2013Serena WilliamsMaria Sharapova4-6, 6-3, 6-0
2012Agnieszka RadwanskaMaria Sharapova7-5, 6-4


WTA Odds to Win 2017 Miami Open

Angelique Kerber 7/1
Karolina Pliskova 9/2
Garbine Muguruza 10/1
Caroline Wozniacki 14/1
Johanna Konta 14/1
Elina Svitolina 14/1
Dominika Cibulkova 18/1
Madison Keys 18/1
Simona Halep 20/1
Agnieszka Radwanska 22/1
Venus Williams 22/1
Svetlana Kuznetsova 25/1
Elena Vesnina 33/1
Kristina Mladenovic 40/1

Analysis: Angelique Kerber is finding out that it’s a lot harder to hold on to the World No. 1 ranking than it is to actually get it. Kerber is 9-6 on the year and isn’t the pick to win in Miami. Svetlana Kuznetsova has been resurgent in reaching the finals at Indian Wells and the round of 16 at the Aussie Open. I’m thinking the Russian superstar is a real threat on Miami’s slower hard courts.

Agnieszka Radwanska was the last winner here in Miami not named Williams or Azarenka, but she’s been smacked around at four straight tournaments after reaching the final in Sydney. I like Venus Williams, Elena Vesnina and Kristina Mladenovic as dark horse picks to upset the entire field.

Karolina Pliskova is 19-3 on the year and is my pick to win the 2017 Miami Open thanks to her huge serve and solid footwork. Pliskova reached the semis at Indian Wells and won at Doha and Brisbane while reaching the quarters at the Australian Open.