Early 2019 Tennis Betting Preview

Early 2019 Tennis Betting Preview

Written by on December 4, 2018

The 2018 tennis season may now be a thing of the past, but if you’re a tennis lover and betting enthusiast that is already looking forward to the quickly-approaching 2019 tennis betting action, then there’s a lot you need to know about what’s likely to go down in the beginning portion of the coming campaign, including the first Grand Slam betting favorites.

Recently, the WTA and ATP tours released their respective 2019 calendars and now, players across the globe on both tours are gearing up for the coming campaign. Let’s take a look!

2019 Tennis Betting Preview

The ATP schedule features 63 tournaments in 31 countries across six continents, in addition to the four Grand Slams. The 2019 calendar offers a continuation of the existing tournament structure.

In addition to the annual four Grand Slam events, the 2019 schedule will feature nine ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments, 13 ATP World Tour 500 events, and 39 ATP World Tour 250 tournaments. The season will conclude with the season-ending Nitto ATP Finals at The O2 in London, as well as the NextGen ATP Finals in Milan.

Opening 2019 ATP Schedule

December 31

Hopman Cup
  • Perth, Australia
  • ITF Mixed Teams Championships
  • Hard (I)
Qatar Open
  • Doha, Qatar
  • ATP World Tour 250
  • Hard
Maharashtra Open
  • Pune, India
  • ATP World Tour 250
  • Hard
Brisbane International
  • Brisbane, Australia
  • ATP World Tour 250
  • Hard

January 7

Auckland Open
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • ATP World Tour 250
  • Hard
Sydney International
  • Sydney, Australia
  • ATP World Tour 250
  • Hard

January 14-January 21

Australian Open
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Grand Slam
  • Hard

The 46th anniversary of the WTA Tour will see its world-class athletes compete at 55 tournaments and four Grand Slams across 28 countries in 2019. While the ATP Tour remains virtually intact, there are changes coming on the women’s tour. These changes include the WTA Finals Shenzhen and WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai switching weeks on the calendar, with Zhuhai now coming before the WTA Finals. There will also be two new International level events on the docket with the Thailand Open taking place in Hua Hin the week of January 28 (week 5) and the Palermo Ladies Open returning after a five-year absence the week of July 22 (week 30).

Serena Williams will be one of the Tennis Betting favorites during the 2019 season.

In addition to that, the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships will return to Premier 5 status as the Qatar Total Open (Doha) returns to a Premier event. The Rogers Cup will shift locations to Toronto from Montreal, but this is typical since both events alternate locations each year. Another change is that the Jiangxi Open (Nanchang) will move to the week following the US Open (week 30) to the week of September 9 (Week 37). The WTA was founded by Billie Jean King in 1973. Since then, the WTA Tour has grown to more than 2,500 athletes and $146 million in prize money while playing a schedule that quite literally goes all over the globe.

Opening 2019 WTA Schedule

30 Dec – 05 Jan (2019)

  • Shenzhen Open – China

31 Dec – 06 Jan (2019)

  • Auckland ASB Classic – New Zealand

31 Dec – 06 Jan (2019)

  • Brisbane International – Australia

07 Jan – 12 Jan (2019)

  • Hobart International – Australia

07 Jan – 12 Jan (2019)

  • Sydney International – Australian

14 Jan – 26 Jan (2019)

  • Australian Open – Australia