2021 WTA Mutua Madrid Open Odds & Preview – Swiatek, Halep Co-Favorites
Poland’s Iga Swiatek celebrates successful the ultimate match of the French Open tennis match in opposition to Sofia Kenin of the U.S. in two units, 6-4, 6-1, on the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photograph/Alessandra Tarantino)
- Reigning French Open champ Iga Swiatek is the favourite to win the Madrid Open, in her debut look
- The match is a full 64 draw with no byes – each participant should win six matches to take the title
- Earlier Madrid champs Kvitova and Halep determine to be higher bets. We break down the chances under.
The Mutua Madrid Open is on a little bit of a unique schedule this yr, as the principle draw begins Thursday.
It stretches out over a number of additional days, whereas the ATP Tour portion of the match solely begins Sunday.
Whether or not the occasional relaxation day throughout the match might be a assist to those that went deep in Stuttgart and Istanbul stays to be seen.
WTA Madrid Open Odds
|Seed||Participant||Odds at Bet365|
Odds as of April 27
Andreescu Out After Optimistic COVID-19 Check
Bianca Andreescu has performed little on clay on the high WTA stage to this point.
However she has the sport to achieve success, and would seemingly have been among the many favorites to win in Madrid. Besides …
— Bianca (@Bandreescu_) April 25, 2021
The 20-year-old spent two weeks in Florida out of the match bubble after the Miami Open. She examined unfavorable earlier than leaving for Madrid – however optimistic on arrival.
Stacked Draw Even With out Serena, Kenin, Andreescu
That’s three top-10 gamers lacking. And but, the draw seems to be completely riveting from the primary spherical.
Qualifying concludes Wednesday, and the main-draw matches start on Thursday.
Outright Favourite Swiatek Has By no means Performed Madrid
People appear to have a good bit of religion in 19-year-old Iga Swiatek, who’s making her inaugural look in Madrid.
Why? Effectively, clearly that spectacular run to the French Open title final October has quite a bit to do with it.
Practice, soccer, puzzle – repeat!🏃♀️⚽️🧩
— Billie Jean King Cup (@BJKCup) April 25, 2021
However Swiatek has been very discreet in 2021. After making the spherical of 16 on the Australian Open and successful the match in Adelaide that adopted, she has performed simply 4 matches – two in Dubai, and two in Miami greater than a month in the past. She didn’t play Charleston, and she or he didn’t play Stuttgart final week, both.
And the circumstances in Madrid are fully totally different to these she mastered in Paris final fall.
It’s onerous to fathom Swiatek might be in match form, taking part in a match she’s by no means seen, and at altitude. She doesn’t seem like a great wager to win it.
Madrid Open Contenders – Finest Earlier Outcomes
|Participant||Journeys to Madrid||Finest Outcome|
|Simona Halep||10||Champion ’16 & ’17|
|Ashleigh Barty||2||QF ’19|
|Garbiñe Muguruza||8||R16 ’18|
|Naomi Osaka||3||QF ’19|
|Aryna Sabalenka||2||1R ’18 & ’19|
|Petra Kvitova||10||Champion ’11, ’15 & ’18|
|Elina Svitolina||6||R32 (3X)|
Former Champions Halep and Kvitova Wanting Good
Simona Halep has received Madrid twice, and made two different finals. She’s at all times a great decide at any clay-court match, and particularly in Madrid, the place countryman and supporter Ion Tiriac owns the match.
In the meantime, Petra Kvitova has received it thrice.
Naomi Osaka hasn’t performed it typically.
Aryna Sabalenka has performed it twice and misplaced within the first spherical each occasions.
And Garbiñe Muguruza, in eight journeys, has gotten previous the second spherical solely as soon as.
And but, these three gamers have pretty much as good or higher odds to win the entire thing than does Kvitova.
Earlier Madrid Open Winners and Finalists
|2019|| Kiki Bertens|| Simona Halep|
|2018|| Petra Kvitova||Kiki Bertens|
|2017|| Simona Halep|| Kristina Mladenovic|
|2016|| Simona Halep||Dominika Cibulkova|
|2015|| Petra Kvitova||Svetlana Kuznetsova|
|2014|| Maria Sharapova|| Simona Halep|
|2013|| Serena Williams|| Maria Sharapova|
First-Spherical Madrid Open Matches to Watch
 Garbine Muguruza (-600) vs. Sloane Stephens (+400)
Stephens is barely disrespected on this matchup of former Grand Slam champions. She’s a former French Open finalist. And when she’s on it, can beat anybody on the floor.
And the American was a Madrid semifinalist in 2019. She appeared to have a few of her previous spark in making the quarterfinals in Charleston. She’s overwhelmed Muguruza on clay, too.
Muguruza had a leg damage in Charleston and whereas she mentioned Tuesday that it was “slightly higher”, it didn’t sound significantly reassuring.
 Ashleigh Barty (-385) vs. Shelby Rogers (+290)
This would be the fourth time these two have met in 2021. And Rogers took Barty to 3 very tight units in Charleston on the American clay a number of weeks in the past.
Barty had an enormous week in Stuttgart successful each singles and doubles. She won’t be on high of it, understandably.
Finest Guess: Simona Halep (+550)
Longer shot: Petra Kvitova (+1200)
Stephanie will get the straight dope from the tennis insiders. On court docket, she has represented her nation internationally. A BA in journalism led to years on the MLB beat and a decade overlaying tennis globally. She’s written for Postmedia, the Guardian, the New York Occasions and in addition publishes OpenCourt.ca.