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The Eastbourne Open kicks off this week; for some players, this is a warm-up tournament ahead of the Wimbledon Championships. While the men’s event is an ATP 250 level tournament, this is the last of two 500 level grass court competitions on the WTA Tour this year. Keeping that in mind, it’ll be interesting to see who will be left standing at the end of this tournament. In this article, we’ll provide our daily WTA Eastbourne International predictions, whilst taking a look at some of the outright favourites.
WTA Rothesay International Predictions – Outright Winner
- 1 WTA Rothesay International Predictions – Outright Winner
- 2 WTA Eastbourne International Betting Tips – Day 5
- 3 WTA Eastbourne International Favourites
- 4 Frequently Asked Questions About the WTA Eastbourne International
It’s important to point out that some of the pre-tournament favourites withdrew from this tournament at the last minute. This includes Elena Rybakina, Victoria Azarenka and Barbora Krejcikova. With the absence of these players in mind, our pick for the Eastbourne International title is Coco Gauff. The former French Open finalist has looked unbeatable throughout this tournament. She’s coming off a straight sets victory over doubles partner and World number 4 Jessica Pegula, and has won all of her matches in straight sets. As Gauff takes on compatriot Madison Keys today, she’ll set her sights on her first career final on grass courts. Although the 19 year old player is yet to win a title on this surface, we believe she’ll do so this weekend.
WTA Eastbourne International Betting Tips – Day 5
To be fair, Madison Keys defeated Petra Martic, Xiyu Wang and Tereza Martincova in straight sets this week. Compared to these players however, Cori Gauff will be a relatively bigger fish to fry. The former Roland Garros finalist defeated World number 4 Jessica Pegula in straight sets yesterday. Like Keys, Gauff is yet to lose a set in this competition. It may interest you to know that these players met two times in the last 10 months, and Coco Gauff won both encounters in straight sets. For this reason, we are backing the 19 year old player to book a place in the final of a grass court tournament for the first time in her career today.
It’s fair to point out that Camila Giorgi has taken on some tough opposition in this competition; as she had to go through Jelena Ostapenko, Ons Jabeur and Heather Watson in the previous rounds. It’s even more impressive that the Italian player knocked out these opponents without losing a set. However, Camila Giorgi has not performed well against Daria Kasatkina in the past. She has faced the Russian player two times on the court, and she lost both clashes. Keeping in mind that Kasatkina eliminated Caroline Garcia and Karolina Pliskova in the last two days, we believe she’ll maintain her 100 percent record against Giorgi.
There are four players left in this tournament, and these are:
Coco Gauff had a really solid start to her 2023 campaign, winning the Auckland Open title without dropping a set. Although the American player has put up a fairly good run of results in the months since that triumph, she’s still hunting for her second WTA title of the year. Interestingly, Gauff reached the quarter-final of the French Open earlier this month; she’ll hope to get some momentum going ahead of the Wimbledon Championships next week. At the time of writing, Gauff is priced at 5/4 (2.25) to win the Eastbourne International title.
At 5/2 (3.50), Daria Kasatkina is the next player on our list. The Russian player has not had an easy draw; as she had to face Caroline Garcia, Karolina Pliskova and Anhelina Kalinina in the first three rounds. Despite her tough draw, Kasatkina earned her place in the semi-finals, surrendering just one set in the process. It’s important to point out that Daria Kasatkina has reached the final of a grass court tournament in the past; as she lost to Ons Jabeur at the Birmingham Classic final two years ago. The 26 year old will face Camila Giorgi on Friday.
The second of two Americans who made it through to the semi-finals. It may interest you to know that of all our semi-finalists, Keys is the only player that has won the Eastbourne International title in the past. As a matter of fact, she has two titles on this surface, including the Birmingham Classic. Furthermore, the former US Open finalist hasn’t surrendered a single set so far. Ahead of her semi-final clash with compatriot Coco Gauff, Madison Keys can be backed at 7/2 (4.50) to win her second Eastbourne International title this week.
Just like Madison Keys, this isn’t Camila Giorgi’s first rodeo at the last four of this tournament. The Italian player was a semi-finalist here last year, where she lost to Jelena Ostapenko. Interestingly, she avenged that loss yesterday, beating the former French Open champion for a place in the semis. It’s fair to point out that Camila Giorgi also has a WTA title on grass courts; as she won the Rosmalen Open a few years ago. As she takes on Daria Kasatkina today, the Italian player is valued at 9/2 (5.50) to hoist the title.
Frequently Asked Questions About the WTA Eastbourne International
- Who is the defending champion of the WTA Eastbourne International? Petra Kvitova won the Eastbourne International title last year.
- How many players are seeded in this competition? There are eight seeds at the WTA Eastbourne International.
- Which player is favoured over everyone else to win the Rothesay International? Reigning Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina is the pre-tournament favourite.
- Is it possible to watch the Eastbourne International if I live in the United Kingdom? Yes, you can watch this tournament live on Amazon Prime and BBC TV in the UK.
- What will the winner of this tournament get? The Eastbourne International champion on the women’s side will get $120,150, as well as 500 WTA ranking points.
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