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As the 2023 WTA Tour draws to an end, the top eight players in the World will contend with each other for the Tour Finals title. This event will be held in Cancun, Mexico. Bearing that in mind, we’ll provide our WTA Finals predictions in this article, and it will be updated each day.
WTA Finals tips – Aryna Sabalenka to win outright @ 9/2 (5.50)
It’s fair to point out that Caroline Garcia won the WTA Tour Finals last year. However, the French player didn’t really have a great year in 2023; and because of that, she didn’t make the cut this year.
It may also interest you to know that there are eight players in this competition, and none of these players has ever won a WTA Tour Finals title. Aryna Sabalenka came close last year, when she lost to Garcia in the final.
The Belarusian player has had the best year of her career so far. She reached at least the semi-finals of all four grand slam events in 2023, with two final appearances and one title. As a result, Sabalenka became World number 1 for the first time in her career. Considering this tournament features the best players in the World, there are a fair few opponents who will give the reigning Australian Open champion a run for her money. However, Sabalenka should ultimately come out on top.
WTA Finals picks – day 4
There are two singles matches scheduled for today, and these are our favourite predictions:
Iga Swiatek vs Coco Gauff – Swiatek to win 2-0 @ 23/20 (2.15)
There’s a lot at stake heading into this tie. Iga Swiatek and Coco Gauff won their opening match; and with that in mind, whoever wins today’s match will book a place in the knockout stages of this competition.
With Iga Swiatek’s straight sets victory over Marketa Vondrousova in the first round, the Polish player extended her winning streak to seven matches. Interestingly, six of those victories came in straight sets, she also defeated today’s opponent in that seven-match winning run.
It’s important to point out that Iga Swiatek and Coco Gauff squared off against each other on nine occasions; and while Gauff defeated Swiatek en route to her Cincinnati Open title a couple of months ago, she doesn’t have a great track record against Iga.
As a matter of fact, Iga Swiatek has eight wins in nine previous skirmishes between these players, and all eight victories came in straight sets. On that note, we are fairly confident that the reigning French Open champion will take this in straight sets.
Ons Jabeur vs Marketa Vondrousova – Vondrousova to win @ 11/20 (1.55)
Just like the Swiatek vs Gauff match, this involves two familiar foes. Ons Jabeur and Marketa Vondrousova will be meeting for the eighth time in their respective careers today. Given that both players lost their first match, this is a must-win for Jabeur and Vondrousova; whoever loses today will most likely be knocked out from the WTA Finals.
That said, Marketa Vondrousova slightly leads the head-to-head between these players. She has four wins in their seven encounters, while Jabeur has three wins.
However, recent clashes between these players have been a bit one-sided; as Vondrousova won their last three meetings, including the Wimbledon Championships final earlier this year. All things considered, we are leaning towards the Czech player for the victory.
Frequently asked questions about the WTA Finals
- Who won the WTA Tour Finals title last year? Caroline Garcia is the defending champion of this competition.
- Who is the pre-tournament favourite to win this year’s edition of the WTA Tour Finals? Iga Swiatek is favoured over every other player in this tournament.
- Are there any seeded players in this competition? There are eight players in this tournament, and all of them are seeded.
- How much will the winner of this event get? Whoever wins the WTA Tour Finals title will get $1,476,000, as well as 420 WTA ranking points.
- Where can I watch the WTA Tour Finals live on TV? You can catch all the action live on Amazon Prime Video if you reside in the United Kingdom.
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