Published : 10/3/2011 (Updated : 10/3/2011 11:49:14 AM)
The best of the WTA Tour head to Beijing this week, as eight of the top 10 tennis starts compete for the China Open trophy. However, with home favourite and No. 4 seed Li Na already out, a good ranking is no guarantee of success in the Far East. For the best WTA odds, bet now with Pinnacle Sports.
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WTA Betting – Wozniacki Favourite for China Open
Caroline Wozniacki enters yet another competition as top-seed, although she underperformed in the first round against Lucie Hradecka (3-6, 6-0, 7-5) having completed just 45% of her first serves.
The last few months have been mixed for the Dane, seeing a victory in New Haven and a US Open semi-final appearance against Serena Williams, as well as two first-match defeats in Toronto and Cincinnati.
The China Open will see the 21 year-old face Sabine Lisicki in the third-round, who is on some of the best form of her career. Lisicki won in Dallas in August and has racked up semi-final, quarter-final and last sixteen appearances in 9 of her past 11 tournaments.
Second-seed Victoria Azarenka enters the competition on the back of a good run in Tokyo where she reached the semi-finals after toppling Marion Bartoli 7-5, 6-0. Her season would undoubtedly have been more successful if she hadn't faced Serena Williams twice in August, losing both times.
Like Azarenka, third-seed Vera Zvonareva put in a quality performance in Tokyo only to be defeated by Agnieszka Radwanska (in the final). A 7-2, 6-0 victory over Petra Kvitova in that competition will have undoubtedly boasted her confidence, although she'll be well aware that Kvitova and Radwanska lurk in her side of the draw.
With Li Na out - continuing to suffer from a post-Grand Slam jinx – Samantha Stosur is the fifth-highest seed still left in the competition. She'll have to overcome Julia Goerges and Roberta Vinci to reach the final 16.
With the hardest draw of the seeds, Francesca Schiavone will face the strongest two of Flavia Pennetta, Daniela Hantuchova, Shaui Peng and Dominika Chibulkova in her next matches. After that, she'll expect to face Wozniacki in the quarter-finals.
Marion Bartoli, who announced she was playing the best she had ever been a fortnight ago, has been struggling for form her since and took two and a half hours to topple Iveta Benesova in the first round.
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