Mumbai Open Preview & Betting on Tennis Odds at BetNowPosted by: Charlie Smith
Players betting on tennis this week will be treated to a special event as India will host its first WTA Tournament in half a decade when the city of Mumbai hosts a $125,000 event this Month. In addition to giving bettors some enticing tennis lines, it will also allow local players to test their skills against the world’s Top-50. The Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA) is leading the front to help bring this event to India, a country that could use some tournament action.
“It’s time that our players such as Ankita Raina, Karman Kaur Thandi, Rutuja Bhosale and others get to play at a better level,” MLSTA Secretary General Sunder Iyer told the media. “And try to move up the rankings ladder. For the players’ interest we have brought this event to Mumbai.”
It’s been a while since online sports betting players have witnessed an event of this magnitude being held in India, with the last WTA event being the Royal Indian Open held back in 2012 in Pune. Back then, we saw current world No. 5 Elina Svitolina win the singles title by beating longtime veteran and Japanese star Kimiko Date-Krumm. The atmosphere leading up to this year’s event suggests we will see a similarly eye-catching finale.
This event will feature four wild cards, each offering a main draw and the Qualifiers of the Mumbai Open. These seats will likely go to the top players in the country. However, India’s best singles players, excluding Ankita Raina – who ranks 262 in the world, will not be eligible for a direct entry into the main draws of WTA 125K level events with their current rankings. The most notable and likely selections are Karman Kaur Tahndi (349) and national champion (Riya Bhatia) who follow Raina in the ladder.
“It will be an opportunity for players to get some crucial points ahead of the Australian Open,” Iyer expounded on his earlier premise. “Also, players who are to return from injuries and niggles, this event will serve their purpose. Players ranked between 11 and 50 will compete and it’s good for our girls to get that exposure.”
In addition to those benefits mentioned by Iyer, this event will also give players an opportunity to fill their betting on tennis needs. Tuesday’s matchups offer a high level of intrigue as well as some pretty great sportsbook betting lines. Take a look.
2017 WTA 125K Series – 2017 L&T Mumbai Open – Nov. 20-26th
When: 4:00 am ET
Where: Cricket Club of India, Mumbai, India
Stream: WTA TV
Field and Betting on Tennis Odds:
Round of 32 || Tuesday’s Matchups
Aryna Sabalenka -501 & Priscilla Hon +401
Dalma Galfi -200 & Jia Jing Lu +170
Junri Namigata -120 & Olga Ianchuk EV
Bibiane Schoofs +250 & Naomi Broady -300
Arina Rodionova -200 & Alexa Hesse +170
Deniz Khazaniuk -450 & Rutuja Bhosale +355
Ankita Raina +345 & Veronica Kudermetova -425
Peangtarn Plipuech +325 & Lizette Cabrera -400
Victoria Rodriguez +577 & Ana Bogdan -803