Coronavirus COVID-19 ATP & WTA Update – August 12th

Coronavirus COVID-19 ATP & WTA Update – August 12th

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) is already in action while the Association of Tennis Players (ATP) is gearing up for a late August start. Check out the info you must know about tennis’s 2020 return so you can plan ahead your bets against their Tennis odds! 

Coronavirus COVID-19 ATP & WTA Update – August 12th Edition

WTA back on the courts

Women’s tennis players got back onto the courts this week. The Prague Open in the Czech Republic began on August 10. The tournament finishes this Sunday, August 16.

The Prague Open isn’t the lone WTA tennis tournament being played right now.

Women tennis players are also in Lexington, Kentucky for the Top Seed Open presented by Bluegrass Orthopaedics. Like the Prague Open, the Top Seed Open runs from August 10 through August 16.

The Prague Open has attracted such players as Petra Martic, Krystina Pliskova, and Simona Halep. On Wednesday, Krystina Pliskova beat Petra Martic 6-1, 7-5 in a Round of 16 match.

Over in Lexington, Serena Williams battles sister Venus Williams in the Round of 16. This after Serena beat Bernarda Pera 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the first round.

Jennifer Brady and Yulia Putintseva are a couple of other well-known players throwing down in the Bluegrass State this week.  

ATP starts with the Western & Southern Open from Aug 22 – Aug 28

While the women are back on the courts, the men are scheduled to resume play on August 22 at the Western & Southern Open. Although everyone hopes the ATP starts on August 22, we shouldn’t get our hopes up.

The Association of Tennis Players was supposed to restart with the Citi Open in Washington. That didn’t happen.

The ATP may decide to bypass the Western & Southern Open and go straight to the U.S. Open, scheduled to begin on August 31. 

WTA 2020 U.S. Open Update

After this week, expect odds on the women’s side to go post on MyBookie. Other than 1-ranked Ashleigh Barty, the top women’s tennis players in the world have all signed on for the 2020 U.S. Open.

When odds do come out, expect them to follow this list with Serena offering favorite’s odds. 

  1. Serena Williams
  2. Simona Halep
  3. Bianca Andreescu
  4. Naomi Osaka

Odds on Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys, Sofia Kenin should be similar. Odds on Venus Williams and Cori Gauff should be slightly higher than the odds on Sloane, Madison, and Sofia. 

ATP 2020 U.S. Open Update

Neither Rafael Nadal nor Roger Federer will play in this year’s U.S. Open. When odds finally come out, expect Novak Djokovic to be a -200 or worse favorite.

After Djokovic, the top choices should be Danil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem, and Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Tennis is back . . . well, sort of

We must cross our fingers and hope the men get back onto the tennis courts. The women appear all right.

When it comes to the U.S. Open major, the WTA should have no problems. However, we can’t hold our breath that the ATP will get it together in time for the Western & Southern Open.

While we wait on the men’s side, make sure to check out odds for WTA matches.

Have a great rest of your week!