Qatar Open Betting Tips
The Qatar Open takes place every February at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, Doha. It is a ladies open, which features singles and doubles competition, and is held on outdoor hardcourts. Begun in 2001, it has featured as part of the ‘premier five’ (grade two) events, as well as the twelve ‘premier’ events (grade 3).
For 2020, it was reinstated to the ‘premier five’, along with events at Rome, Cincinnati, Wuhan and Montreal. This allowed it to offer prize money of up to two million dollars, as well as giving 900 points on the WTA rankings, whereas previously it only awarded 470. The reigning singles champion is Aryna Sabalenka, hailing from Belarus, whilst the doubles trophy currently belongs to Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strycova.
History of the Qatar Open:
Since its foundation in 2001, the competition has seen fifteen different singles champions, as well as eighteen different pairs triumphing in the doubles tournament. Only Anastasia Myskina, Maria Sharapova, and Victoria Azarenka have won the singles competition on more than one occasion, all lifting the trophy twice. The diversity of champions means that it offers great odds for online betting, with some of the best odds being offered by EagleBet sports betting partners.
Qatar Open 2020 Edition:
Qatar Open Singles
Before the tournament began, Ayrna Sabalenka was seeded ninth, behind previous champions Simona Halep (seeded second) and Karolina Pliskova (seeded third). The tournament attracted the biggest names in women’s tennis, and the fact that winning the competition gave the victor 900 WTA points, along with the chance to go up the rankings, resulted in an intensely competitive tournament, which catered perfectly to online betting.
Sabalenka received a bye in the first round, before beating Anett Kontaveit and Svetlana Kuzentsova on her way to the singles final. In the final itself, Sabalenka defied the odds to beat Czech international Petra Kvitova in straight sets 6-3 6-3.
Kvitova has herself won 27 career singles titles, including the Qatar open in 2016. The regularity of upsets in women’s tennis is why it is such a firm favourite of many online bettors, catered to the listed top betting sites by EagleBet thanks to the fantastic odds these sites offer.
Qatar Open Doubles
Going into the tournament, the pairing of Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strycova were definitely amongst the favourites, seeded first and odds-on to win the competition. Su-Wei had won the doubles bracket of the Qatar Open previously, albeit with a different partner, in 2014, whilst Strycova had won the doubles section of Wimbledon in 2019.
After winning their first two games in straight sets, they were taken to a third set in their semi final, and then again in the final, before finally lifting the trophy. Whilst they were favourites to claim the title, in the defeats Gabriela Dabrowski and Jelena Ostapenko they faced the sixth seed, demonstrating the competitive nature of the tournament, and showing why Qatar Open betting is so popular.
Why Bet On The Qatar Open?
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