At the beginning of 2019 Women’s Tennis season, it was obviously a major transition of power was taking place. Serena Williams remains the biggest name in tennis betting to this day. But a host of new stars has emerged to replace Williams as the best in the world. Ashleigh Barty, Naomi Osaka, Karolina Pliskova, and Simona Halep have all risen to the top of the Women’s Tennis Association. Kiki Bertens, Petra Kvitova, and Elina Svitolina, Sloane Stephens and Aryna Sabalenka are also top contenders.
Concurrently Ashleigh Barty has been atop the WTA rankings. Her claim to fame was her 2019 tennis betting win of the French Open. While Barty enjoys a high ranking, she has also frustrated fans and gamblers. Grand Slam events have been a challenge for her. No other titles besides the French Open have been attained by Barty. But at the age of 23, that is likely to change in a promising future.
Naomi Osaka is an even younger 21 years old with two Grand Slam titles. Osaka won the 2019 Australian Open. But she made her name with a US Open championship over Serena Williams in 2018. As a result, that marked a true changing of the guard.
Namely, Simona Halep has hit her prime at the age of 27. Halep won Wimbledon this year and was French Open champion in 2018. Additionally, Halep is known for her high level of popularity with fans.
Pliskova is ranked third in the world at age 27 but is yet to win a Grand Slam event. As a matter of fact, her only appearance in a Grand Slam Final was in 2016. Cause by her consistency is she ranked and regarded so highly.
At 37 years of age, Serena Williams remains the biggest name brand on the WTA marquee. Of major concern is that she last won a Grand Slam title in 2017 at the Australian Open.
Men Dominated by the Big Three
Contrarily the men’s side is still dominated by three very familiar veteran names. A new breed of credible contenders is yet to emerge. Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer continue to top the Association of Tennis Professionals board.
At the age of 32, Novak Djokovic is in his dominant prime. Djokovic posted 2019 Grand Slam sportsbook wins in the Australian Open and Wimbledon. Last year Djokovic took the US Open. He has won Wimbledon two years in a row. Djokovic has been running away with the ATP standings in 2019.
A clear difference between 33-year-old Rafael Nadal and everyone else is his excellence on clay. Nadal is celebrated as “The King of Clay.” He has posted an incredible 12 tennis betting wins on the clay courts of Roland Garros at the French Open. Additionally, Nadal won the 2017 US Open. However, his lone win at the Australian Open was in 2009. He has two Wimbledon titles from 2008 and 2010.
To differentiate is 37-year-old Roger Federer. Although he is not quite at his prime anymore, he remains elite. Federer last won a major at the Australian Open in 2018. He went down to Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final in 2019. Overall Federer has eight Wimbledon championships for his career.