2020 St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy Odds & Betting Preview: Bertens Looks To Defend Her Title

Kiki Bertens
Kiki Bertens looks to defend her title at the St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy Tournament. Photo by @WTA (Twitter).
  • The 2020 St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy will take place February 10-16 in Saint Petersburg, Russia at the Sibur Arena on indoor hard courts
  • The reigning champion of the tournament is Kiki Bertens, who is currently ranked No. 10 in the world
  • 17 players from the WTA Top 50 will play in the tournament – read below for our betting prediction

The 11th St. Petersburg Ladies’ Trophy main draw is set to begin on Monday, and three former champions will be competing. World No. 7 Petra Kvitova is the highest ranked player on the entry list for this tournament, and won the tournament in 2018. And Kiki Bertens is looking to defend her title. There’s a total of 32 players and eight seeds in the singles tournament, with the top four seeded players all receiving first-round byes.

2020 St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy Odds

Player Odds from Bookmaker
Petra Kvitova +275
Belinda Bencic +410
Kiki Bertens +600
Johanna Konta +1301
Ekaterina Alexandrova +1301
Donna Vekic +1602
Marketa Vondrousova +1602
Daria Kasatkina +1752
Maria Sakkari +2604
Svetlana Kuznetsova +2604
Anastasija Sevastova +2604
Elena Rybakina +3084
Caroline Garcia +3206
 Veronika Kudermetova +3206
Kristina Mladenovic +3708
Jelena Ostapenko +4200
Yulia Putintseva +4200
Ajla Tomljanovic +5300
Alison Van Uytvanck +5300
Katerina Siniakova +5300

Odds taken Feb 9, 2020.

2020 St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy Seeds

Seed Player
1 Belinda Bencic
2 Kiki Bertens
3 Petra Kvitova
4 Johanna Konta
5 Marketa Vondrousova
6 Maria Sakkari
7 Donna Vekic
8 Elena Rybakina

Belinda Bencic, Kiki Bertens, Petra Kvitova, and Johanna Konta will all be granted a first-round bye.

Can Bertens Defend Her Title?

Kiki Bertens heads into the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy as the defending champion, and the third seed. She beat Donna Vekic in the finals last year, 7-6(2), 6-4. Vekic will be competing in this years tournament once again, and has +1602 odds, and is the seventh seed. It is possible we see a rematch of the 2019 finals. Can Bertens defend her title?

Bertens is having a decent start to 2020. She made it to the quarterfinals at the Brisbane International, and lost in the forth round of the Australian Open, and was just competing at the FedCup qualifiers.

Ones to Watch

World No. 7 Petra Kvitova will be one to watch all tournament. The tennis star leads the list of top players who have entered the tournament. The two-time Wimbledon champion is also the favorite to win outright, with +275 odds. Kvitiova will be looking to win the St. Petersburg Ladies’ Trophy for the second time in her career.

This year she has been a semifinalist at the Brisbane International tournament, and a quarterfinalist at the Australian Open.

The third former champion to enter the tournament this year is Kristina Mladenovic. Mladenovic won in 2017, beating Yulia Putintseva in the final. Putintseva will be competing in this year’s tournament again., and it’s possible that the two could see each other again this year. France’s Mladenovic finished off 2019 in very strong form, and is hoping she is able to continue her momentum well into 2020.

Best Bet

A total of 32 players will be competing. Eighteen of them will be direct entries, four are wildcards, and six have earned their spot through a 24-player qualifying draw.

The top half and bottom half of the draw looks equally as difficult. Belinda Bencic, who’s in the top half could see Jennifer Brady as early as the second round. Brady is playing the best tennis of her career right now, and will be looking to capitalize on her amazing start to 2020.  If Brady’s  able to get through Svetlana Kuznetsova in her opening match, she could be a contender.

The bottom half has some more notable names in it, with Kvitova, Bertens, Vekic, and Putintseva. It’s very possible Kvitova and Vekic face each other for a spot in the semifinals. Bertens will open her tournament against either Yulia Putintseva or Veronika Kudermetova. Both players are very capable of providing an upset. But if all goes right for Bertens, she will end up in the semifinals.

Best Bet: Bertens (+600)

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