- Jil Teichmann, Aryna Sabalenka, Ons Jabeur and Iga Swiatek are favored to advance in the WTA Italian Open quarterfinal odds
- Swiatek is the defending WTA Italian Open champion
- All of the WTA Italian Open odds, picks, predictions and best bets for the quarterfinals are outlined in the following story
Three of the top four seeds have advanced into the WTA Italian Open quarterfinals. At the same time, four of the final eight in the event is comprised of unseeded players.
Top seed Iga Swiatek, the defending Italian Open champion, is heavily favored against Canada’s Bianca Andreescu. Aryna Sabalenka, the #3 seed, is a slight favorite over Amanda Anisimova. However, #9 seed Ons Jabeur is tabbed to upset fourth-seeded Maria Sakkari.
The fourth quarterfinal pits two unseeded players against each other. Jil Teichmann is the pick over Daria Kasatkina.
WTA Italian Open Quarterfinal Odds
|Aryna Sabalenka||-117||-1.5 (+200)||O 19.5 (-186)|
|Amanda Anisimova||-106||+1.5 (-265)||U 19.5 (+145)|
|Jil Teichmann||-114||-1.5 (+205)||O 21.5 (-120)|
|Daria Kasatkina||-108||+1.5 (-275)||U 21.5 (-106)|
|Iga Swiatek||-770||-1.5 (-225)||O 21.5 (-110)|
|Bianca Andreescu||+525||+1.5 (+170)||U 21.5 (-115)|
|Ons Jabeur||-195||-1.5 (+133)||U 40.5 (-115)|
|Maria Sakkari||+155||+1.5 (-167)||O 40.5 (-115)|
Odds as of May 12th at Barstool Sportsbook.
The WTA Italian Open quarterfinals are slated to get underway at 5am ET on Friday, May 13 with the Sabalenka-Anisimova match. All of the matches will be broadcast on the Tennis Channel.
Reigning champ Swiatek was the heavy +110 favorite in the opening WTA Italian Open odds. Jabeur (+1400) offered the second-shortest betting line among the players still in the hunt for the title.
Jabeur Pegged To Upset Sakkari
Jabeur is the #9 seed and is facing fourth-seeded Sakkari. Still, it’s Tunisia’s Jabeur who will carry the favorite’s tag into their quarterfinal battle. Jabeur is riding a hot hand. She won the Madrid Open. She’s captured each of his last nine matches. Jabeur owns a WTA-leading 15 clay-court wins in 2022.
Sakkari took out teen sensation Coco Gauff in straight sets 6-4, 7-5. The WTA Italian Open quarterfinal berth is her best showing at clay-court tournament yet this season. Sakkari made first- (Stuttgart) and second-round (Madrid) exits in previous tourneys played on clay surfaces.
Making herself at home in Rome 🏡
— wta (@WTA) May 12, 2022
The Greek player did make the semifinals of the WTA Italian Open once previously as a qualifier in 2019.
She is ranked #4 in the world, while Jabeur slots in at #7. Each player has a win in two previous meetings. Neither match occurred on a clay court.
Pick: Ons Jabeur (-195).
Sabalenka vs Anisimova Basically A Pick’em
Sabalenka has barely broken a sweat in getting to the WTA Italian Open quarterfinals. The world #8 hasn’t dropped a set through two matches. She’s only lost seven games. Sabalenka easily ousted American Jessica Pegula 6-1, 6-4 in 61 minutes in their Round of 16 match.
World #32 Anisimova required just an hour to overcome #7 seed and Australian Open finalist Danielle Collins in their Round of 16 match. Previously, the American beat 2022 Olympic gold medalist and #12 seed Belinda Bencic in the Round of 32.
A third-straight quarterfinal on clay for Amanda Anisimova! pic.twitter.com/hbeo4OqWvo
— USTA (@usta) May 12, 2022
The 20-year-old Anismova is carrying a hot hand. She reached her first-ever WTA 1000 quarterfinal last week on the clay surface in Madrid. As well, it’s not just that she’s winning matches. It’s that she’s winning matches against the world’s elite players.
Anisimova has reached the quarterfinals or better in four tournaments during the 2022 seson. That’s including all three tourneys she’s played during the clay-court season. She is 4-0 against Sabalenka all-time.
Anisimova has beaten her twice already on clay this spring. Both matches were three-set affairs.
Pick: Amanda Anisimova (-106).
Can Kasatkina Pull Off Another Upset?
World #23 Kasatkina upset #2 seed Paula Badosa 6-4, 6-4. That enables her to reach the quarterfinals of a WTA event for the first time in four years. Previously she’d been in an 0-4 slump in Round of 16 matches.
Upsets are a way of life for the Russian player. Kasatkina also has taken out three players ranked in the top 10 this year. She’s 6-2 in her career in matches facing players ranked in the WTA’s top five.
Daria Kasatkina reaches her first claycourt quarterfinal in 4 years, putting everything together pretty perfectly to defeat Paula Badosa, 6-4, 6-4 in Rome.
With the win, Kasatkina sets up a showdown with yet another unseeded upset artist, Jil Teichmann. pic.twitter.com/fmmmj2ZE9J
— Tick Tock Tennis (@TickTockTennis) May 12, 2022
Kasatkina is 1-0 against Teichmann. World #29 Teichmann is enjoying a strong clay-court campaign. She reached the semifinals at Madrid. In Rome, she upset world #6 Karolina Pliskova.
But the Swiss player has needed to battle through exhausting three-set matches in each of the last two rounds just to get this far. How much will she have left in the tank?
Pick: Daria Kasatkina (-108).