2019 WTA Japan Women’s Open Betting Tips – Su-Wei Hsieh can live up to top seeding in Hiroshima

Top seed and bookies favourite is the best player in the field this week
Su-Wei Hsieh
Su-Wei Hsieh is the top seed and defending champion at the WTA Japan Women's Open (Getty Images)

2019 WTA Japan Women’s Open Preview, Predictions, Betting Tips & Live Stream

The 2019 WTA Japan Women’s Open will see many of the WTA Tour’s lesser lights compete in Hiroshima as the professional tennis circuit begins the Asian hardcourt swing. As the Japan Women’s Open gets underway, we take a look at the leading players in contention for the title and provide our best betting tips.

2019 WTA Japan Women’s Open Betting Odds

The following players are the leading contenders at the 2019 WTA Japan Women’s Open based on their tournament outright odds. All odds are from bet365 and are correct on 9 September 2019.

Su-Wei Hsieh5.00
Anastasia Potapova9.00
Zarina Diyas
Alison Van Uytvanck
Veronika Kudermetova13.00
Laura Siegemund17.00
Kirsten Flipkens17.00
Mihaela Buzarnescu17.00
Sorana Cirstea21.00
Christina McHale21.00
Sara Sorribes Tormo21.00
Tatjana Maria21.00
Danka Kovinic26.00
Varvara Lepchenko26.00
Kurumi Nara26.00
Misaki Doi29.00
Kristina Kucova29.00
Priscilla Hon34.00
Ysaline Bonaventure34.00
Greet Minnen34.00
Nao Hibino34.00
Varvara Flink41.00
Liudmila Samsonova51.00
Risa Ozaki81.00
Ayano Shimizu81.00

2019 WTA Japan Women’s Open Top Contenders

Su-Wei Hsieh (5.00)

By far the stand-out player at the 2019 WTA Japan Women’s Open, Su-Wei Hsieh is the highest-ranked player by 23 places, is the top seed and defending champion. The Chinese Taipei player has had some good results this season, including a semi-final in Dubai and a quarter-final at Indian Wells. Hsieh is the best player at the tournament, and I am backing her to successfully defend her title. 

Anastasia Potapova (9.00)

Anastasia Potapova, seeded fourth this week, is one of the up-and-coming players on the WTA Tour and the 18-year-old enters the Japan Women’s Open in encouraging form. Potapova is still a raw talent but she has the game to go far this week. 

Zarina Diyas (9.00)

Zarina Diyas arrives at the 2019 WTA Japan Women’s Open as the sixth seed and joint-second favourite to win the title. The Kazakhstani player is in good form, having caused Ashleigh Barty real problems at the US Open and reaching the Washington Open quarter-finals. Diyas can follow up her 2017 Tokyo triumph this week.

Zarina Diyas
Zarina Diyas won the WTA Japan Women's Open in 2017 (Getty Images)

Alison Van Uytvanck (11.00)

Priced as the fourth favourite at the 2019 WTA Japan Women’s Open, there isn’t much about Alison Van Uytvanck’s form that suggests she could win the title this week having lost three of her past four matches.

Veronika Kudermetova (13.00)

Veronika Kudermetova, seeded second at the 2019 WTA Japan Women’s Open, is not in good form having lost her past three matches, all to players ranked outside the top-60. Even with a depleted field this week, I don’t see the Russian making an impression.

2019 WTA Japan Women’s Open Outsiders

Laura Siegemund (17.00)

Laura Siegemund, seeded eighth this week, has had some decent results in 2019 and the German can carry that over to Hiroshima for a strong tournament.

Sara Sorribes Tormo (21.00)

Sara Sorribes Tormo put together a good run to reach the Vancouver Open final before the US Open, so the Spaniard has the confidence for a good run at the Japan Women’s Open.

Tatjana Maria (21.00)

Tatjana Maria is seeded fifth this week and reached the second round of the Canadian Open prior to the US Open before losing to Naomi Osaka. If the German can find her best form, she has the ability to win the tournament.

Tatjana Maria
Tatjana Maria has the ability to go far at the WTA Japan Women;s Open (Getty Images)

2019 WTA Japan Women’s Open Live Stream

Watch every match from the 2019 WTA Japan Women’s Open live on the bet365 streaming service. No subscriptions are required, simply make sure you have a funded Sports account or placed a bet in the past 24 hours.

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2019 WTA Japan Women’s Open Key Stats

  • Su-Wei Hsieh (2018) and Zarina Diyas (2017) are the only former champions in the 2019 draw.
  • Su-Wei Hsieh is the only player ranked inside the top-30 competing at the 2019 Japan Women’s Open. 

2019 WTA Japan Women’s Open Betting Tips

I am backing Su-Wei Hsieh to win the 2019 WTA Japan Women’s Open title. She is the best player in the field, has the advantage of top seeding, and has the pedigree as defending champion.

Winner: Su-Wei Hsieh @ 5.00 at bet365 - 2 Units

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