The WTA finals take place in Singapore from October the 22-29th. The biggest players from around the world apart from new mother Serena Williams will descend on the indoor courts for what will be a heated battle.
Because of Serena’s absence, it has been a season without a dominant figure and so that makes it even more exciting heading into it.
The tournament is a round-robin affair with the top two in each group going through to the knockouts.
The two players to look out for is Romania’s Simona Halep and Spain’s Garbine Muguruzu. It is Muguruzu however with the biggest momentum in big finals coming into the tournament.
Her newly found star status and the tournament wins to back it up have made her a favourite at 3/1 with Paddy Power. Her baseline play will suit the indoor courts and with the humidity likely to meet the players she will acclimatise better than Halep.
If you fancy Halep to win instead then you can find her at 7/2.
Rugby League World Cup
If you don’t know, Australia is the biggest force in Rugby League and when it comes to the World Cup for the sport, they have been a dominant force.
Some recent changes to the eligibility rules have made the playing field a bit more even with no one country sucking up the best talent. Tonga, for example, would be a side you would never have even looked at in 2013 now has a side full of exciting NRL talent and could be real contenders.
Samoa is another country to have benefitted from the new rules and with their rivalry with Tonga already strong if they meet in the tournament it could be the biggest game in either’s history.
Australia is almost dead certs for the win in the tournament. Their team dwarfs others. The nearest rival New Zealand has had a horrible injury-hit squad and will, therefore, be handicapped for the whole tournament this month.
It is England and Tonga who are most likely to meet Australia in the final. England is a shadow of the former self and we think will be overshadowed by seeming minnows.
Tonga is 16/1 to lift the trophy but perhaps a more sensible bet would be for them to reach the final, at 11/2 with 10Bet.
Mexico Grand Prix
The back to back North American tour continues into Mexico this weekend.
Lewis Hamilton came out on top in Austin, Texas last weekend as we expected. But because Sebastien Vettel managed to get second place on the day the Brit was denied winning on that day at least. It was Kimi Raikkonen who managed to squeeze on the podium as Max Verstappen lost two places over the course of the race on Circuit of the Americas.
For any who watched the USA Grand Prix, you will have seen how dejected Vettel was at the end. He had made such a good start overtaking Hamilton, only for him to see himself well beaten and just hanging on for second.
The drivers’ championship is Hamilton’s to lose now and we at Betting Tip Stars can’t really see anything going wrong at this point. So, our attentions turn to Mexico.
Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez will host the GP. What is unique about it is the altitude with turbochargers particularly struggling to get enough air into the engine. With the effects on car dynamics too the track plays into the hands of Ferrari and Red Bull more than Mercedes who have struggled slightly with downforce.
We can’t predict Vettel will have the motivation to go for it now which might make Mexico one for the outsider! With his finish past Verstappen, perhaps it is Raikkonen who will get an unusual win. 888 Sport are offering 20/1 for this outcome so there is money to be made, but just don’t put most you have to stake on it.