WTA Nottingham Winner Outright Tips: Zhang and Linette to Stun Favorites
Key Stat: Zhang stands out in the absence of proper favorites
- The top two seeds Sakkari and Raducanu are miles away from the best form
- Zhang has played the final last year in Nottingham
- She was defeated by Johanna Konta on the occasion
WTA Tour moved on grass this week as we are about to witness several exciting tournaments across Europe. One such will be played in Nottingham from June 6th to June 13th. World No 5 Maria Sakkari enters the event as the main favorite but we are not quite impressed by her recent form. The Greek player has shown slim displays in the recent matches on the dirt, including Roland Garros, while she is also by no means known as a strong grass court player. To make the long story short, Maria is nowhere near the form she had in March when she made great results in Indian Wells and Miami.
The second-seeded Emma Raducanu has also been very inconsistent ever since winning the US Open trophy last year. We don’t see her going all the way either. In the absence of proper favorite, we have decided to go with the last year’s WTA Nottingham finalist Shuai Zhang. The World No 41 is the fourth-seeded player here. She won Lyon in early-March this year and she generally plays decent tennis on grass. We like the +850 line offered for her win in Nottingham.
Key Stat: Magda had solid campaigns on grass in the last several years
- The Pole has already won a WTA title this year
- She went all the way in Lyon in early-March
- Linette also offered fantastic performance in the victory over Ons Jabeur at French Open
As for the second outright pick, we are going with an even bigger longshot, backing Magda Linette to go for the glory. The Polish player has three titles in her career, but the previous one came in 2020. Magda is strong from the baseline and her game generally suits grass more than clay. Also, she has offered a standout performance in the opening round of French Open when she eliminated the red-hot Ons Jabeur who had previously played back-to-back finals in Madrid and Rome. Magda can play at a very high level on grass and we would not be shocked to see her taking advantage of the current circumstances and winning this one. You can back such a scenario at the +1900 line.