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2012 Olympics Women’s Tennis Preview and Picks

Women’s singles Olympic Tennis is always an incredibly competitive, and very popular event, in every Summer games. Coming just a few weeks after Wimbledon, this tournament gives the top names in women’s professional tennis a chance to redeem, or enhance, their image after playing on the grass. The action gets started on Saturday, July 28th 2012 with Gold medal matches stretching all the way into August.

2012 Women’s Singles Tennis Odds

Remember that these odds are likely to change significantly as match play draws near. For up to the minute odds on tennis and all the Olympic events, we suggest checking in at LadBrokes Mobile.  It’s all but guaranteed that the public will be piling on household names like the Williams sisters and Maria Sharapova and driving those lines away from the value zone.

Here’s what the opening lines for Olympic women’s  singles tennis play opened at:

• Serena Williams +200
• Maria Sharapova +250
• Petra Kvitova +300
• Victoria Azarenka +350
• Kim Clijsters +500
• Agnieszka Radwanska +750
• Na Li +850
• Angelique Kerber +1000
• Sabine LisickiI +1250
• Samantha Stosur +1500
• Caroline Wozniacki +1750
• Venus Williams +2000
• Marion BartoliI +2500
• Ana Ivanovic +3000
• Mona Barthel +3500
• Vera Zvonareva +4500
• Andrea Petkovic +5000
• Sara Errani +5500
• Svetlana Kuznetsova +7500
• Nadia Petrova +7500
• Julia Goerges +8500
• Jelena Jankovic +8500
• Alisa Kleybanova +9500
• Dominika Cibulkova +10000
• Field – Any Player Not Listed +500

Serena Williams Best Bet to Win Olympic Gold in London

Because this year’s Olympic games are held right after Wimbledon, in the same city as Wimbledon, that’s where tennis bettors will want to start their research efforts.

Serena Williams (USA) dominated  Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) to take the Wimbledon Women’s Singles title, and is definitely a favorite to take the gold. A gold in singles is one of the few achievements Williams has yet to add to her trophy case.  That and a disappointing performance in the singles at the 2008 Beijing Games, should keep her plenty motivated.

Williams has been playing very well lately and if she can get past an early draw against Radwanska, there’s little that could stand in her way.

Other Top Prospects for Tennis Medals at the 2012 Olympics

So who are the other ladies with the potential to spoil Serena’s gold medal party?

• Maria Sharapova (RUS) / +250 – Russian woman knocked every one else out of the way and swept the podium in women’s singles tennis and there’s no reason why that can’t happen again this year. Sharapova is the #3-ranked female tennis player on the planet and underestimating her is a bad bet.

• Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) / +750 – Losing to Serena in the Wimbledon finals is still a pretty fresh memory for Radwanska. She’s one of Poland’s biggest stars and will actually care if she disappoints her fellow countrymen.

• Venus Williams (USA) / +2000 – Venus will likely be spending some time in her sister’s shadow during the singles portion of Olympic tennis. There’s a very good chance the sisters will meet up in the later rounds, but Serena is surging, while Venus has struggled a bit lately. But don’t feel too bad for her, she’ll get some quality podium time with her sister when they win the gold in women’s doubles.

2012 Olympics Women’s Singles Tennis Final Predictions

Our Pick: Serena Williams (USA)/+200 to win Gold

Remember, this is a tournament and it’s likely that some underdogs will pull off an upset or two. Spending some time researching these dark horses could pay off big when one of the big dogs comes through in the early rounds.

With an iPhone sports betting app, keeping track of your Olympic bets can be done on the go. Keep an eye out for online sportsbooks that are offering exclusive bonuses and free bets for new mobile accounts.

This article was written by Jess

Jess is the editor of MobileSportsBetting.com. His job duties include everything nobody else is doing, and making sure it all gets done on time. When he gets a chance, Jess loves to write about NFL, MLB, Formula 1, and tennis betting.

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