Tennis Tips & Predictions: WTA Madrid

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The WTA Women’s 1000 Masters takes a turn at Mutua Madrid. Co-playing with the ATP Tour, this event will showcase the best women’s tennis players in the world and the true start of the biggest part of the clay season.

WTA rankings have been shuffled all across through this season, but the number one spot still remains to Iga Swiatek.

There is no better time to upgrade your level and make things happen than now, and the draw proves that there will only be the toughest of opponents to face.

Making it to the finals of a Masters is always special, but this tournament will be even tougher.

The conditions should favour slow grinders, but also make an advantage for those who have powerful groundstrokes.

Making sure you have the ability to hit groundstrokes in bouncy spaces will be important, and not many women on the tour have this ability besides the elite few.

This next week and a half is huge for the whole WTA tour to gain some points and proclaim abilities to the world, so you do not want to miss out.

Let’s look at some of the top players heading into this event on ’s sportsbook now!

Players to Watch For

Iga Swiatek - Gaining Momentum Back

Iga Swiatek finally got her name on the Championship sheet once again after defending her title in Stuttgart this past weekend.

The Polish world-beater is one of the most prolific players in the history of women’s tennis, and she is very clearly a lock to make deeper ins within the game and possibly retire as a historical talent.

Swiatek has her game tailor made for clay, and as a multi winner herself of Roland Garros already, she knows the surface so well.

Swiatek has a huge looping forehand that troubles nearly everyone on the tour, and her backhand can be hit as flat as anyone else's.

She has far and away set herself as the number one threat on clay, and this week is about as game as she gets.

She should be the favorite to add another title to her already long list of accomplishments and will be motivated to get it done.

CoCo Gauff - Looking to Find Winning Ways

Cori Gauff is making things hard on herself with her current run of form, and she is certainly not living up to her expectations.

Individual performances at multiple events have been self-destructive and she is just not hitting the forehand with enough power to trouble her opponents.

Gauff needs to consider a retool of her game and possibly reshape her approach in the near future.

Clay is definitely a better surface for her, but she still remains a beatable opponent for any unseeded draws in the first few rounds.

Anastasia Potapova - Clay Suiting the Game

Anastasia Potapova has been rising through the rankings and taken significant steps to improve her game in the past few months.

The Russian has soared over fifty spots since the start of the season, and she does not look to be stopping anytime soon.

Potapova has very significant shots that rush opponents, taking time away from their hitting zone.

She is able to beat anyone on her day, and she will feel confident given her recent form and overall progression in 2023.