August 29, 2005 – The Bodog Sportsbook is offering both odds to win and head-to-head wagering for all tennis matches at Flushing Meadow, New York.
Maria Sharapova is hot – and not just for the reasons you might think. The Russian beauty is the top-seeded woman heading into the U.S. Open, which starts today.
“Before watching Sharapova on the court, remember to check out her chances for victory,” says Calvin Ayre. ” Sharapova has been on a tear this season, and earlier this month unseated Lindsay Davenport as the No. 1-ranked player in women’s tennis.”
The 18-year-old has won eight of her past 11 WTA events and has a 43-7 record in 2005. Good stuff, but not good enough to be the U.S. Open favorite. Kim Clijsters, who has won three straight hard-court events, is 2/1 in the bodoglife.com Sportsbook to win; Sharapova is 4/1.
On the men’s side, Roger Federer is the overwhelming favorite at 1/3. Federer, the defending U.S. Open champion, has won 28 straight matches on hard court and has been ranked No. 1 for 82 consecutive weeks. Without a doubt, Roger Knock-it is on a phenomenal run. His main competition figures to come from No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal, who also has won nine titles in 2005 and has done it with a fist pump that threatens to rival Tiger Woods’ for the most famous in sports.
Fan favorites Andy Roddick, the fourth seed, and No. 7 Andre Agassi are in the same draw and could meet in the semifinals.
For more information on Bodog’s US Open props, see http://www.bodoglife.com/sports-betting/tennis.jsp.
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