Two of the newer Tour events take centre stage.
Wimbledon may be over but there are still plenty of great tennis events taking place across the world. The Istanbul Cup returns to the WTA Tour after a three year absence while a home favourite came close to taking the inaugural Claro Open Colombia last year.
Collector Swedish Open
The WTA Tour is in Sweden this week where all eyes are likely to be on Serena Williams after her bizarre departure from the women’s doubles tournament at Wimbledon. Williams won this title in 2013 and with the exception of the former world number one there have been some unfancied finalists at this event in recent years.
Third-ranked Simona Halep is much fancied to improve upon her disappointing second-round exit at the hands of Flavia Pennetta in last year’s event.
World number 67 Polona Hercog is a two time winner at this event and could go well again while 25 year old Johanna Larsson has lost in the final on two occasions and could be a good each-way bet in front of her home crowd.
The bet-at-home Open
There’s a strong field in Germany for one of the 11 ATP World Tour 500 stops. A field of 48 heads to Hamburg for the clay-court tournament held at the Rothenbaum Tennis Centre which boasts a retractable roof stadium housing the largest centre court in Germany.
Italian favourite Fabio Fognini saved three match points on his way to the title in 2013 and the Italian leads the betting again this year.
2006 champion Tommy Robredo is also one to watch as is Spanish rising star Roberto Batista Agut.
The TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup returns to the international calendar this year after a three-year absence while the WTA Championships were held in Istanbul.
Caroline Wozniacki seemed to have recovered some of her best form on her run to the second week at Wimbledon and should go well on the hard courts in Turkey. Shahar Peer won the tournament back in 2006 and is back again this year while the Italian pair of Roberta Vinci and Francesca Schiavone could also be dangerous.
The Claro Open Colombia
The ATP World Tour returned to Colombia in 2013 following a decade where there had been no stop in the South American country. The Claro Open Colombia is staged at the Centro de Alto Rendimiento in Bogotá, the same venue that hosted an ATP World Tour event from 1997 to 2002.
Ivo Karlovic won his first tournament in five years when he triumphed on the hard courts last year but the partisan home crowd will be willing on their local favourite Alejandro Falla. The Colombian reached his first ATP World Tour final at his hometown event in 2013 and the 29 year old will be hoping to go well again this year.
Frenchman Richard Gasquet leads the betting from Vasek Pospisil, the Canadian who partnered Jack Sock to Wimbledon men’s doubles glory last week.
Each of these tournaments will be available both pre-event and in-play in our tennis betting markets on BetBright.com over the coming days.