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Tennis Betting: What to know

Tennis betting has emerged as one of the biggest sports betting markets worldwide. There are many reasons for this, including an increased popularity of the sport, increased money and exposure afforded to the grand slam events and an era where 3 of the best players to ever play the game are currently active. However, there is no doubt that the increasingly popular market of tennis betting has grown due to the arrival of online sports gambling and with it, the opportunity to bet in-play.  At BettingPro, our dedicated tennis team of journalists and experts will be analysing all of the vital statistics, news and form guides to update you with the best tennis betting tips & predictions, betting offers, match previews, bookmakers and much more every day.

Here are some of the most popular betting types of bet in the tennis betting market:

  • To win: quite simply selecting the outright winner of a match.
  • Set score: here you can be more experimental, betting on the score of the set is popular, especially with tennis in-play betting when you can see a player is either starting to ascend or decline in a match.
  • Total games in a set: Here punters can predict how many games there will be in a set. This is a great betting selection for betting in-play as you can find more value than a ‘to win’ bet whilst the bet isn’t as risky or uncertain as predicting the exact set score.
  • Next break of serve: Is a player looking shaky on serve? Most bookmakers allow punters to bet on which player will break their opponents serve next. 

Tennis Betting Offers & Promotions

Due to the popularity of tennis betting and the fierce competition between online sports bookmakers, punters can take advantage of some great bet offers – especially new customer bonuses. Most of the best betting promotions bespoke to tennis betting are centred around the big events: the four grand slams and the season-ending ATP Finals & WTA Finals so make sure to keep an eye on the betting offers page during these events to ensure you make the most out of your tennis betting selections. We regularly update our betting offers page with the latest sportsbook offers for new customers. 

Tennis In-Play Betting & Live Streaming 

If there was a sport made for in-play betting, it’s tennis. Tennis betting allows punters to take advantage of the stop-start nature of the game to open up a variety of specific betting markets that make the sport both unique and attractive for sports betting. Another benefit of in-play tennis betting is that punters can wager on outcomes and accumulate winnings extremely quickly, especially when betting on specific points as bets can be settled in under a minute! The number of in-play betting options available to punters has contributed to tennis betting becoming one of the most prominent sports betting markets in the planet and with tournaments available to bet on throughout the whole year, punters are hard-pressed to find many days they can’t place a stake in-play on a tennis match.

Tennis live streaming has also improved the in-play betting experience for punters, who can now immerse themselves in the action better than ever thanks to some of the larger online betting sites who offer a wide variety of tennis betting live streams across the ATP World Tour, WTA Tour, the ATP challenger tour and more. 

Tennis Betting Tips

Unlike some online tennis tipsters, our tennis betting tips and predictions are not hidden behind a pay-wall. Our tips have always been available to our readers for no charge, so if you are planning on placing a bet on an upcoming game, why not seek out betting advice without paying a fee? After all, you could pay another online tipster and end up spending money getting a losing tip that results in you losing more money! While we obviously cannot promise a winning bet every time, all of our tennis betting tips are shared in good faith so you can bet in confidence with us.

Best Bookmakers for Tennis Betting

Due to the rising popularity of tennis betting, especially live in-play tennis betting, most bookmakers provide great coverage of the betting market. All of the bookmakers featured on the bettingpro website have been reviewed by our team of betting market experts to ensure that punters receive an honest view of the bookmaker’s featured and make an informed decision. The best bookmakers for tennis betting offer comprehensive live streaming options such as Coral and Bet365.

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ATP Finals Winners

YEARWINNERRESULT
2009Nikolay DavydenkoBeat Juan Martin Del Potro - 6-3 6-4
2010Roger FedererBeat Rafael Nadal - 6-3 3-6 6-1
2011Roger FedererBeat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga - 6-3 6-7 (6-8) 6-3
2012Novak DjokovicBeat Roger Federer - 7-6 (8-6) 7-5
2013Novak DjokovicBeat Rafael Nadal - 6-3 6-4
2014Novak DjokovicBeat Roger Federer - WALKOVER
2015Novak DjokovicBeat Roger Federer - 6-3 6-4
2016Andy MurrayBeat Novak Djokovic - 6-3 6-4
2017Grigor DimitrovBeat David Goffin - 7-5 4-6 6-3
2018Alexander ZverevBeat Novak Djokovic - 6-4 6-3

WTA Finals Winners

YEARWINNERRESULT
1972Chris EvertBeat Kerry Melville Reid - 7-5 6-5
1973Chris EvertBeat Nancy Richey Gunter - 6-3 6-3
1974Evonne GoolagongBeat Chris Evert - 6-3 6-4
1975Chris EvertBeat Martina Navratilova - 6-4 6-2
1976Evonne GoolagongBeat Chris Evert - 6-3 5-7 6-3
1977Chris EvertBeat Sue Barker - 2-6 6-1 6-1
1978Martina NavratilovaBeat Evonne Goolagong - 7-6 (7-0) 6-4
1979Martina NavratilovaBeat Tracy Austin - 6 3 3-6 6-2
1980Tracy AustinBeat Martina Navratilova - 6-2 2-6 6-2
1981Martina NavratilovaBeat Andrea Jaeger - 6- 3 7-6 (7-3)
1982Sylvia HanikaBeat Martina Navratilova - 1-6 6-3 6-4
1983Martina NavratilovaBeat Chris Evert - 6-2 6-0
1984Martina NavratilovaBeat Chris Evert - 6-3 7-5 6-1
1985Martina NavratilovaBeat Helena Sukova - 6-3 7-5 6-4
1986Martina Navratilova (March)
Martina Navratilova (November)
Beat Hana Mandlikova - 6-2 6-0 3-6 6-1
Beat Steffi Graf - 7-6 (8-6) 6-3 6-2
1987Steffi GrafBeat Gabriela Sabatini - 6-4 5-7 3-6 6-4 6-2
1988Gabriela SabatiniBeat Pam Shriver - 7-5 6-2 6-2
1989Steffi GrafBeat Martina Navratilova - 6–4 7–5 2–6 6–2
1990Monica SelesBeat Gabriela Sabatini - 6-4 5-7 3-6 6-4 6-2
1991Monica SelesBeat Martina Navratilova - 6-4 3-6 7-5 6-0
1992Monica SelesBeat Martina Navratilova - 7-5 6-3 6-1
1993Steffi GrafBeat Arantxa Sanchez Vicario - 6-1 6-4 3-6 6-1
1994Gabriela SabatiniBeat Lindsay Davenport - 6-3 6-2- 6-4
1995Steffi GrafBeat Anke Huber - 6-1 2-6 6-1 4-6 6-3
1996Steffi GrafBeat Martina Hingis - 6-3 4-6 6-0 4-6 6-0
1997Jana NovotnaBeat Mary Pierce - 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 6-3
1998Martina HingisBeat Lindsay Davenport - 7-5 6-4 4-6 6-2
1999Lindsay DavenportBeat Martina Hingis - 6-4 6-2
2000Martina HingisBeat Monica Seles - 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-4
2001Serena WilliamsBeat Lindsay Davenport - WALKOVER
2002Kim ClijstersBeat Serena Williams - 7-5 6-3
2003Kim ClijstersBeat Amelie Mauresmo - 6-2 6-0
2004Maria SharapovaBeat Serena Williams - 4-6 6-2 6-4
2005Amelie MauresmoBeat Mary Pierce - 5-7 7-6 (7-3) 6-4
2006Justine HeninBeat Amelie Mauresmo - 6-4 6-3
2007Justine HeninBeat Maria Sharapova - 5-7 7-5 6-3
2008Venus WlliamsBeat Vera Zvonareva - 6-7 (5-7) 6-0 6-2
2009Serena WilliamsBeat Venus Williams - 6-2 7-6 (7-4)
2010Kim ClijstersBeat Carolina Wozniacki - 6-3 5-7 6-3
2011Petra KvitovaBeat Victoria Azarenka - 7-5 4-6 6-3
2012Serena WilliamsBeat Maria Sharapova - 6-4 6-3
2013Serena WilliamsBeat Li Na - 2-6 6-3 6-0
2014Serena WilliamsBeat Simona Halep - 6-3 6-0
2015Agnieszka RadwanskaBeat Petra Kvitova - 6-2 4-6 6-3
2016Dominika CibulkovaBeat Angelique Kerber - 6-3 6-4
2017Caroline WozniackiBeat Venus Williams - 6-4 6-4
2018Elina SvitolinaBeat Sloane Stephens - 3-6 6-2 6-2