Each year sports fans are treated to a host of top professional tennis tournaments and tennis betting opportunities thanks mainly to the Grand Slam matches.
Governed by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) with beginnings in England from the mid-1800s, tennis is a time-honoured sport and having a bet on events like the Australian Open and Wimbledon has gained popularity season-by-season.
Tennis tournaments and the Grand Slam matches are catergorised by gender – men’s and women’s- and the number of players – singles and doubles. The four major Grand Slam tournaments seed players and pit players against each other based on their skill level, which makes for some down-to-the-wire tennis tips and predictions.
Tennis Grand Slam Tournaments
Tennis Grand Slam Dates
- Australian Open (January – February)
- French Open (May – June)
- Wimbledon (June – July)
- US Open (August – September)
Each year four Grand Slam competitions headline the tennis betting action and are considered the sport’s most prestigious events. Chronologically the Grand Slam tournaments are the: Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open. More information including Grand Slam betting markets and upcoming Australian Open odds can be found by heading to the specific pages on each tournament.
Other prime tennis odds on offer include during the Olympic Games, the Davis Cup, Fed Cup and the Hopman Cup – all of which are also regulated by ITF.
Grand Slam tennis matches have a rich and interesting history and give away millions in prize money every year. Grand Slam champions also collect double the ranking points than the next level of tournaments – the Masters 1000 and Premier events for men and women respectively.
The number of players in a singles draw during a Grand Slam is capped at 128, which is more than any other pro tennis tournament. Thirty-two of these are seeded players, while the remainder of the competitors are drawn from the World’s Top 100 ranked players, qualifiers and wild card invitees.
Lasting for two weeks, Men’s Grand Slam tournaments are made up of a best-of-five set matches, and the Women’s Grand Slam series are a best-of-three. This gives punters plenty of top tennis odds and Grand Slam betting chances.
Most Successful Female Grand Slam Champions
- Margaret Court (24)
- Serena Williams (23)
- Steffi Graf (22)
Most Successful Male Grand Slam Champions
- Roger Federer (18)
- Pete Sampras (14)
- Rafael Nadal (14)
Grand Slam Tennis Betting
Grand Slam betting is open on all four tournaments. Grand Slam odds feature head-to-head markets on the players in a single match as well as a host of additional exotic tennis betting markets including: set betting, first set odds, first player to serve a game to love, second set winner, total sets and whether there will be a tiebreak in the match.
Other popular Grand Slam odds include outright winner’s markets open on the Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles for each of the four tournaments. All-in Grand Slam betting is also open even before the tournaments get underway.
Grand Slam Tournament Information
|Date||Tournament||Location||Surface||Prize Money||First Held|
|January–February||Australian Open||Melbourne||Hard (Plexicushion)||A$40,000,000 (2015)||1905|
|May–June||French Open||Paris||Clay||€25,018,900 (2014)||1891*|
|August–September||US Open||New York City||Hard (DecoTurf)||US$ $38,251,760 (2014)||1881|