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WTA Finals 2023 starts today. Who are the tournament favorites?

WTA Finals 2023 starts today. Who are the tournament favorites?

From October 29 to November 5, the year-end women's tennis tournament will take place in Cancun, Mexico, where the best female tennis players of the year will compete for substantial prizes. The participants have been divided into two groups, named "Chetumal" and "Bacalar" in honor of Mexican cities.

In the "Chetumal" group, the following players will compete:

  • Iga Swiatek (Poland)
  • Cori Gauff (USA)
  • Ons Jabeur (Tunisia)
  • Marketa Vondrousova (Czech Republic)

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In the "Bacalar" group, the participants are:

  • Jessica Pegula (USA)
  • Maria Sakkari (Greece)
  • Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan)
  • Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus)

Iga Swiatek is the clear favorite of this tournament, with odds of 3.75 for her ultimate success. While she is the world's second-ranked player, she faces close competition from Aryna Sabalenka at 4.05 odds, and Elena Rybakina at 5.15 odds completes the top three contenders. Maria Sakkari of Greece is considered the least likely to win, with odds of 18.5. Regardless of the victor's name, this tournament promises to showcase high-quality tennis.

The tournament offers substantial prize money, with each participant guaranteed to receive 200,000 dollars. The champion will earn nearly 1.5 million dollars, and the runner-up prize is half of that. Additionally, players have the opportunity to accumulate extra ranking points.