Venus offers value while Garcia also tempts

Venus Williams (USA) - Brasil Tennis Cup - Florianopolis, SC Foto Marcelo Ruschel / POA Press

The season-ending WTA Tour Finals take place in Singapore over the next week and from the outset Venus Williams looks seriously good value.

Despite not winning a title in 2017, two Grand Slam final appearances show the American has still got it and at 8/1 for overall victory she is hard to ignore.

Her ability to peak for the end of the season also bodes well, and having won this event in 2008 and finishing as the runner-up in 2009 punters may choose her for their Sundayfreebet.

Garbine Muguruza is also in the White Group and was the form player over the summer, winning at Wimbledon amongst others but could struggle in Singapore having battled injury and illness in recent weeks.

She is still the 4/1 favourite, a price that appears a touch short, especially when considering Jelena Ostapenko and Karolina Pliskova are also in the pool. Ostapenko, who is 13/2, won the French Open in June for a maiden major title and backed it up with her recent triumph in Seoul.

However, like 6/1 Pliskova, her all-or-nothing approach can prove risky and is likely to see her fall short against her more experienced opponents.

The Red Group features world number one Simona Halep, a woman capable of great things, just not in the finals of the Grand Slams. The Romanian’s class is undoubted but she has struggled this year, despite her ranking although 9/2 is decent for a player who made the final in Singapore three years ago.

Elina Svitolina’s 6/1 is an interesting one when you consider she has won more than anybody else this year. That being said she has complained of fatigue in recent weeks and the groin injury she suffered last week is a worry.

Injuries have also hindered Caroline Wozniacki and 8/1 seems perhaps right for a player equally capable of both genius and disaster, while 13/2 for Caroline Garcia is one to look out for when you take into account her recent victories in Beijing and Wuhan.