It’s time for another of our free bet flutters where we half fancy someone or something but aren’t quite willing to put our actual wonga on the table. Besides that many betting sites are giving away free bets on a weekly basis and it’s sometimes hard to know what to do with them. As we don’t get the stake back we need a bet with decent odds and ideally a selection that is up and coming, youthful and fearless – think of last season’s Ajax side or Mike Tyson when he won the world heavyweight title at just 20 years old.
Today we’re looking at Caty McNally as she faces Serena Williams in one of the late night matches. Ordinarily we wouldn’t go after Serena this early but the fact remains that she is not in the best physical shape or form and has not been up to it when asked to string a run of matches together of late. She wiped the floor with Sharapova in round one but the Russian was a great opponent for her.
Sharapova is a more static opponent with a wayward serve and she couldn’t pose the threat to Williams that someone like Simona Halep did at Wimbledon. In all probability Serena will have a decent run here all the same as she is still very strong albeit not the invincible warrior she once was. We’re using a free bet though here so we can take a chance that she is more vulnerable than she currently appears.
McNally is much more the type of opponent that Serena will hate than Sharapova was. At just 16 she has beaten Timea Bacsinszky, a top ten player as recently as 2016, to earn tonight’s match-up. She is young, mobile, and the doubles partner of none other than Coco Gauff who did for Venus at Wimbledon on a run that was only ended by the eventual champion. In 2018 she was defeated by Gauff in the Junior French Open final in three sets but was able to go one better in the doubles. Later that year the pair teamed up and won the US Open Junior doubles so she is more than familiar with her surroundings and the pressure of big matches. More recently the pair won the WTA doubles title in Washington at senior level.
Today’s tie will be a test like nothing else she’s faced but like Gauff the potential here is enormous. Depending on who you bet with a tenner free bet could return £100. If we lose there’s no harm done but we could have a new player to add to our notebook for future reference.
How we placed our bet
Event: US Open Tennis
Betting Market: Match Odds
Selection: Caty McNally (v Serena Williams)
Bookie: Wherever you have a free bet
Published on: Aug 28, 2019 @ 06:00