Belinda Bencic did not enjoy the best WTA season of her career in 2016. She suffered injuries through much of it and they contributed to her year-end ranking of World No. 43. Following the 2015 season, when she shocked the world with a title at WTA Toronto, most would have been hoping for more out of the Swiss. If her injuries are behind her then she could return to the upper echelon of women's tennis. With that in mind, there are betting angles to exploit on women's tennis.

Bencic starts her season in Perth

Bencic will open her season at the 2017 Hopman Cup, an event that is played in Perth, Australia.

In that event she is teamed with Roger Federer in what promises to be the most talented two-player team in the tournament. The event, though exhibition, is a good to enter as it guarantees a set number of matches due to the round-robin format.

For betting odds on Bencic in 2017, it may be wise to look both back into her past and then down the line of the 2017 season. Looking passed the Australian Open appears to be wise as she may need time to get back into form after a poor season in 2016 that saw her miss a lot of time. Bencic is a player who won both the French Open and Wimbledon as a junior. As a pro, she really hasn't done much at Roland Garros as she has just a 1-2 record at the event.

Her success has come at the All England Club and Flushing Meadows, where she is a combined 12-5 to date.

Back Bencic to be ranked better than 21st

Bencic has more up-side to her ranking than down-side in 2017. If she stays healthy, then it's perfect reasonable for her to get into the Top 10 again. After all, she peaked as the World No.

7 in early 2016 before injuries crept in. 888Sport have a target ranking of 20.5 set for the November 6th, 2017 rankings with 4/5 available on the "under" (ie. ranked 1st to 20th). That looks like a strong betting line to take.

For Grand Slam success, 20/1 is available with BetVictor at Wimbledon 2017, odds that may under-rate Bencic's chances.

The Swiss player won't be a teen for much longer, but at this point she remains the most-proven player among the young crop. Her victory at Toronto 2015 still attests to immense talent that other similarly-aged players have yet to achieve.