Tuesday, 17 October 2017

WTA MOSCOW | BEGU TO BEAT SEVASTOVA @ 2-1

BEGU
WTA MOSCOW 

BEGU TO BEAT SEVASTOVA @ 2-1 

Begu 31-19 indoors Sevastova 31-28. Begu has the better serve and on these courts, I think that will be the deciding factor in today’s match. Sevastova leads the head to head 3-1 but on hard courts, it becomes 1-1. 

MLADENOVIC TO BEAT SASNOVICH @ 11-10 

Mladenovic leads the head to head 2-1 and on hard courts, she has won their only meeting in straight sets. Both are happy on indoor courts and similar to the above match I think Mladenovic with her more powerful serve will prove difficult to break and expect her to come through in two tight sets or possibly three. 

VIKHLYANTSEVA TO BEAT VESNINA @ 11-8 

Vesnina is not great indoors and against the young Russian she will struggle, Vikhlyantseva is very comfortable on indoor courts and looked very impressive in defeating Kanepi in straight sets in her last match. 

WTA LUXEMBOURG 

LARSSON TO BEAT MAIA @ 11-10 

Maia leads the head to head 1-0 winning on clay in their only meeting. The two players have totally different records on indoor hard courts. Maia 5-4 win-loss record compared to Larsson’s 101-42 on indoor hard courts and the swede is so comfortable when she moves indoors.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

WTA MOSCOW | SASNOVICH TO BEAT BABOS @ 9-5

SASNOVICH
WTA MOSCOW

SASNOVICH TO BEAT BABOS @ 9-5 

PAVLYUCHENKOVA TO BEAT KASATKINA @ EVENS 

CORNET TO BEAT MAKAROVA @ 13-8 

PLISKOVA TO BEAT GAVRILOVA @ 13-8 

PERVUSHINA TO BEAT PUTINTSEVA @ 4-1 

WTA LUXEMBOURG

MARTIC TO BEAT PETKOVIC @ 5-4 (NAP) Leads the head to head 3-0! 

PUIG TO BEAT KERBER @ 2-1 

ROYG TO BEAT CIRSTEA @ 11-4

Thursday, 12 October 2017

WTA HONG KONG | GIBBS TO BEAT BRADY @ 6-4

Nicole Gibbs
WTA HONG KONG

GIBBS TO BEAT BRADY @ 6-4 

Gibbs leads the head to head 2-0 winning both on hard courts, records this year are very similar on hard courts with Gibbs 24-15 compared to Brady 22-13. We backed Brady to come through her last match and she duly obliged at 3-1 but I can see Gibbs consistency proving too much for Brady here and would have her odds on so 6-4 is very generous.



Wednesday, 11 October 2017

WTA HONG KONG | SVITOLINA V GIBBS TO FEATURE A TIEBREAK @ 7-2

WTA HONG KONG 

SVITOLINA V GIBBS TO FEATURE A TIEBREAK @ 7-2 

Svitolina leads the head to head 2-0 winning both matches in straight sets but interestingly both matches combined featured 3 tiebreaks! What tempers my enthusiasm a little bit is that Svitollna has improved hugely during the last 18 months so may well demolish Gibbs but at 7-2 the odds are enticing and a little more than what they should be. 

BRADY TO BEAT ZHANG @ 3-1 

Should be quite a close contest here. Hardcourt records 21-13 for Brady compared to Zhang at 23-13. Both looked impressive in their first-round matches and I see no reason why Zhang should be favoured so heavily as the difference between the players does not warrant this price. 

WTA LINZ

LARSSON TO BEAT LEPCHENKO @ 13-10 

Larsson leads the head to head 3-2 and on hard courts, it becomes 2-2 with Lepchenko winning the only time they have played on indoor courts. Their respective records suggest a huge gulf in class on this surface with Larsson’s record 99-41 compared to Lepchenko’s 36-37. 

VIKHLYANTSEVA TO BEAT CIRSTEA @ 13-10 

Never met before but Vikhlyantseva is more accomplished on indoor hard courts with her record of 25 wins to 11 losses compared to erratic Cirstea’s win-loss record of 39-37. 

WTA TIANJIN

SAKKARI TO BEAT MCHALE @ EVENS 

Sakkari leads the head to head 1-0, recent form favour Sakkari who reached the SF last week at Wuhan and is playing full of confidence. 

VOEGELE TO BEAT PUTINTSEVA @ 13-10 

Head to head is tied 2-2, Voegele has the variation to cause Putintseva problems with her net play as Putintseva tends to stay at the back of the court and this could have the advantage to Voegele to get on the front foot, also Putintseva’s serve is very attackable and I feel she will struggle to hold today. Voegele in good form having reached the SF at Tashkent in her last tournament.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

WTA HONG KONG | ROGERS TO BEAT GAVRILOVA @ 9-5

KONG ROGERS TO BEAT GAVRILOVA @ 9-5
WTA HONG KONG

ROGERS TO BEAT GAVRILOVA @ 9-5

Rogers leads the head to head 1-0. Rogers has the power to hit through Gavrilova who is more at home on clay 

STOSUR TO BEAT RADWANSKA @ 11-4 

Stosur leads the head to head 3-2 and on outdoor hard courts she also leads 2-1. Stosur is not the player she was but if she serves is working and she can get her forehand working well then she can cause Radwanska problems as shown by their head to head meetings and 11-4 is too big a price.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

WTA HONG KONG | DIYAS TO BEAT SVITOLINA @ 5-1

DIYAS
WTA HONG KONG 

DIYAS TO BEAT SVITOLINA @ 5-1 - 

Diyas leads the head to head 1-0 and in good form having won the tournament in Tokyo 

BOUCHARD TO BEAT WOZNIACKI @ 5-1 - 

Bouchard leads the head to head 1-0 and while she has had an awful season she is definitely worth taking a chance on at insulting odds of 5-1 as if she does hit form then this could be very close. 

WTA LINZ

JABEUR TO BEAT MARIA @ 11-10 - 

Both are happy indoors and I am going with the head to head and the value play here. 

TOMLJANOVIC TO BEAT PUIG @ 7-4 - 

Tomljanovic leads the head to head 1-0, she has the power to match Puig and although she has not had the best season, Puig can be horrendously unpredictable and is not one to back at short odds on against a very talented opponent. 

VAN UYTVANCK TO BEAT CIRSTEA @ EVENS - 

Cirstea leads the head to head 1-0 but Van Uytvanck is far happier on indoor hard courts as her 5-0 record this season shows compared to Cirstea who is 0-3. Career-wise the Belgium ball striker is 91-37 compared to Cirstea's 38-37 win-loss record and Uytvanck rates the best bet of the round in my opinion. 

LARSSON TO BEAT CEPELOVA @ 5-4 - 

Larsson leads the head to head 1-0. These two players could not be more different on indoor hard courts with Larsson sporting an impressive 98-41 win-loss on indoors and Cepelova 26-22 

LEPCHENKO TO BEAT BERTENS @ 11-10 -

Lepchenko leads the head to head 3-1 and has won all three on hard courts in straight sets and I see no reason why to oppose her here at these odds I think she is actually overpriced as I would have her as favourite 

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SABALENKA EVENS 
LINETTE 10-11 

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Saturday, 7 October 2017

WTA Hong Kong | Lao to beat Hon

Lao to beat Hon @ EVENS
WTA Hong Kong

Lao to beat Hon @ EVENS 

Lao looks the more natural player on hard courts as her career record of 8- wins to 67 losses compared to Hon whois 54-47. Records over the last 12 months are very similar 22-12 compared to 21-10. Both players came through their first matches here fairly easily in straight sets, I fancy Lao to come through here as she is the more consistent of the two. 

WTA LINZ 

Zaja to beat Kerkhove @ 11-10 

Kerkhove leads the head to head 2-0, they have never met on an indoor hard court, Zaja has an impressive 15-6 win-loss record indoors this season compared to Kerkhove 2-4.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

WTA BEIJING | KVITOVA TO BEAT WOZNIACKI

Petra Kvitova
WTA BEIJING 

KVITOVA TO BEAT WOZNIACKI @ 5-4 

Kvitova leads the head to head 7-5, on outdoor hard courts the record is 4-2. Of those matches only two went to three sets, simply put Kvitova has the power to hit through Wozniacki and there is nothing Wozniacki can do about it, this match is all about how Kvitova performs as if she has a good day then she wins. 

CORNET TO BEAT GARCIA @ 15-8 

Garcia leads the head to head 2-0 but I am siding with Cornet here as she has an excellent return game and against Garcia’s superb serve she should still be able to put pressure on Garcia’s main weapon. Cornet’s serve can be vulnerable but Garcia’s weaker return game should allow Cornet to hold a little more comfortable than normal and I think she is good value to upset Garcia here.

Monday, 2 October 2017

WTA BEIJING

Barbora Strycova |
WTA BEIJING

Strycova to beat Goerges @ 10-11

Strycova should prove too consistent for an erratic Goerges and has won their last 4 meetings.

Vanderweghe to beat Gavrilovac@ 8-11

I was looking to oppose Vanderweghe as I thought she might suffer a letdown after her run at the US Open but she looked right on it in her last match and should overpower Gavrilova here. Mchale to beat Cirstea @ 8-11 - Again similar to the first match I expect Mchale to be too consistent for Cirstea in this matchup winning both times they have met in straight sets. 

Radwanska to beat Zhang @ 4-5 -

Radwanska simply is the better player as illustrated by her 3-0 head to head record winning all in straight sets and losing only 14 games in the six sets contested.

Friday, 29 September 2017

WTA BEIJING

VIKHLYANTSEVA
WTA BEIJING 

SASNOVICH TO BEAT LEPCHENKO @ 6-4

VIKHLYANTSEVA TO BEAT KASATKINA @ 12-5

Vik leads the head to head 1-0 winning this season in straight sets on indoor hard courts at St Petersburg. Neither player has been in great recent form but Vik has the power to be able to bully Kasatkina here who is still more at home on clay where her movement is key and does not expose her lack of power on some of her shots. 

VEKIC TO BEAT VANDERWEGHE @ 2-1

Vanderweghe leads the head to head 1-0, Vekic is back to something like her best and I expect Vanderweghe to suffer a similar fate to Stephens after her US Open run and will look to oppose her when I can.

MERTENS TO BEAT CIBULKOVA @ 17-10

Cibulkova leads the head to head 1-0 winning in straight sets this season. Mertens has had a superb season rising up to being in the top 40 and Cibulkova has been very unpredictable this season and I am happy to oppose her with her vulnerability on serve always an issue. 

STOSUR TO BEAT SINIAKOVA @ 11-8

These two have never met before, there is no doubt that Stosur is not the player she was but she will be fresh as she has not played much since the French Open and I am expecting a strong end to the season against some opponents who have had a tough season. 

BOUCHARD TO BEAT RYBRIAKOVA @ 6-4 (NAP)

Bouchard leads the head to head 2-0 winning both in straight sets, her form has been pretty poor for a while now but at a value price against someone who she has beaten comfortably both times and who is far more at home on grass then Bouchard has to be the play here.