Wednesday, 16 August 2017

WTA CINCINNATI

VIKHLYANTSEVA
WTA CINCINNATI 

VIKHLYANTSEVA TO BEAT PLISKOVA @ 5-1 

Pliskova has had a good season although just fell away a bit losing early at Wimbledon then the QF last week in Toronto where she was quite poor in losing to Wozniacki. Vikhlyantseva has had a good season also and she has played well here in beating Bondarenko and Vekic in between losing to Abanda but was brought back in as a lucky loser. She has the game to trouble Pliskova is Pliskova is not playing at the top of her game. 

                                                HOLD SERVE                     BREAK SERVE 

VIKHLYANTSEVA                   62.9%                                  37.6% 
PLISKOVA                              75.4%                                  36%

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Pro Tennis Trader

WTA TORONTO 

WOZNIACKI TO BEAT SVITOLINA @ 7-5 ]


Svitolina leads the head to head 2-0 both players have looked in exceptionally good form here both only dropping one set in 4 matches. Wozniacki has lost her last 5 finals and Svitolina has won her last 4 so everything is pointing towards a Svitolina victory but I just feel with the way Wozniacki has played this week then I feel it is her title today although I do think it could become a bit of a grind and hard work as Wozniacki's defensive skills will come to the fore. 

                                            HOLD SERVE                    BREAK SERVE

WOZNIACKI                     70.3%                                   43.3%
SVITOLINA                       67.8%                                   44.2%

WTA CINCINNATI

KONJUH TO BEAT CIBULKOVA @ 11-10

Konjuh has some fitness concerns and Cibulkova is not in good form. Both players are happy on hard courts and it should come down to serve against return as Cibulkova far stronger on return but Konjuh has a serve that is a class above Cibulkova's. I am happy to take Konjuh at odds against as I think Cibulkova is so low on confidence at the minute that even if she gets into a winning position then I am not sure she will take it

                                        HOLD SERVE                      BREAK SERVE

KONJUH                       68.6%                                     33.3%
CIBULKOVA                 61.4%                                     40%

MLADENOVIC TO BEAT GAVRILOVA @ 8-7

Head to head is tied 1-1 both on hard courts, Gavrilova started off the season well but her form has tailed off lately similar to Mladenovic but I just feel on hard courts Mladenovic's serve could hold the key here as if she can get it working then it is a real weapon and one that Gavrilova will struggle to deal with.

                                     HOLD SERVE                        BREAK SERVE

MLADENOVIC          65.3%                                       35%
GAVRILOVA              63.3%                                       36%

BARONI TO BEAT NAVARRO @ 11-5 

Navarro leads the head to head 2-0 but her record on hard courts is not impressive over the last 12 months has lost more matches than she has won 10-11 compared to Baroni 15-11. Neither of the two players has been in good form but Baroni has the attacking game that can blow Navarro off the court if she is on form and at the prices I am happy to take a chance she has a going day.

                                  HOLD SERVE                        BREAK SERVE

BARONI                  60.5%                                        42.3%
NAVARRO              65.7%                                        37.8%

I am going for a combination bet on the players below, won't be backing them individually as four are odds on but I do fancy them to win

Keys 4-5
Strycova 11-10
Ostapenko 10-11
Radwanska 8-13
Vikhlyantseva 8-11

Saturday, 12 August 2017

WTA Cincinnati

WTA CINCINNATI 

BOGDAN TO BEAT MAIA @ EVENS 

Return of serve looks the key here and Bodgan a lot stronger in that department 

                               





                                HOLD SERVE                 BREAK SERVE 

BODGAN                63.3%                              40.1% 
MAIA                       63.5%                              26% 

DOLEHIDE TO BEAT LINETTE @ 6-5 

Linette has been in awful form recently losing her last six matches. Dolehide reached the last 16 at Stanford and has been in good form. 

                               HOLD SERVE                  BREAK SERVE

DOLEHIDE             67.6%                                   36.4%
LINETTE                 65.6%                                   34.7%

DAY TO BEAT LEPCHENKO @ 37-20

Lepchenko struggles against fellow left handers having lost her last eleven!

                                  HOLD SERVE                     BREAK SERVE

DAY                         63.2%                                    28.7%
LEPCHENKO        67.1%                                    34.5%

NICULESCU TO BEAT MARINO @ EVENS

Marino leads the head to head 4-3 and on outdoor hard courts this becomes 2-1 to Marino. Records on hard courts this season are very similar with Niculescu 15-10 and Marino 15-11.

                                 HOLD SERVE                      BREAK SERVE

NICULESCU         56.8%                                     45.5%
MARINO                62.1%                                     34.5%

Thursday, 10 August 2017

WTA TORONTO

WTA TORONTO

Bellis to beat Garcia @ Evens 

Safarova to beat Makarova @ Evens

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Canadian Open

Vesnina to beat Riske @ 21-20 

Player Profile: 

Elena Sergeyevna Vesnina is a Russian professional tennis player. Her career-high rankings are World No. 13 in singles and World No. 3 in doubles.






Bouchard to beat Vekic @ 11-10 

Player Profile:
Eugenie "Genie" Bouchard is a Canadian professional tennis player who is currently ranked no. 70 in the world

Lucic Baroni to beat Rybriakova @ 29-20

Player Profile:

Mirjana Lučić-Baroni is a Croatian professional tennis player. She enjoyed a promising career on the WTA Tour in the late 1990s, during which she set several "youngest-ever" records

Monday, 7 August 2017

WTA TORONTO

TSURENKO
WTA TORONTO 

TSURENKO TO BEAT CIBULKOVA @ 21-20 

Cibulkova leads the head to head 2-1 but the only time they have met on hard courts Tsurenko won in three sets. Cibulkova is in very poor form at the moment, winning just three of her last 10 matches. Tsurenko reached the QF at Stanford and in my opinion, should be far shorter to win against the out of form low on confidence Slovak. 

                                       HOLD SERVE                        BREAK SERVE 

TSURENKO                   67.8%                                    42.1% 
CIBULKOVA                  61.3%                                     40%

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Canadian Open

LEPCHENKO
CANADIAN OPEN

LEPCHENKO TO BEAT RYBRIAKOVA @ 12-5 

Lepchenko leads the head to head 2-1. Rybriakova has had a golden period returning from injury and playing on the ITF circuit then making the SF at Wimbledon but her odds has been shortened by that fact 154-117 is her career record on hard courts compared to Lepchenko's 293-196 record and there is no way the left hander should be 12-5 to win this match. 

                                           HOLD SERVE                            BREAK SERVE 

LEPCHENKO                     67.7%                                         34.3% 
RYBRIAKOVA                    68%                                            34% 

CIRSTEA TO BEAT GIROGI @ 11-10 

Giorgi leads the head to head 2-0 but interestingly both matches have been straight sets but three of the four sets have been won in tie breakers! Both players are shot makers and very attacking and have identical win loss records on hard courts over the last 12 months wins 10 wins and 10 losses apiece. 

                                         HOLD SERVE                                BREAK SERVE

CIRSTEA                         56.6%                                              40.5% 
GIORGI                           64.2%                                               35.8% 

OZAKI TO BEAT ARRUABARRENA @ 7-4 

Arruabarrena leads the head to head 2-0 but Ozaki is the more comfortable player on hard courts. 

                                       HOLD SERVE                                 BREAK SERVE 

OZAKI                           60.1%                                                39.6% 
ARRUABARRENA        59.2%                                                37.3% 

WTA STANFORD 

KEYS TO BEAT VANDERWEGHE @ 11-10 

Both have looked impressive here but just looking at the stats keys has a far better return game and Coco may well find her serve under pressure more that she is comfortable with and Coco's limited return game might struggle to make in roads into Key's serve. 

                                      HOLD SERVE                                  BREAK SERVE 

KEYS                            77.6%                                               35.1% 
VANDERWEGHE         71.5%                                               27.4%

Thursday, 3 August 2017

WTA STANFORD

Tig
WTA STANFORD

Gibbs to bt Vanderweghe @ 4-1

Gibbs consistency could prove problematic to Vanderweghe, her defensive skills will force Coco to try to hit closer to the lines which could lead to unforced errors. Gibbs has been in spectacular form on the ITF circuit with two finals and a SF in her last three tournaments so her confidence should be sky high.

Riske to bt Pavlyuchenkova @ 13-10

Riske leads h2h 3-1 and has won both meetings on hard courts in straight sets. 

WTA WASHINGTON

Tig to Niculescu @ 13-8

Tig better on serve and that could probs key here, Niculescu sliced forehand sits up on these courts and is less effective. 

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

WTA WASHINGTON

WTA WASHINGTON 

BOUCHARD TO BEAT MCHALE @ 11-10 

Both these players have struggled this season. I am going to go back to basics here and my belief is Bouchard is the better player as can be seen where she reached in the ranking a couple of years ago and her aggressive game provided she is playing to a decent level can expose McHale's movement which is not the best. 

                                             

                                            HOLD SERVE                     BREAK SERVE 

BOUCHARD                       67.3%                                  37.1% 
MCHALE                             64%                                      37.3% 

WTA STANFORD 

TSURENKO TO BEAT SHARAPOVA @ 2-1 

Sharpova has returned but in her last match, she looked very rusty, if she performs to that level again then Tsurenko will be able to take advantage more than Brady did. Tsurenko has benefitted from the break in between Wimbledon and here and that has always been the problem is her physical condition and she looked in excellent health and form in winning her first match here. 

                                           HOLD SERVE                      BREAK SERVE 

TSURENKO                       67.1%                                   44.9%
SHARAPOVA                       75.5%                                      46.2%


VIKHLYANTSEVA TO BEAT KONJUH @ 17-10

Vik leads the head to head 1-0 having won in straight sets earlier this season on grass. Both players are happy on hard courts with their respective records on hard courts reading Vik 25-15 and Konjuh 55-39 through their respective careers.

                                               HOLD SERVE                        BREAK SERVE

VIKHLYANTSEVA              62.9%                                       38%
KONJUH                              67.9%                                      32.8%

Monday, 31 July 2017

WTA WASHINGTON: ABANDA TO BEAT GOERGES @ 3-1

WTA WASHINGTON

ABANDA TO BEAT GOERGES @ 3-1 

Abanda has a decent record on hard courts through her short career so far with 60 wins to 41 losses. Goerges record is poor for a player with her ability and shot making with a record of 131-123 throughout her career. 

                           



                           HOLD SERVE                   BREAK SERVE 

ABANDA            59.8%                                 40.6% 
GOERGES         74.5%                                 28.1% 

OZAKI TO BEAT ERRANI @ 11-10 

Errani leads the head to head 1-0 but has been in such poor form of late that I have to oppose her especially on hard courts which is the surface she is so vulnerable on. Ozaki this season has a 33-17 win loss record compared to Errani's 6-10 record and the Italian's confidence will be very low coming into this match. The only thing stopping me from making her the bet of the day is the fact Ozaki is in bad form herself having only won one of her last 10 matches but i think she is value today to come through. 

                       HOLD SERVE                      BREAK SERVE

OZAKI            60.2%                                    39.4% 
ERRANI         53%                                       46.4% 

JANKOVIC TO BEAT DODIN @ 11-10 

Dodin leads the head to head 1-0. Records on hard courts over the last 12 months are Jankovic won 18-15 lost compared to Dodin who has an apalling won 1-7 lost record and for this reason I am favouring a Jankovic win here. Neither player has been in great form but JJ has the better defensive skills and i think that will be key here along with her better return game. 

                     HOLD SERVE                        BREAK SERVE 

JANKOVIC   67.5%                                     41% 
DODIN          68.2%                                    25.8% 


WTA STANFORD 

TOMLJANOVIC TO BEAT VANDERWEGHE @ 3-1 

Both these two players were tipped for the top, Tomljanovic has been plauged by injuries and Vanderweghe until she improves her return game and stops fluctuating mentally so much during her matches wont break into the top bracket of women's tennis. Vanderweghe has a great serve and powerful groundstrokes but something is missing from her game as her record on hard courts over the last 12 months is 9-10 and for her player with her ability that is not good. Tomljanovic is 10-5 and is playing with confidence at the minute having dropped down to the ITF circuit after injury and she has reached the SF and final in her last two tournaments on hard court. 

                                     HOLD SERVE                  BREAK SERVE 

TOMLJANOVIC           63.2%                               32.7% 
VANDERWEGHE        69.8%                               28.8% 

BONDARENKO TO BEAT SCHIAVONE @ 6-5 

Bondarenko 18-16 over last 12 months on hard court compared to Schiavone 8-11. Schiavone leads the head to head 3-0 but two of those were on clay and they have not met in five years, Bondarenko is a better player now and Schiavone is not playing at the same level now as she was 5 years ago and on hard courts I can see Bondarenko's better return game being the key here 

                                  HOLD SERVE                    BREAK SERVE 

BONDARENKO        65.5%                                  41.2% 
SCHIAVONE             65.0%                                 35.4%