Wednesday, 26 July 2017

WTA NANCHANG

KUDRYATSEVA
WTA NANCHANG 

KUDRYATSEVA TO BEAT MARTINCOVA @ 6-5 

Kudryatseva leads the head to head 1-0 winning on hard court in straight sets. Neither player is playing great tennis on hard courts, Martincova played well last week on clay but this is totally different here and I think she may struggle with the transition which she has done on the past. Stats are very similar but I just give the edge to the more experienced player to find a way to win here. 

                                      HOLD SERVE               BREAK SERVE 

Kudryatseva                  61.9%                            37.4% 
Martincova                    64.1%                            39.9% 

HOZUMI TO BEAT HSIEH @ 2-1 (NAP) 

Hsieh leads the head to head 2-1 and on hard courts they are tied 1-1. Hozumi has been in excellent form on the lesser ITF circuit lately, reaching the final at Imzir, semi final at Stuttgart and semi final at Barcelona. 28-22 record on hard courts compared to Hsieh over the last 12 months and I just feel her greater confidence gained from her recent form gives her a great chance of causing an upset over a player that has struggled recently for victories. 

                                      HOLD SERVE                 BREAK SERVE 

Hozumi                         59.4%                               41.1% 
Hsieh                            58.7%                               41.6% 

WTA BASTAD 

KULICHOVA TO BEAT SEVASTOVA @ 3-1 

Kulichkova won for us yesterday and was exceptionally strong on her return game and this is the part of Sevastova’s game that I feel she can exploit. If she can attack Sevastova’s serve then that can affect the rest of her game as she is a huge confidence player. 14-6 record on clay over last 12 months for Sevastova compared to Kulichkova’s 16-7 win loss record and the young Russian is a great price to cause an upset here. 

                                        HOLD SERVE                BREAK SERVE 

Kulichkova                      60.8%                              41.1% 
Sevastova                       67.2%                              41.4%

Sunday, 23 July 2017

WTA BASTAD

Korpatsch WTA Bastad
WTA BASTAD 

KORPATSCH TO BEAT ERRANI @ 8-5 

Korpatsch has been in consistent form reaching the QF at her last two clay tournaments. Errani has struggled all season even on her favoured clay surface. Win loss record on clay are both impressive through their careers but over the last 12 months, Korpatsc is 20-10 compared to Errani's 15-10 which for her is very poor. She relies on taking a lot off her first serve and getting a high percentage in but it just puts her on the defensive straight away and against an accomplished player in Korpatsch she will struggle. 

                                   HOLD SERVE            BREAK SERVE 

KORPATSCH             65.9%                         39.2% 
ERRANI                     55.6%                         53.6% 

KULICHKOVA TO BEAT ALEXANDROVA @ 11-10 

Kulichkova leads the head to head 2-0 both on clay. Win loss records on clay over 12 months are Alexandranova 10-8 career 69-40 compared to Kulichkova 15-7 career 32-20. I am taking the head to head into strong consideration here as I think Kulichkova matches up well against her fellow Russian and take her to come through 

                                   HOLD SERVE           BREAK SERVE 

KULICHKOVA           58.2%                         42.7% 
ALEXANDRANOVA  56.8%                         35.6% 

WTA NANCHANG 

OZAKI TO BEAT ZHU @ 11-10 

Ozaki leads the head to head 2-0 once on hard court and once on grass. Ozaki is the overall better player but Zhu has been in excellent form on the ITF circuit especially on hard courts as she has reached the final in her last three tournaments winning one of those. I think being back in Asia will help as she has good memories here as last time she was here she reached the final at Hong Kong and the SF at Nanchang before losing first round at Shenzen. I think Osaki will be able to pressure Zhu's serve enough to come through and she is decent value to do so. 

                                 HOLD SERVE            BREAK SERVE 

OZAKI                      60.6%                         39.6% 
ZHU                          64.8%                         35.6%

WTA GSTAAD: BERTENS TO BEAT KNONTAVEIT @ 11-10

Kiki Bertens
WTA GSTAAD

BERTENS TO BEAT KNONTAVEIT @ 11-10 

Kontaveit leads the head to head 1-0 winning in straight sets on hard court last year. Kontaveit this season on clay her win loss reads 16-5 and through her career, it is 54-23. Bertens in comparison has a 12-month record of 22-6 and through her career she is 142-57. Looking at their recent form both have been playing exceptionally well but Bertens just convinces more on clay and from the consistency point of view she has yet to drop a set this week and I feel the difference here will be Bertens return game putting pressure on Kontaveit’s serve. 

                         Hold Serve                      Break Serve 

Konataveit        70.3%                             38.3% 
Bertens             71%                                44.9%

Player Profile:  Kiki Bertens is a Dutch professional tennis player. Her highest WTA singles ranking is 18, which she reached in May 2017. Her career high in doubles is 27, achieved in January 2017.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

WTA BUCHAREST

Irina-Camelia Begu
WTA BUCHAREST

Begu to beat Navarro @ 2-1 Navarro 

Leads the head to head 2-1 and on clay, they are tie 1-1. Both these players have looked in excellent form this week and I feel this is going to be a close game with a huge onus on how Begu serves. If she can hit a high percentage of first serves then she will be hard to beat here. 

                                HOLD SERVE              BREAK SERVE 

Begu                       62.9%                           43.3% 
Navarro                  62%                              48.9% 

Irina-Camelia Begu is a professional Romanian tennis player who is currently ranked the world no. 64 in singles. On 22 August 2016, she reached her highest WTA singles ranking of no. 22. Her highest doubles ranking of world no.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

WTA GSTAAD

Schnyder
WTA GSTAAD

Schnyder to beat Lottner @ 11-8

Schnyder in her last 4 tournaments has reached the final in two of them and has been in excellent form. She leads the h2h 1-0 winning last year on clay dropping just 4 games. Holds serve 67% compared to her opponents 62% and break 39% compared to 32%. 

Player Profile: Patty Schnyder is a Swiss professional tennis player. She reached number 7 in the world rankings. She twice defeated a reigning world no.

Podoroska to beat Maria @ 3-1

Podoroska win-loss record on clay through her career 64-38 and she played well in beating Zanezska in the first match here. She is strong in return of serve breaking her opponent 44% of the time and will put pressure on Maria's serve here. 

GSTAAD SWISS OPEN

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GSTAAD

Korpatsch to beat Sakaari @ 23-15

Player Profile: 

Tamara Korpatsch (born 12 May 1995 in Hamburg) is a German tennis player. Korpatsch has won five singles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 22 May 2017, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 130. On 8 May 2017, she peaked at world number 723 in the doubles rankings. Korpatsch made her WTA tour debut at the 2016 Ladies Championship Gstaad, partnering Ekaterina Yashina in doubles.


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Kalinskaya to beat Kontaveit @ 6-1

Player Profile: 

Anna Nikolayevna Kalinskaya (Russian: Анна Николаевна Калинская; born 2 December 1998 in Moscow) is a Russian tennis player. Kalinskaya has won four ITF singles and six ITF doubles titles in her career. On 22 May 2017, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 132. On 6 March 2017, she peaked at world number 124 in the doubles rankings. Kalinskaya lost French Open girls' champion Spanish Paula Badosa Gibert in the final. In 2016, Kalinskaya won the Girls' Doubles event at Australian Open, partnering Tereza Mihalíková. Kalinskaya debuted at the senior 2017 Australian Open.

BUCHAREST

Korpatsch to beat Georges @ 2-1

Monday, 17 July 2017

WTA GSTAAD

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TOMOVA TO BEAT LARSSON @ 3-1 

Tomova been very consistent of late on the ITF circuit reaching the semi finals of her last three tournaments on that tour of which the last two were played on clay. 15-11 win loss record this season and her career record is 70 wins to 53 losses. Larsson has a 15-8 record over 12 months and her career record reads 164-109. Larsson also reached the SF last week on the ITF circuit and this is a match that both will feel they can win and it should be a bit closer than the odds suggest 

                              HOLD SERVE                   BREAK SERVE

Tomova                 58.1%                                 45.2% 
Larsson                 63.4%                                 38.6% 

KRUNIC TO BEAT BERTENS @ 15-8 

                             HOLD SERVE                    BREAK SERVE 

Krunic                   63.9%                                  43.6% 
Bertens                 70.3%                                  44.9% 


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WTA BUCHAREST

ALEXANDROVA TO BEAT KOVINIC @ 5-4 

PODORSKA TO BEAT ZANEVSKA @ 23-10 

Both at home on clay but both out of form and lacking confidence, I expect a lot of breaks of serve in this match and the value is certainly on Podorska as they are both very much at home on clay both players winning over 60% of their matches on this surface. 

                            HOLD SERVE                     BREAK SERVE 

PODORSKA       57.5%                                   39.7% 
ZANEVSKA        58.9%                                   42.7%

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Roger Federer Accosted by Jimmy the Jump (2009)

Jimmy The Jump Puts Hat On Federer's Head
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Tennis hasn't escaped his attention. 

During the 2009  Men's Singles Finals of the French Open, he grappled with Roger Federer, attempting to place a red barretina on his head. A traditional hat that is frequently worn by men in parts of the Christian cultures of the Mediterranean sea such as Catalonia.

Jimmy The Jump was tackled by a security guard after he jumped the net.      

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Grunting in tennis 

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Did you know that Monica Seles is considered the creator of the grunt? An honour that went with her Wimbledon title in 1992. 

In recent years, many have called for grunting to be banned or punished. Certainly, Ivan Lendl would have loved to have put a sock in the mouth of Andre Agassi in their 1988 US Open. 

Lendl said: ''Every time he went for a big shot, his grunting got much louder.

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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Wimbledon Day 8

Jelena Ostapenko
Konta to beat Halep @ Evens

Player Profile: Johanna "Jo" Konta is a British tennis player. She has won three singles titles on the WTA tour, as well as 11 singles and four doubles titles on the ITF circuit in her career.

Ostapenko to beat Williams @ 6-5

Player Profile: Jeļena Ostapenko, also known as Aļona Ostapenko, is a Latvian professional tennis player. On 12 June 2017, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 12 in the Women's Tennis Association

Sunday, 9 July 2017

WIMBLEDON DAY 7

RADWANSKA TO BEAT KUZNETSOVA @ 6-4 

RADWANSKA V KUZNETSOVA OVER 26.5 GAMES @ 27-11 

Kuznetsova leads the head to head 13-4 and on grass they have only met twice and it is 1-1. 10 of their 17 meetings have gone three sets including the last 4 meetings between the two and these matches have average 29.75 games between them. Kuznetsova has looked in excellent form this week not dropping a set while Radwanska has been taken to three sets twice but has found a way to win and looks to be growing in confidence and in my opinion this is the one surface that does favour Radwanska. 

                                     HOLD SERVE                    BREAK SERVE 

RADWANSKA             75.8%                                  40.3% 
KUZNETSOVA           72.4%                                   35% 

KERBER TO BEAT MUGURUZA @ 11-8 

Muguruza leads the head to head 4-3 including the one time they have met on grass. Both have improved their form since switching to grass but looking at their respective win loss records then Muguruza is 24-14 compared to Kerber's 55-22 and I think her superior movement and defensive skills will be the difference today and Kerber to come through in three tight sets. Average games per match between these two is 22.42 and that is with just three of the seven matches going to three sets 

                                     HOLD SERVE                    BREAK SERVE 

KERBER                     75%                                     37.2% 
MUGURUZA               74.7%                                  31.5% 

OSTAPENKO TO BEAT SVITOLINA @ EVENS 

Ostapenko is 12-8 on grass throughout her short career and Svitolina is 8-11. Ostapenko looks a future Wimbledon champion as she won the junior event here three years ago and grass suits her powerful all out attacking game and I think she will have far too much for Svitolina here. Both players can be vulnerable on serve but Ostapenko is such a threat on her return game that I think Svitolina will struggle all match to hold serve. 

                                  HOLD SERVE                      BREAK SERVE 

OSTAPENKO           65.2%                                    41% 
SVITOLINA              65.8%                                    33.5% 

AZARENKA TO BEAT HALEP @ 13-10 

Azarenka leads the head to head 2-1 they have never played on grass. Azarenka is back on the tour and getting better with every match she plays, history shows that Halep struggles with Azarenka's game and if she can continue her improvement back on the tour then Halep will struggle to get anything out of this match on a surface she can look uneasy on. 

                                HOLD SERVE                       BREAK SERVE 

AZARENKA            77%                                        39% 
HALEP                   73%                                        41.8% 

WOZNIACKI TO BEAT VANDERWEGHE @ 13-10 

Wozniacki leads the head to head 2-0 they have never met on grass. Average games per match are 23.5. Both have looked impressive so far this week especially Wozniacki who has come through three tough opponents and looks to be playing close to her best. The problem with this match up for Coco is Wozniacki's defensive skills are the best on tour and it frustrates Vanderweghe who ends up going for too much on her shots and makes too many unforced errors and I cannot see this pattern changing. Both players are excellent on grass with Vanderweghe record standing at 49-20 and Wozniacki's 48-22. 

                                HOLD SERVE                         BREAK SERVE 

WOZNIACKI           77%                                        38.1% 
VANDERWEGHE   79.8%                                     30.7% 

MULTIPLE BET - BET 365 KERBER V MUGURUZA OVER 21.5 GAMES @ 4-5 RADWANSKA V KUZNETSOVA OVER 21.5 GAMES @ 5-6 WOZNIACKI V VANDERWEGHE OVER 21.5 GAMES @ 4-5