Sunday, 20 August 2017

WTA CINCINNATI

WTA CINCINNATI

MUGURUZA TO BEAT HALEP @ 24-23 

Muguruza leads the head to head 2-1 having won both matches they have played on hard courts, one indoors and one outdoors. Both players have played well this week especially Muguruza in last night demolition of Pliskova. Halep has not lost a set all week but I feel Muguruza's more powerful game can overpower Halep here. Two of the three matches they have contested have gone to three sets and another three setter here with Muguruza coming through is likely. 

                                              HOLD SERVE                    BREAK SERVE

MUGURUZA                           72.7%                                      38.9% 
HALEP                                 69.9%                                   46% 

WTA NEW HAVEN 

VIKHLYANTSEVA TO BEAT MERTENS @ 11-8 

Vikhlyantseva is a player I rate very highly, Mertens has been playing well of late but I fancy the serve of Vikhlyantseva to prove crucial here as if it is working then it is a great weapon. 

                                            HOLD SERVE                      BREAK SERVE 

VIKHLYANTSEVA               64.2%                                   37.3%
MERTENS 67.4% 49.8% 

PLISKOVA TO BEAT WITTHOEFT @ 10-11 

Pliskova has a huge serve and on hard courts this can prove problematic for her opponents, especially opponents that she can bully and Witthoeft is certainly one of those as she is more at home on clay and indoor hard courts as conditions such as wind etc affect her game badly. 

                                           HOLD SERVE                        BREAK SERVE 

PLISKOVA                         73.6%                                     31.6% 
WITTHOEFT                      61.2%                                    35.4% 

STRYCOVA TO BEAT KASATKINA @ 11-10 

Kasatkina is more a clay court specialist. Her record on hard courts over the last 12 months reads 12 wins to 13 losses compared to her record on clay which reads 9-4. Strycova record over the same period reads 20 wins to 14 losses and her consistency should prove too strong and Kasatkina likes playing the drop shot but on these courts and with Strycova's movement that will be a play that she should limit.

                                         HOLD SERVE                         BREAK SERVE 

STRYCOVA                      63.2%                                      41% 
KASATKINA                     64.5%                                      37.6% 

DAVIS TO BEAT BOUCHARD @ EVENS 

Both players have been in terrible form, Bouchard just does not seem to be able to pick herself up again. Davis has not won a match since Eastbourne. Hardcourt records over the last 12 months read Davis 17 wins 10 losses and Bouchard's is a staggering 11 losses and only 7 wins, her confidence appears totally shot to pieces for a player with so much natural talent but I have to favour Davis as she is the more consistent player if not as good if both players playing as well as they can 

                                       HOLD SERVE                          BREAK SERVE

DAVIS                            60%                                          38.2% 
BOUCHARD                  66.5%                                       34.8% 

BOGDAN TO BEAT BONDARENKO @ 11-10

                                      HOLD SERVE                          BREAK SERVE

BOGDAN                      64%                                          39.2% 
BONDARENKO            64.6%                                       42.7% 

BABOS TO BEAT MLADENOVIC @ 7-4 

                                      HOLD SERVE                          BREAK SERVE 

BABAOS                       70.1%                                       32% 
MLADENOVIC              65.2%                                       35.2%

Saturday, 19 August 2017

WTA NEW HAVEN

HRADECKA
WTA NEW HAVEN 

HRADECKA TO BEAT ARRUABARRENA @ 21-10 

Hradecka leads he head to head 3-0. Both players are not ripping up any trees with their form but Hradecka has the more powerful game although she is more inconsistent I expect her more powerful game to come through here. 

         





                                  HOLD SERVE                    BREAK SERVE

HRADECKA              69.1%                                  28.8% 
ARRUABARRENA    60%                                     36.8% 

RODIONOVA TO BEAT ZVONAREVA @ 11-10 

Rodionova is not particularly good on hard courts but Bepa is returning from her career threatening injury and has been playing on the ITF circuit for the last few weeks and looked very rusty and I expect her to struggle back on the main tour in her protected events. 

PUIG TO BEAT MERTENS @ EVENS 

Puig's all out attacking game is virtually unplayable when she is on form. She hits the ball ferociously hard and flat. Mertens is a consistent steady player who has improved this season but she might struggle to contain Puig's power here. 

                                HOLD SERVE                    BREAK SERVE

PUIG                       70.3%                                 34.1% 
MERTENS              67.2%                                 49.4% 

WTA CINCINNATI 

PLISKOVA V MUGURAZA TO FEATURE A TIE BREAK @ 5-2 

PLISKOVA V MUGURAZA OVER 22.5 GAMES @ 21-20 

                                        HOLD SERVE                   BREAK SERVE 

PLISKOVA                       76.2%                                35.7% 
MUGURAZA                    71.3%                                39.2% 

Pliskova leads the head to head 6-1. The total over games has been covered in four of their seven meetings and with both players, in terrific form I can see this one going to three sets or at least two close sets with a tie break. The last time they met both sets were decided by tie-breaks and something similar could take place today.

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.