Sunday, 7 January 2018



2018 Sydney International - 5th - 13th January 

Played on outside hard courts in Sydney, New South Wales. The 2017 Championship was won by Johanna Konta from Great Britain. For the latest betting from Sun Bets click here.

Johanna Konta retires from Brisbane International with Injury. Read more...   


Lucie Safarova
Safarova leads the head to head 2-1, Kerber looked in decent nick in the Hopman Cup but that really is an exhibition event so we cannot tell a lot from it, Both similar type players with booming forehands but I give the edge to Safarova as she has the better serve and will be able to attack Kerber’s especially her second serve which is very weak.

Player Profile:

Lucie Safarova is a professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. Now residing in Monte Carlo, Monaco. She turned professional in 2002. This left-handed player is coached by Rob Steckley. She is an accomplished player with a highest ranking of 5 in 2015. Prize money over $11,000,000. 

Angelique Kerber is a German professional tennis player, turned pro in 2003. She resides in Poland. This former world no 1. The oldest player to achieve this status in 2016. This left-handed player has an aggressive style. She has won 10 singles titles with two major titles taking the Australian and US Open in 2016. She has achieved prize money over US$20,000,000.    


Sevastova leads the head to head 1-0 and she played decently last week I just feel Cibulkova with her hard flat hitting will prove too powerful for Sevastova tonight.

Player profile:

Dominika Cibulkova turned professional in 2004. She resides in her home country of Bratislava, Slovakia. This right-handed player. A highest ranking of 59 in 2012. She has achieved prize money over US $11,000,0000.    


Head to head is tied 1-1, I favour Strycova here as she played ok last week in Auckland where she reached the QF whereas Kasatkina looked woefully short of court time in her straight-sets defeat to Kanepi and I think this year could be a struggle for the young Russian as her opponents work out her game and she loses the surprise factor. 

Player profile: 

Barbora Strycova is a Czech player who turned pro in 2003. She resides in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This right-handed player has a highest ranking of no 16 in 2017. Prize money over US $6,000,000.  


Radwanska leads the head to head 2-1 and all on outdoor hard courts, She may not be operating quite at her peak Radwanska but on her day she is still a match for most players, he has always struggled against the power players who can hit through her but her variation and still tends to take care of the lesser players. Konta has a poor end to last season and despite making huge strides over the last two seasons I have to oppose her here purely based on her retirement and the fact that Radwanska has the skill to be able to have Konta running around so will test that hip out. 

Player profile: 

Agnieszka Radwanska is a professional tennis player from Poland, Krakow. She turned pro in 2005. This right-handed player was formerly coached by Martina Navratilova. Highest ranking no 2 in 2012.

Johanna Konta resides in Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom. However, she was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She turned pro in 2008. This right-handed player is coached by Michael Joyce. She has achieved prize money of more than $5,000,000.    


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