AJLA TOMLVANOVIC + 4.5 GAMES TO BEAT NAOMI OSAKA @ 8-5 Osaka has been in stunning form pretty much winning everything she competes in but has not played since winning the Australian Open so there is a chance she will be a little rusty, Tomljanovic has a good serve and powerful groundstrokes although she can become a little hesitant at the pressure points during a match but she defeated her highly regarded opponent Potapova in straight sets here and I am happy to take a chance at generous odds that she can keep it close against Osaka.
PAULA BADOSA GIBERT + 3.5 GAMES TO BEAT ONS JABEUR @ 21-20 Badosa leads the head to head 1-0 winning in three sets back at the US Open in 2015. Gibert will look to take the game away from Jabeur with her attacking ground strokes and I expect this to be a close match with Jabeur’s defensive skills and her variation keeping her in the match so am happy to take Gibert with the handicap.
CIRSTEA + 3.5 GAMES TO BEAT ANETT KONTAVEIT @ 27-20 Kontaveit leads the head to head 3-0 although two of these matches have been close tewo set matches losing by just four games.When Cirstea is good she can be very good as her all out attacking game and decent serve can cause opponents huge problems the problem being she is so inconsistent. Kontaveit hits the ball flat and hard and it will likely be a match of few rallies and the head to head shows it will likely be close and with a little bit of luck Cirstea can keep it close enough to cover her handicap.