Monday 17 January 2022

WTA Australian Open Day 2

Linette V Sevastova Over 22.5 Games @ 6-5 

Sevastova leads the head to head winning in three sets in Cincinnati back in 2016, Neither of these would class hard courts as their favourite surface. Sevastova has by far the more variation to her game but in what looks a tough match with neither player in great form I favour three sets here. 

Kvitova V Cirstea Over 22.5 Games @ 13-10 

Kvitova leads the head to head 5-3 but on outdoor hard courts it becomes 2-0 to Cirstea and including an indoor hard tournament as well then it becomes 3-0 to Cirstea but interestingly all the matches on hard courts have gone to three sets. Cirstea of one of the players on tour who can match Kvitova for power but both these players struggle for consistency during a single match let alone a tournament and three sets look the call here. 

Sanders to beat Sabalenka @ 11-4 

I am happy to go for the upset here as without doubt Sabalenka is one of if not the most powerful strikers of the ball on the women’s tour but she is suffering horrendous problems currently with her serve managing to serve close on 40 double faults in her two matches so far this season! In her two losses. Sanders is a solid if unspectacular player and Sabalenka has the ability to blow her off court so I am not interested in the handicaps just more than happy to take the value on Sanders taking advantage if Sabalenka has another off day from the service line.

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