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WTA Strasbourg: Cibulkova v Stosur

Defending champion Stosur won’t have an easy match but has the edge on clay

Due to start at 4:30 pm

Cibulkova 2.12, Stosur 1.86

Stosur has won 5 of their 6 matches.  The last time they met was in the quarter final of Doha in February 2017. Cibulkova won on a hard court in straight sets.

H2H info

Head to head info from Tennis Insight

Cibulkova has slightly better overall results in the last 12 months and also in 2018.  On clay it is Stosur who has the better results. Her ROI is higher on clay.

Stosur has won all 3 of their previous clay matches. She won this title last year beating Gavrilova in 3 sets in the final. She has had to beat Gavrilova in this tournament too though dismissed her in straight sets this time.

Stosur

Sam Stosur

This is Cibulkova’s first visit to Strasbourg.  She doesn’t usually play a tournament in the week before the French Open. She has had two comfortable wins so far this week although her opponents were ranked 261 and 535.

Lay Cibulkova if she breaks first or wins the opening set. I will put part stake on Stosur above 2.20 as I expect her to win. It could be a long match.

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ATP Geneva Open: Rosol v Johnson

The sets should be tight but Johnson’s game is more solid than Rosol’s and I give him the edge

Rosol 3.35, Johnson 1.40

Head to heads are 1-1.  They last met in Winston Salem, USA in August 2016. Johnson won on a hard court in straight sets. Rosol’s win was in a Challenger hard court final in Irving, USA and he won in straight sets.

Rosol has slightly better overall results in the last 12 months and also in 2018 although he plays Challenger tournaments and is against weaker opponents. He has come through the qualifying rounds this week and beat Vesely in the main draw in a third set tie break.

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Johnson has stronger clay results in the last year and also in 2018.  He reached the quarter finals of this tournament in 2017. In the last round he faced 9 break points against Copil but was broken just once.

I expect Rosol to be competitive. Back Johnson above 1.65.

Update: Johnson won 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. He hit our entry point towards the end of set 2.

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WTA Nurnberg: Larsson v Mchale

This should be a good battle. Mchale is very capable on clay and has been improving recently

Due to start at 4:30 pm

Larsson 1.87, Mchale 2.12

Mchale has won both their previous matches. They last met in Doha in February 2017. She won in straight sets on a hard court.  Their other match was on grass in 2015.

Head to head info from Tennis Insight

Overall results favour Larsson in the last 12 months and also this year. She has won just over half of her matches. Mchale had a poor season in 2017 and made a poor start to 2018. She has won just 7 of her 21 matches in 2018 although has improved recently. Her game picked up in Miami where she reached the third round. She usually plays well on clay at this time of year. Even though she has not had a lot of success on clay in the last few weeks her performances have been much better.

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Christina Mchale

Larsson came through the last round when Begu retired. She has had a respectable season so far and has played well on hard courts and also indoors. On clay she reached the quarter finals in Bogota although has a fairly strong favourite in both the matches that she won.

Mchale played fairly well in the last round. Her second serve needs to improve a little. I think this goes to 3 sets. Lay Larsson if she breaks first and remove liability if Mchale breaks back.

Update: Mchale was struggling with her serve and was clearly not 100%. 

Larsson won 6-3, 6-0.

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