WTA Coupe Rogers, 1st round: Broady v Puig (23:30)

Puig has won both their previous matches.  Their most recent meeting was last month on the grass in Eastbourne. She won in straight sets. She also won on clay in May in the Madrid qualifying rounds.

Broady played well last week beating Falconi and narrowly losing to Ozaki in 3 sets. She  has come through the qualifying rounds of this tournament.

Puig has struggled a little at times on hard courts. Broady has better hard court stats this year.

I see some value on Broady. I think she takes at least a set. Lay Puig below 1.35 . She starts around 1.45.

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WTA Coupe Rogers, 1st round: Watson v Stosur (19:30)

Stosur  won their only previous meeting. It was in Hong Kong last October and she won in 3 sets on a hard court.

Stosur has a better record at this tournament when it’s played in Toronto. They are in Montreal this year.  She has had a good season on the clay and has limited success on hard courts. Last week in Washington she had an easy win over Kudryavtseva. In her second match she lost the opening set to Wozniacki but Woz was forced to retire half way through their second set.  Stosur then lost to Pegula in the quarter final  as a 1.22 favourite in straight sets.

Watson has performed well at this event for the last 2 years. She had a disappointing grass season with 3 of her 4 losses coming as favourite. She started the year well with a quarter final in Hobart on hard courts and won the title in Monterrey in February. She backed that up with a 4th round finish in Miami in March.

Watson has a chance here of taking a set and take this to 3 sets. Lay Stosur if she breaks first

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WTA Citi Open, Final: Davis v Wickmayer (22:00)

Davis has won all 3 of their previous matches including 2 ins on hard courts in early 2016. Their last match was in San Antonio, USA and she came back from losing the opening set 2-6.

Davis’ stats on hard courts are a little better this year but occasionally Wickmayer has a week where everything falls into place for her. Her serve finds the target regularly and she makes good decisions in rallies.

Davis struggled in her opening match and was a set and a break down to Rogers.  She hasn’t lost a set since then. She put in a strong performance against Pegula in the semi final.

Wickmayer served extremely well in her first match and while she didn’t serve badly in the next 2 rounds her stats dropped slightly each time. She struggled to put away an injured Mladenovic in their quarter final.  In her semi final she stepped up her intensity and Putintseva was never really in the match. Wickmayer started their opening set with a double break of serve.

I think we will see a bigger price on Wickmayer but I favour her to win the title. I’ll be backing her if she gets broken first.

 

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