WTA New Haven Draw, 1st round predictions

First rounds are the toughest to predict. Be careful with stake size. Names in black were already on the pff.

Update:

Bouchard won in 2 sets

Kontaveit lost in 3 sets

Peng won in 3 sets

Mladenovic lost in 2 sets

Gavrilova won in 3 sets

Tsurenko lost in 2 sets

Vesnina lost in 2 sets

Strycova lost in 2 sets

Bertens

Vinci

Kvitova

Pavlyuchenkova won in 3 sets

Suarez Navarro

Cornet won in 2 sets.

 

WTA Western and Southern Open, Cincinnati, Final: Muguruza v Halep, 7pm

Muguruza 2.04, Halep 1.95

Muguruza leads their previous meetings 2-1. Their last match was in April 2015 on clay in Stuttgart. Halep won in 3 sets after Muguruza took set 1. Muguruza’s last win was on an indoor hard court in a Fed Cup tie in Romania in February 2015.  She won in straight sets. In September 2014 she won in 3 sets on a hard court in Wuhan. .

Slightly better overall results for Halep this year though Muguruza’s ROI is higher. Hard court results this season favour Muguruza.

Muguruza

Muguruza played an excellent match to beat Pliskova in straight sets in the semi final. She faced just 3 break points which she saved. Both Kuznetsova and Keys had taken her to 3 sets in previous rounds but she was more focused against the world number 1.

Halep lost just 3 games to Stephens in her semi final. She didn’t face a single break point. That was her easiest win of the week although she has not lost a set so far. She has faced a lot of breaks points though and faced 17 against Konta (broken 4 times).

We have a good chance of 3 sets and a little value on Muguruza as underdog. I favour the Spaniard to take the title.Lay whoever breaks first as I think we will get a few price swings.

Update: Muguruza won easily in 2 sets. She lost just 1 game. Another very poor final from Halep

Cincinnati Open, Final predictions

It doesn’t seem worth posting the full draws for 2 matches. You can see those draws in yesterday’s posts.

ATP Final: Not too much between them. Value on Dimitrov

Update: Dimitrov won in 2 sets.

WTA Final: Muguruza starts as slight underdog but I favour her to win.

Update: Muguruza won in 2 sets.

 

I will be posting draws and predictions each day for ATP Winston Salem and WTA New Haven next week.

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