Some quick thoughts on some of today’s matches.
WTA Hong Kong Tennis Open, 10:00 – Gajdosova v Van Uytvanck
Both have played well this week and both had surprising wins in the last round. Gajdosova beat Bertens and Van Uytvanck beat Hantuchova.
Gajdosova starts as slight favourite at 1.86 but she won’t find this one easy at all. She does perform well in Asia but Van Uytvanck fought very hard in the last round.
Expect a swingy match with both players finding it hard to hold on to a winning position. 3 sets look likely.
Very slight edge to Gajdosova.
WTA Hong Kong Tennis Open, 12:00 – Lisicki v Zheng
Zheng has had two solid wins so far and whilst I expect her to force Lisicki’s price higher than the 1.24 SP the German should be too strong in this one.
Wait for 1.50 on Lisicki.
WTA Quebec, 17:00 – Goerges v Hlavackova
Goerges has been on the late shift all week but is first up today in Quebec. She has won all 3 of her previous matches with Hlavackova although only 1 of them was in the last 2 seasons.
Goerges has had an easy draw so far with Dubois and Oudin. Hlavackova has gained a little confidence this week and I think she will put Goerges under some pressure. I am going with Goerges to get the win but it may need 3 sets.