WTA Dubai Duty Free Champs, 16:30 – Wozniacki v Cornet
Wozniacki leads the head to heads 5-1. She has won their last 4 meetings although the most recent was in 2013. She is one of the players who are struggling with the colds that are going through the players. Radwanska was another one and she went out in straight sets earlier to Muguruza.
Wozniacki also had treatment on her knee after losing the first set to Stosur. She almost gave away a 5-2 lead in the third set.
Cornet has been in reasonable form but will need some help from Wozniacki’s ailments to have much chance in this one.
1.33 on Wozniacki is a fair price given their history and Wozniacki’s current health concerns. I’ll still wait for higher though! Her serve was far from solid in the last round.
ATP Rio Open, 21:00 – Rola v Souza
Rola leads the head to heads 3-0. He had his first win of the year in the last round when Mayer retired injured.
The 6 month stats all favour Souza. He reached the semi finals last week. His losses this year have been close with most going to 3 sets.
Souza starts at 1.53. Two of Rola’s win over him were last season and the third was in 2013. they were all on clay. There is some value on Rola as Souza may well have heavy legs after last week’s long run.
I am looking to lay Souza a little lower and that wait will give me a chance to see how Rola is playing.