We should get a lot of trading opportunities with these matches! Most of them are tough to call.
Kuznetsova is on a bit of a roll. She had a strong head to head over Errani and that proved to be significant.
She has beaten Cirstea in all their 3 meetings although the most recent was in 2010.
Predcited holds are virtually even at 75/76%. Kuznetsova has better figures on serve in the last 3 months but Cirstea’s returns are better.
Kuznetsova has looked better in her previous rounds and I will be favouring her again. She starts at 1.67 but I would prefer nearer evens before getting involved.
Wozniacki will be trading higher than her SP of 1.40 . Rybarikova won their only previous meeting which was in 2009. She is in great form and performing especially well from the service line.
We could well see 3 sets and I will favour Woz as the match progresses but it will be a lay to start with.
Safarova leads the head to heads with Stosur 6-2 yet the Aussie is slight favourite at 1.80 .
Stosur shouldn’t be struggling against a player like Date Krumm but she needed a tie break to take the second set. She started the match with an excellent service game but after that the doubts seemed to sweep over her.
Safarova has come through 2 tight matches against Hercog and Vinci. She has won her last 7 matches including winning the title in Quebec and I have to favour her today.
Hopefully Stosur can get a fast start to give us a decent price to lay her.
Almagro doesn’t play his best tennis when he has had a short break and he hasn’t played since the US Open. Since the tour moved to North America he has lost his first match at the last 3 tournaments.
Mannarino can’t be relied upon most of the time most of the time but he did take Almagro to 3 sets in their only meeting which was in 2011 on a hard court.
Almagro is likely to have a bad first set as he did against Garcia Lopez earlier this season when he had a week off after Wimbledon. He will probably come back to win in 3 once again.