Everything seems to be working on the site now. The home page was fine yesterday but all the other pages weren’t available.
With the rain delays in Austria we have a few matches carried over to today so its a busy morning there. I will post trading previews for this evening’s matches as more people are able to trade those.
I will be in the members chat room as normal for advice on the early matches.
More rain in Austria! Gives me time to do a blog post though 🙂
ATP Kitzbuhel Cup, 15:30 – Goffin was able to take advantage of a poor display from Kohlschreiber this morning. The german lost the first set but was 3-0 and 5-2 up in the second as Goffin began to look tired. No surprises there as the belgian has won 3 titles in 3 consecutive weeks. No easy task even though he only faced 2 players ranked inside the top 100 in thosae 15 matches.
Goffin found his second wind though as Kohlschreiber allowed him back to 5-5. Goffin came out swinging for Kohlschreiber’s service game and 3 big winners helped him to a break of serve. He served out the match.
Lorenzi has rediscovered his clay form this week after some decidedly average performances. He had an excellent win earlier today over Andujar and I expect him to be the fresher of the two players for this quarter final.
Goffin will probably open around 1.60 and if thats the case he is a lay for me.
Update: Wow I shouldn’t have bothered with that one. Goffin won 6-2, 6-1
WTA Washington, 18:45 – 6th seed Kuznetsova takes on Flipkens.
Kuznetsova reached the quarter finals at the French open but was disappointing at Wimbledon. She crashed out in the first round to Larcher de Brito in 3 sets. She had a fairly comfortable win in the first round this week over Hercog.
Flipkens scraped past Watson in her first round match. Watson came back from set down to take the third set into a tie break but it was Flipkens who came out on top.
Kuznetsova starts at 1.42 and whilst I think she wins this one I want a higher entry price.
Flipkens has potentially the better serve but both players are capable of the occasion poor game from the line, even when generally serving well.I expect a few swings in this one and will look to back Kuznetsova when a break behind in the first set.
WTA Bank of the West Classic, 21:00 – Kerber starts at 1.40 against Vandeweghe.
This should be a good match up for Kerber but this is her first match since her Wimbledon quarter final loss to Bouchard. On top of that her opponent has done well at this event in the past.
Vandeweghe reached the second round last season as a qualifier but in 2012 she reached the final where she lost to Serena Williams. her game has moved forward quite a bit in the last 2 seasons and last month she won her first WTA title.
Vandeweghe has already played a match this week and I think she will be able to push Kerber close. I will be laying the German below 1.30 in the early games for a trade that should give us time to assess whether Kerber is off her game. Remove the liability from the Kerber ladder if Vandeweghe breaks.