Bank of the West Classic – Tues

Chakvetadze v Kirilenko

Rankings are 50 and 52 and the market has them at 1.75 and 2.24 .

Kirilenko  should be able to make a game of this. Chakvetadze hasn’t played a tournament since Wimbledon so may be short of competitive match practice. Kirilenko has been playing well on clay but this tournament is on hard courts and that suits Chakvetadze a little more.

Perfect scalping match. There could well be plenty of swings and 15-40 or the scalping method will work well.

Hard to pick a winner but i think lack of match practice will allow Kirilenko to get off to a faster start in the first set.

Update:As expected Kirilenko made the slightly better start, winning the first set 6-4.  Chakvetadze’s experience brought her the second set 7-5 and they fought to the bitter end in the 3rd with Kirilenko taking the match on a tie break.

Brilliant match for scalpers but a nightmare for anyone who picked a player to back from the start 🙂