Bell Challenge 2012 – Tuesday

We have live streams for some of these though I don’t know why they bothered. You can’t see the ball or hear the commentator. I wonder how long it will before they realise they are effectively wasting his wages as no bugger can make out what he’s saying without turning the sound up to full volume.

Some of the Tashkent matches have been tricky to say the least. I didn’t do much with the Bell matches last night but we seem to have a better standard of player so fingers crossed 😉


Falconi v Oudin! As I was saying, a better standard of player. Life’s too short to trade these two.

Petra Martic is almost value against Pegula who lost in the qualifying rounds but gets into the draw as Lucky Loser. Her loss against Sanchez yesterday in straight sets wasn’t good.

Martic has lost the winning habit though. She was disappointing against Stosur at the US Open winning just 2 games. Since her good run at the French where she reached the 4th round beating Bartoli in the second round she hasn’t made it past the first round.

I reckon this is the week she gets back to winning ways. I want higher than 1.40 though. 1.65 to 1.70 minimum.

Update: Martic won 6-4, 7-5.


Stephanie Dubois is playing on home soil but I don’t expect that to improve her standard of her tennis. She has lost 5 of her last 6 matches at this event. She is a classic WTA choker who holds serve 50% of the time.

Lauren Davis came through the qualifying rounds winning all 3 in straight sets. She isn’t a world beater but she will fight from start to finish and I’d much rather have my money on someone like that. SP is 1.73 but it’s not unusual for Dubois to start well so I will put part stake on at the start and add the rest above evens.

Update: The first set was very close and could have gone either way.

Davis won 7-5, 6-3.


Wozniack is a Canadian who responds well to playing at home. In the Rogers Cup she reached the quarter final where she narrowly lost to Wozniacki but beat McHale, Jankovic and Hantuchova en route. She is up against Russian Vesnina who can turn in an occasional good performance such as when she beat Venus Williams at Wimbledon but generally makes too many errors to beat anyone with any sort of consistency.

Again, no value at the starting price of 1.43 and ideally Vesnina will get an early break so we can get on the Canadian higher up the ladder.

Update: Easy first set for Wozniack. Vesnina fought back though and Wozniack finally came through in a close third set.

Wozniack won 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.

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