I’m not sure if the tennis is getting better or I’m just getting used to this rubbish! Either way some nice profits so far this week which is what its all about.
Just 4 games this evening/night so lets see if we can get some money from them.
Coin v Krajicek:
Talking of money Julie Coin made a good return to the main tour yesterday when she fought back from a set down to beat Anna Tatishvili. She almost threw away a 5-1 lead in the third set but managed to hold on.
I ddn’t trade Krajicek’s first round match with Pelletier but she won in straight sets. Opinion seems to be that she isn’t playing well although I have to say her stats don’t back that up.
Coin dropped down the rankings when she was away from the tour for a year but she seems to be playing decent tennis this week. She has won 4 matches so far including qualifying rounds.
Krajicek starts as favourite at 1.48 but I can see this one going either way. You would expect that Coin is going to struggle with match fitness after such a long break but I feel that she will be more comfortable in Canada and also Krajicek doesn’t have a good record at Canadian events.
Small lay on Krajicek for me.(1.48/3.05)
Update: Both started very well and were holding serve easily. A late break gave the set to Krajicek. The second set was similar but the break this time went to Coin. As I though may happen Coin ran out of steam in the third set and Krajicek won 7-5, 4-6, 6-1.
Paszek v Lepchenko:
Paszek has been in good form during the hard court season although recent results haven’t been so impressive. She retired from her third round match at the Mercury Insurance Open at the beginning of August and lost in the first round of the US Open to Amanmuradova. She needed 3 sets to get past Ashley Weinhold.
Paszek has a good record at this tournament and is defending champion having won last year as a qualifier.
Lepchenko has a poor serve and that didn’t show any signs of improvement in the first set of her first round match. She served better in the rest of the match though and will need that to continue today.
I don’t see Paszek running away with this although I do expect her to win. I will be waiting before getting involved and will be hoping for an early break for Lepchenko to give us a better price for backing Paszek.I wouldn’t be surprised to see 3 sets.
Upsate: Well that was an epic! Lepchenko took the opening set on a tie break. Paszek then took control in the second set and it looked like she was going to take the match easily. But Lepchenko kept it on serve and Paszek had to save 2 match points when serving at 4-5. She saved them and they went into another tie break. Noth had chances but Paszek scraped through
Paszek won 6-7, 6-3, 7-6.