A very uninspiring set of matches tonight!
WTA Coupe Banque Nationale, 19:00 – Rodina v Vickery
The 12 month stats on hard and indoor hard courts strongly favour Rodina. She reached the quarter finals in Baku in July. Her form since then has not been that good though her losses have been as underdog.
Vickery did well on the grass and reached the quarter finals in Nottingham but I don’t see any real success on hard courts for Vickery this year other than a quarter final in an ITF event in February.
Back Rodina above 1.80. I don’t expect a high quality match and hopefully we get quite a few breaks of serve
WTA Coupe Banque Nationale, 00:15 – Abanda v Lucic Baroni
Lucic Baroni is the defending champion. She beat Venus Williams in the final in straight sets.
Abanda isn’t in good form and had a poor loss in her last tournament as a 1.28 favourite. She has won just 2 of her last 10 matches.
Lucic Baroni has been disappointing lately and is playing well below her form from this time last year but should be able to win this comfortably.
No value unless Abanda takes an early break and then holds. Back Lucic Baroni if this happens.