17:00 – Benesova v Kvitova
Rankings are 37 and 55. Head to heads are 2-0 to Kvitova.
I’d be much happier backing Kvitova than Benesova. The 37th ranked player can be so inconsistent that it can make her very frustrating to trade on. Kvitova is a bit more solid on serve and that will get her through this match.
Use 15-40 and if Kvitova gets a lead let a back bet run to the end of the set. If Benesova gets a lead, chances are she’ll throw it away soon enough.
Update: Kvitova won in straight sets 6-4, 7-5
20:30 – Malek v Errani
Rankings are 68 and 49. Head to head is 1-0 to Errani.
Errani is so close to being a great player. She just lacks the consistency. She can give just about anyone a good game but then can struggle in the next match against the lower ranked players.
I think this could be a close one with several breaks of serve and will therefore suit the 15-40 very well.
Errani to win in straight sets.
Update: Errani seems to be in form. Straight sets win 6-3, 6-0