The womens tournament kicks off today. Its a good week for the 9 to 5’ers as the games don’t start until 7pm GMT 🙂
19:00 – Schnyder v Garbin
Rankings are 48 and 55. Head to heads are 3-0 to Schnyder although they haven’t played for 8 years.
Schnyder hasn’t had a great season so far although the Betfair market has her as slight favourite at 1.80 .
Garbin would be my pick for this match based on recent form and they way she has started 2010. She has reached one Quarter Final and also the 3rd round in the Australian Open.
Looks like a good one for the 15-40 method.
Update: Terrible prediction. Decent result! Garbin was never in the match. Schnyder won 6-1, 6-2
21:00 – Dokic v Dushevina
Rankings are 101 and 43. They haven’t met before.
Dushevina must be favourite for this one. She started the season well, reaching the Quarter finals at the Midibank International where she lost to Serena Williams.
Dokic has had an uneventful season so far although she has the ability to turn in the occasional decent performance.
I’d expect a straight sets win to Dushevina. Use 15-40 or lay the server at 0-30. If laying the server at 0-30 I usually get out at 40-30. At 0-30 you only need the receiver to win 1 of the next 3 points to be in a strong position for the break of serve. Obviously a little more risk than 15-40 or 0-40 but it works extremely well.
Update: Dushevina won 6-0, 6-3.