Monterrey Open – Monday

Just one tournament this week and then |Davis cup matches towards the end of the week.


The 2 games not listed here both have quite short priced favourites but not sure there will be much to gain from laying them. You never know with WTA though!


19:00 – King v Zahlavova


Rankings are 74 and 86. They haven’t played before.


King rightly starts as favourite at 1.58 but when you have 2 players outside the top 50 it can go either way.


Don’t rely on either player to hold serve so any trades need to be in and out quickly.


Look for scalping opportunities such as 0-30 and 15-40.


Update: “Don’t rely on either player to hold serve”. That just about summed up this match. King was awful for a set and a half and was a set down and 0-3 in the second. She then got a little better and managed to nick the second set 7-5.


The deciding set was a little more one sided and she won the match  4-6, 7-5, 6-3.


I paid the price for not giving the match my full attention ( I was sorting out the new video!). My punishment? A -£40 red screen.  Serves me right!




03:00 – Zakopalova v Medina Garrigues


Rankings are 88 and 33. Head to heads are 4-2 to M G.


Not sure if anyone will be awake for this one but I don’t see much to interest me in the other 2 games.


Medina Garrigues has won their last 4 matches and starts at 1.31 on betfair.


As Zakopalova has beaten her before and took her to 3 sets in their last match you could lay M G from the start as there could be a few breaks.


Scalping and 15-40 should work here too. Trading wise it would be better for M G to lose the first set or at least get broken early.


Update: Zakopalova won 7-5, 7-5.


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