Kerber is usually ok in the early rounds and its after she reaches her 3rd or 4th match of the week that we have to be careful. She is up against Cirstea who beat her earlier this year.
Cirstea has had a few matches on grass already so I think we have a chance of a higher entry on Kerber than her SP of 1.28 .
Update: Kerber broke straight away but Cirstea did break back and got herself ahead ( although still on serve).so we got a little higher than SP.
Kerber won 6-4, 6-4.
Tomic is surely too low at 1.40 when you look at his recent form. Britain’s James Ward hasn’t been breaking any records lately himself but he does tend to play well on the English grass. At Queens he got into a position to win the match against Dodig but somehow found a way to blow it. However at least he was able to get into a winning position and I feel a lay on Tomic has to be worth a go.
Update: Tomic had a good day at the office for a change
Tomic won 6-3, 6-4.
Will Robson be inspired by playing in England on grass? Well she wasn’t last week when she lost in straight sets to Hantuchova although Hantuchova went on to win the title.
The British public who believe that tennis is only played for a few weeks a year have backed Robson down to 1.29 against Beygelzimer. If Robson had been playing well then it would be a fair enough price but after recent results and performances I feel she is a lay at that price. She will find her form soon enough but until she does I will be opposing her.
Update: Robson struggled with her serve for her first 2 service games. Beygelzimer was holding more easily in the early games and Robson’s price was pushed up a little. However Robson then got her serve sorted and her ground strokes were too strong for her opponent.
Robson won 6-3, 6-2.