WTA Birmingham, Semi Final: Strycova v Rybarikova

Strycova must be enjoying playing decent tennis again and I give her the edge today

Due to start at 11:30

Strycova 2.12, Rybarikova 1.88

Strycova leads their previous matches 3-1. Their last meeting was in the final in Linz, Austria. Strycova won on an indoor hard court in straight sets. She won their only grass match at Wimbledon in 2013. That one went to 3 sets.

Head to head info from Tennis Insight

Strycova has better 12 months results. In 2018 they are quite even.

Strycova has transformed her stats in the last 2 tournaments. She made the 4th round at the French Open and is now in the semis this week. She has had some really poor results earlier in the year. She beat Wimbledon Champion Muguruza in the last round.


Rybarikova beat Karolina Pliskova in the first round this week. Mladenovic took their opening set but sets 2 and 3 were easily won by Rybarikova.

Both have good grass results. Rybarikova has a couple more wins in the last 12 months. Stats this week favour Rybarikova on serve and Strycova on return.  I would think Strycova is loving the fact that she is playing good tennis again and I give her the edge today.

Lay Rybarikova if she breaks first or wins set 1. 3 sets.

Update: Strycova was broken in the first game but broke back a few games later. A further break let her serve for the set but she was broken and lost set in a tiebreak. She was also a break up in set 2. Nice trade opportunities.
Rybarikova won 7-6, 6-4

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