WTA Championships, Zhuhai: Bertens v Yastremska

Kiki Bertens 2.02, Dayana Yastremska 1.94

 

Round Robin stage.

Due to start at 12 noon.

Bertens won their only previous meeting. That was  in Beijing last month and she won on a hard court in 2 close sets. Overall results favour Bertens this season. Indoor results favour Yastremska though their 2019 win percentages are both 80%. Bertens has played twice as many indoor matches in 2019.

Both players beat  beat Donna Vekic 7-6, 6-2.

Bertens has been a little inconsistent since August when the tour switched to hard courts. She did reach the 3rd round at the US Open and the semi finals in Beijing. She also made the quarter finals in Linz and Moscow indoors but there have been some shaky performances too.

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Yastremska ended the grass season with a 4th round finish at Wimbledon.  She started well when they moved to hard courts in Toronto and reached the 3rd round. She also reached the 3rd round at the US Open and had quarter final finishes in Wuhan and Tianjin. She will have been disappointed to lose to Flipkens in the 2nd round in Moscow last week.

This should be a very close match with 3 sets looking likely. We have some value on Bertens. Her recent results have been a little better.

Lay Yastremska around 1.55 to 1.60 and remove the liability at 2.20. Lay the set 1 winner.

Update: We didn’t get 1.65 on Yastremska but it hit around 1.70. Bertens won 6-4, 6-3. 

 

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