WTA Cincinnati, Second Round: Sabalenka v Zheng

Due to start at 4 pm

Sabalenka 1.53, Zheng 2.84

Saisai Zheng has won both their previous matches. They last met in the final in San Jose last month. She won in 2 close sets. The other was also on a hard court in March 2017 in Zhuhai, China and also ended in 2 sets.

Overall results in the last 12 months and also in 2019 are quite even but slightly favour Sabalenka. She also leads on hard courts although Zheng has the higher ROI.

 

Zheng won the title in San Jose 2 weeks ago. She had an easy win over Kuzmova this week. She had some strong performances on hard courts in the early part of the season. She reached the quarter finals in Acapulco in February and in Hua Hin in January.

Sabalenka lost to Zheng in the San Jose final. In the last round this week she beat Martic in straight sets. She started the season strongly on hard courts winning the title in Shenzhen and reaching the third round at the Australian Open in January. She also reached the third round in Indian Wells in March

Some value on Zheng as underdog. We have a good chance of seeing 3 sets. Lay Sabalenka around 1.35 to 1.40 and remove liability at 1.80.

Update: Sabalenka won 6-4, 6-3 but we got the prices for the trade on her.

 

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