Amanda Anisimova (2.2) v Veronika Kudermetova (1.78)
Due to start around 4 pm
This will be their first meeting.
Overall long term win percentages favour Kudermetova. She has better results in 2021 and a higher ROI. Long term clay results are strong for both players. Anisimova has a small edge. Clay results favour Kudermetova in the last 12 months and also in 2021. She has won 13 of 16 on this surface this season.
Anisimova reached the quarter finals in Parma 2 weeks ago. She beat jasmine Paolini and Anna Karolina Schmiedlova in straight sets before losing to Cori Gauff in 2 sets. She took Elina Svitolina to 3 sets in Rome the week before that. Last season she reached the third round at the French Open. She often starts matches well but can’t always maintain her early level.
Kudermetova lost in the second round last year to Petra Martic in 3 sets. She is having an excellent season on clay so far. She won the title in Charleston, reached the semis in Istanbul and the third round in Madrid in April. This month she reached the third round in Rome. her last 3 losses on clay were to Ashleigh Barty, Petra Kvitova and Elise Mertens.
Back Kudermetova around 2.30 or if she loses the first set. We have a fair chance of seeing 3 sets.
I have had a handful of questions asking about the advice that I give on this blog and also on Twitter. The most common question is asking if the tips are intended to be backed and left to run.
The short answer is “NO”. The slightly longer answer is “HELL NO”. The long answer is that I very rarely leave a back bet to run until the end of the match. I can think of just 2 occasions in the last year. The clue is in the title of the site. The tips are for TRADING.
The aim of the match picks on here and in the Daily Trading Tips emails is to give you a value entry point. After that you need to manage your position. If you have little tennis trading experience here are some simple ways to manage the trade:
Once the price has reached the target price and you have entered your first trade you are waiting for a significant price move in your favour. This can be a break of serve or your player wins the set. Then you should remove some or all of your liability (risk).
If your player does not perform well and gets broken after you have entered the trade then you can exit with a loss.