WTA Linz: Bertens v Lepchenko, 7pm

Bertens 1.12, Lepchenko 1.85

Lepchenko leads their previous matches 3-1. The last time they met was on a hard court in Wuhan, China last month. Lepchenko won in straight sets. She won all 3 of their hard court matches. Bertens’ win was on clay last season in Rome.

Overall results this year slightly favour Lepchenko. Recent form also favours her with 7 wins from 10. Bertens won 3 from her last 10.

Lepchenko has played well in her last 2 tournaments. Both were on hard courts. She reached the third round in Wuhan as a qualifier and as well as beating Bertens she also

WTA Linz: Bertens v Lepchenko, 7pm 1
Varvara Lepchenko

took out Madison Keys in the main draw. Last week in Beijing she again made it through the qualifying rounds. She beat Tsurenko in 3 sets in the main draw and kept her 2 sets with Kvitova tight.

Bertens has struggled a little recently. Outdoor hardcourts are not her best surface and she has just 1 win in her last 5 tournaments.  her only main draw win in Linz in 4 visits was in 2012.

Neither has played indoors much in the last 12 months but the results on this surface also favour Lepchenko. Back her above 2.10

Update: Lepchenko won 6-3, 7-6. Our target price was hit.

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