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Bencic, Belinda v Putintseva, Yulia

TENNIS Australian Open Women-19

2019-01-16 04:30:00 (This report was created at 2019-01-15 18:11:50)

"Swiss timing too precise for Putinseva"

Belinda Bencic is a Swiss player, aged 21 and ranked 49th in the world. She is a former top 10 player, achieving 7th place in February of 2016. She plays well on all surfaces and recently won the Hopman Cup with fellow countryman Federer. She only won 1 of her single matches but the following week won 3 matches in Hobart. She won a lot of matches last year, qualifying and reaching the final in Luxembourg. In November she won an ITF in Las Vegas and continues her comeback after a bad injury over a year ago.

Yulia Putinseva is from Kasakhstan, aged 24 and ranked 39th in the world. She plays her best tennis on clay but in 2018 lost more matches than she won on hard courts. This year she qualified in Sydney and made the 1/4 final where she lost to Bertens in straight sets. In 2018 in September she reached the final in Guangzhou without dropping a set, before losing to Wang.

Info:  Melbourne - hard court.

Head to Head:  Putinseva leads 2-0 but in their last match Bencic retired in the 2nd set.

Summary:  Value for Bencic at 1.75.

1.75 Bencic v Putinseva 2.20


Konta, Johanna v Muguruza Blanco, Garbine

TENNIS Australian Open Women-19

2019-01-17 10:30:00 (This report was created at 2019-01-16 14:18:02)

"Count on Konta to come through"

Johanna Konta is a British player, born in Australia of Hungarian parents, she is aged 27 and ranked 38th in the world. She has been ranked as high as 4 which she achieved in July 2017. She plays her best tennis on hard courts and was in the semi-final in the Australian in 2016. Last year she made the final in Nottingham. losing a close match to Barty. In October she made the semi-final in Moscow, beating some good players along the way. This year she defeated Stephens in the 1st round in Brisbane but failed to qualify in Sydney when she retired versus Alexandrova in the 2nd round. With her new coach Dmitry Zavioloff, she seems to have a more positive attitude.

Garbine Muguruza is Spanish, although born in Venezuela, aged 25 and ranked 18th in the world. She is a former number 1 player which she achieved in September of 2017. She plays well on all surfaces but has only managed one 1/4 final place in the Australian Open in 7 attempts. Last year she won Monterrey on hardc ourts and in the French Open she won 5 matches to make the semi-final. However she hasn't done much since then. This year in Sydney, she withdrew after the first round due to illness.

Info:  Melbourne - hard courts.

Head to Head:  Konta leads 2-1, having won their last match in 2015 in the US Open.

Summary:  Value for Konta at 2.50.

2.50 Konta v Muguruza 1.67