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Radwanska v Ostapenko
TENNIS - New Haven USA ( Women's )
2016-08-24 01:00:00 (This report was created at 2016-08-23 17:11:53)
Agnieszka Radwanska is from Poland, she is 27 years old and ranked 4th in the world. She is 32 and 13 on the year and has won 74.3% of her career matches on hard courts. She is a very clever player and regularly wins shot of the month. Most of her success this year came in January and February when she won a minor event on Shenzhen then reached the semi-final in the Australian, losing to Serena. Recently she has only played averagely, losing to Pavlyuchenkova in Montreal, then a surprising first round loss to Zheng in the Olympics. But as New Haven is a warm-up tournament for the US Open she should be on her game.
Jelena Ostapenko is an up and coming young Latvian player aged 19 ranked 39th in the world. She is 19 and 22 on the year and like Radwanska played better at the beginning of the year. In January she won 5 matches in Qatar, beating Kuznetsova and Kvitova on her way to the final. In April she won 3 matches in Katowice, beating Pliskova in the second. In June in Birmingham, she again beat Kvitova but since then her form has tailed off.
Info: They have not played each other before.
Court surface: New Haven hard court.
Summary: Slight value for Radwanska at 1.30.
Radwanska 1.30 v Ostapenko 4.00
FC Rostov v Ajax
FBECUP UEFA Champions League > Play-offs-16
2016-08-24 20:45:00 (This report was created at 2016-08-23 19:34:15)
I backed Rostov as high priced outsiders in the first leg. Noboa gave Rostov the lead, Ajax were rewarded a penalty and after that it was one way traffic with Ajax dominating the rest of the game. No more goals however and the match ended in a 1-1 draw.
At the weekend Ajax lost their home game in the league against Willem 1-2 while Rostov won comfortably 3-0 in the Russian league. Willem have never defeated Ajax and it was a disastrous result for Ajax. Their goal keeper J Cillesen missed that match, but he will return for this crucial fixture.
Rostov rested their captain Gatcan in the league and they also changed a defender, but the other nine were the same players that played against Ajax a week ago.
Ajax, as a club have been before, and they are more used to playing high pressure games, but at the same time their new coach has not exactly enjoyed a fruitful time during his short stay at the club.
I am more inclined to back the home win. Home winner or another 1-1 draw will be my calls.