Fernandez vs Blinkova (Approx 03:00am AEST)
Of all the players that took to the court in Lexington last week, one of the players that disappointed me was Anna Blinkova. Maybe my aspirations for her to return were a little high, however to defeat Ahn via retirement and then drop her second round match to Marie Bouzkova 4-6 2-6 was below my expectations. I would have wanted to see her put together more quality tennis in Lexington to have confidence in backing her in New York.
Without that confidence in her game, Leylah Fernandez is a bit of a horror opponent for her. The Canadian covers the court so well, and like many of the other previews for qualifying today, the conditions are more suited to Fernandez in my opinion. As the game handicap isn’t widely available, I will instead settle for a 0.5 unit selection on her to win in straight sets at slightly longer odds.
0.5 units Fernandez 2-0 set betting at $2.10 at Bet365