Begu vs Cocciaretto (Approx 08:30pm AEST)
Considering I have Begu on upset alert in this one, the thought of having the young Italian with a 3 game handicap at $2 odds, and $2.50+ for the outright win, is quite appealing.
The form of Irina-Camelia Begu looked a whole lot stronger a couple of week ago, with limited positive form results coming from any of the players she was able to defeat on the way to the semi final in Prague. She did look solid in her qualifying stint here in Rome, however 2020 Errani and Friedsam only clay I wouldn’t class as significant victories. In terms of 2020 form, this is a significant step up in opponent, and it comes from a local wildcard in Elisabetta Cocciaretto.
The 19 year old Italian has put together a pretty solid stint of tennis on the European clay over the last month. She beat Hercog and Vekic before losing to Kontaveit in Palermo, made the final of the Prague Challenger tournament (128 player draw), and lost a tight 3 set match to Martincova in Istanbul qualifying last week. It is a solid, uninterrupted block of quality clay tennis, that sees her edging towards a well-deserved spot in the Top 100 at such an early stage in her career. She possesses the talents you want to see from someone her age on clay, and I think she will give a great account of herself today.
Given she is young and there is an element of inconsistency that can come with teenagers at WTA level, I have opted to take the 3 game handicap as well as the head to head price, however I will limit to overall staking to 2.5 units.
1.5 units Cocciaretto +3 games at $2.00 at Topsport
1 unit Cocciaretto to win at $2.59 at Topsport
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