This preview will largely follow along the same lines as the Peterson play against Vondrousova yesterday. I am very close to pulling the trigger on Juvan to win this outright, however I will settle for the headstart that comes with the game handicap.
Jo Konta does normally bring a better, more consistent level at grand slams, and she has done very well here in the past, however it is hard to go past the form of Kaja Juvan. She didn’t drop a set in Aus Open qualifying, defeat Wang Yafan last week and took Iga Swiatek to three sets. She looks more than capable on all surfaces, and is on the brink of breaking into the Top 100 where I anticipate she will remain for a very long time.
Jo Konta had an indifferent return to the tour post the COVID tour suspension, with her best performance coming the week before the US Open in the lead-up tournament. Outside of that it was average viewing for the Brit. I cannot bank of indifferent form with Konta needing to give up a 3.5 game handicap here.
Juvan is going to be a player to watch over the next decade. This is a great spot for her based on recent form, and I will take the game handicap for 2 units.
2 units Juvan +3.5 games vs Konta at $1.90 (-111) at Topsport