WTA Australian Open Preview: Zhu vs Osuigwe

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This play follows along from my opposition of Whitney Osuigwe last week against Potapova. I just don’t feel Osuigwe is currently at the level to be justifying the types of prices we are seeing at the moment, particularly in the first round of a Grand Slam.

This match rests of the racquet of Lin Zhu, who I have rated below $1.50 in this match-up. There were encouraging signs from her last week in her loss to Cocciaretto, and with more experience at the level as well I anticipate she will be too strong here. I still have question marks around the shot selection and when to slice/defend from the young American, and that has the potential to be exploited today by Zhu.

By no means is it a large play, however I am happy to take Zhu at the -2.5 game handicap for a unit.

Suggested Bet

1 unit Zhu -2.5 games vs Osuigwe at $1.88 (-113) at Unibet