Steve’s Debrief, and WTA Madrid Preview – Diyas vs Trevisan

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The only play of the day looked to be going well yesterday, with Guido Pella leading 6-0 2-0 over Egor Gerasimov. From there, Gerasimov retired and Pella -1.5 games ended up being voided.

The results spreadsheet has now been updated for daily previews. A link can be found by clicking here. This will be updated at the time of posting each preview online.

WTA Madrid Qualifying

Diyas vs Trevisan

Whilst the recent form of Martina Trevisan leaves a lot to be desired, I am backing in her comfort and confidence levels rising with the return to European clay this week in Madrid.

We haven’t seen Trevisan on the red clay since Roland Garros last year, where she defeated Vickery, Muhammed, Sharma, Giorgi, Gauff, Sakkari and Bertens on her way to the quarter final as a qualifier, where she lost to eventual winner Iga Swiatek. Her best results are way and away evident on the clay, and I think this looks to be a really nice opponent for her today in Zarina Diyas.

Diyas holds a 1-4 record on red clay since September last year, with a 3rd set tiebreak win over McHale her sole victory. Her game is based more around playing with pace, and the need to turn clay tennis into a grind really leaves an impact on her success on the surface. Against a player like Trevisan, who is able to cover the court so comfortably, and at the same time limit unforced errors, it is going to take a significant uplift in form from the Kazakh to consider her worthy of being a favourite in this one, on this surface, in cold, heavy conditions.

Happy to back in Trevisan at the underdog price for 2 units

Suggested Bet

2 units Trevisan to defeat Diyas at $2.20 (+120) at Bet365