This shapes as a fascinating match-up late on day 1, with contrasting styles meeting on the clay for a place in the 2nd round at Roland Garros.
I think this match-up is very well suited to Samsonova. Although Volynets has certainly taken her game to another level this season, I do fear she may struggle to hold serve consistently in this one. Samsonova is likely to dictate in most rallies, and although she hasn’t played a lot of clay tennis over the last 18 months, I don’t see the conditions or Volynets’ style being a major threat here. Worth a small play at the minus games handicap.
`1 unit Samsonova -4.5 games vs Volynets at $1.83 at Bet365 ($1.88 at Unibet)
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