Vinny’s Australian Open Women’s Preview – Tsurenko vs Masarova

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Rebeka Masarova to me is one of the players that could enter the top 50 later this year. The tall Spaniard born in Switzerland grew up on clay, however, her game actually fits hard courts even better. Over the course of her career, she’s playing more and more on hards, where she now has a 68% winning record – just the same as on clay. Masarova possesses a big first serve and hits a flat ball, playing aggressively from the baseline. A style that’s made for the Australian Open.

Aliaksandra Sasnovich can be hit or miss, but Masarova’s 6-3, 6-4 win in round one was still compelling. Today’s opponent, #28 seed Lesia Tsurenko, didn’t start her year as convincing. A close win against Sachia Vickery was followed by a loss against Diane Parry. Tsurenko made the second round battling past Lucia Bronzetti in 2 hours 39 minutes, coming back from 3-6, 4-5. Now Masarova has a much bigger weaponry compared to Bronzetti, so it will be hard for Tsurenko to generate as many break points against the Spaniard. Her serve has never been the greatest and her fitness level is kind of a mystery as well as she’s retiring from matches quite frequently. Masarova should be live in this one. I’m giving her a 43% chance to go through, so would play this down to 2.38.

Suggested Bets:
0.5u on Rebeka Masarova ML at 2.69 (+169) with Pinnacle
1u on Rebeka Masarova +3.5 at 1.90 (-111) with Pinnacle

Over 18s Only (21+ in some jurisdictions). 1 unit = 1% of bankroll. These are my bets that I am making. Please enjoy your betting responsibly. Never bet more than you can afford to lose, and do not chase a loss.