After two exciting weeks in New York, Quebec hosts one of the biggest tournaments this week on the WTA. Join us and find out who are the main contenders, the player to keep an eye on and the highest value bets for you to place.
After a two-year absence, the 2013 WTA Quebec semifinalist, Eugenie Bouchard, returns to this event where she's not only the top seed but also the main favorite to lift the trophy. Even though Eugenie can play at a very good level on this game conditions due to her counter punching skills, the Canadian is far from her best and for that reason, it's hard for us to trust on Bouchard to leave Quebec with the title. Adding to this, playing on Canadian soil is far from a positive thing for the former world no. 5, with Bouchard winning only 57.63% of the games played in Canada while her overall winning record is 59.76%. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to avoid placing a bet on Eugenie, who is currently priced at +350 at Bet365.
After an extraordinary campaign in 2015, the defending champion, Annika Beck (+500 at Bet Victor), is looking for her second consecutive trophy in Quebec, where she's the highest ranked played in the bottom half of the draw. Known for her aggressive baseline game, Beck holds an outstanding 72.87% career record on this fast court conditions, while her overall winning record is only 59.38%.
Looking now to Annika's draw on this event, the German won't have an easy debut against two talented players – Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Alison Van Uytvanck. Even though these two players are not having an easy year, neither of them can be underestimated, especially on these fast court conditions where they usually produce their best tennis.
If Beck survives the first two rounds, the German shouldn't experience any major difficulties in the quarterfinals against Naomi Broady (+1700 at Bet Victor). Although Broady is never an easy opponent to face due to her outstanding serve, Annika's defensive skills seem to be too much for the British, with Beck winning the previous two encounters between them.
Taking a look now to Annika's potential opponents in the semifinals, the German might face the 2014 WTA Quebec champion, Mirjana Lucic-Baroni. Known for her powerful game style, Mirjana loves to compete on this fast game conditions, with the Croatian holding an outstanding 8 – 1 record over the last two years on this event.
These two players featured a remarkable battle 12 months ago, with Beck emerging victorious at the 2015 WTA Quebec City semifinals by 6 – 2 2 – 6 6 – 4. Despite Annika's lead on the h2h, Lucic-Baroni can never be underestimated on this competition and due to Beck's extremely tough draw on this event, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of Mirjana's betting odds at +800 at Bet365.
Player To Keep An Eye On
Due to her low ranking, Lauren Davis had to play the qualifying stage in Quebec, with the American reaching this main draw after two solid straight sets victories against Marie Bouzkova and Mayo Hibi. Known for her extremely aggressive game style, Lauren loves to compete on this courts, with an outstanding 75.00% career record while her overall winning record is 57.77%.
Davis is on the top half of the draw where she might face Bouchard in the quarterfinals but, as we mentioned before, Eugenie cannot be trusted at the time. Adding to this, Lauren won their last encounter in Charleston 2015 by 6 – 3 6 – 1 and with that in mind, we recommend you to add Davis to your betting picks, who is currently priced at +2000 at Bet365.
Free Tennis Pick: Lauren Davis (+2000)
Best Line Offered: at Bet365