Tennis Picks: How Can The Game Conditions In Rio Benefit Garbine Muguruza?

Joao Mourato

Sunday, August 7, 2016 5:04 PM UTC

Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 5:04 PM UTC

Join us while we analyze Garbine Muguruza's chances on this event and how can the game conditions in Rio de Janeiro benefit the Spaniard on her medal quest. 

Playing in South-America is always a big challenge, with the hot and humid conditions creating additional problems for the players to perform at their best. However, some players seem to enjoy those game conditions with Garbine Muguruza as one perfect example of that.

Even though she represents Spain, Muguruza was born in Venezuela and the South-American conditions are no strange to her. After being forced to withdraw from Montreal due to a stomach issue, the Spaniard decided to prepare this event in Key Biscayne where the conditions are very tough. In a recent interview, Muguruza said that she feels extremely comfortable in extreme conditions, which is a huge advantage for the world no.4 on this event. Adding to this, the slower courts in Rio should also benefit Garbine’s game style, with the Spaniard having more time to prepare her powerful groundstrokes.

Muguruza is the 2nd main favorite to win the title at +650 at Bet365 with a high-quality contest expected in the semifinals against the main contender, Serena Williams. Garbine is one of the few players in the world who can create serious problems to Serena with her tremendous firepower and extremely competitive mindset. After winning their previous encounter in the French Open final earlier this year, Muguruza knows that she can do the same in this event where the game conditions should also benefit her.


Having said that, our suggestion is for you to add Muguruza’s betting odds to your betting picks, in a tournament where the conditions should clearly benefit the Spaniard and increase her chances of leaving this competition with the gold medal. 


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