Join us on our Ericsson Open tournament analysis that takes place this week. Find out who are the main contenders, as well as the most valuable player to keep an eye on this event.
The Ericsson Open takes place in Bastad with clay as the chosen surface for this WTA International event.
Caroline Wozniacki continues her sensational run in 2017. Known as one of the greatest competitors in the game, the 27-year-old Dane holds a tremendous 39 – 14 record this year. Nevertheless, Caroline is still looking for her first title of the season after losing all her previous four finals in 2017. Adding to this, Wozniacki is far from a clay-court expert. In addition to her poor 66.45% winning record on red dirt, the former world no.1 only won 4 titles throughout her career on clay. On the other hand, Caroline already counts with 21 titles on the other two surfaces.
Taking a look now at Wozniacki’s campaign on this event, the world no.6 was far from impressive on her debut against Pauline Parmentier. Besides losing the second set, Caroline only won 38.89% of the points with her second serve. Adding to this, the Dane won’t have an easy task in Bastad with very dangerous players on her half of the draw such as Carla Suarez Navarro, Mona Barthel or her next opponent, Viktorija Golubic. With this in mind, it’s impossible to find any value on Wozniacki’s tennis betting odds to lift the trophy on this tournament at +350 at BetVictor.
As we referred in our BRD Bucharest Open tournament analysis, Carla Suarez Navarro is one of the best clay-court players in the game. Despite her disappointing defeat against Irina-Camelia Begu in the semifinals, Suarez Navarro is returning to her best after a slow start to 2017. Adding to this, the slower court conditions in Bastad are perfect for Carla’s solid baseline game.
The 28-year-old Spaniard didn’t experience any kind of problems on her debut in Bastad with an easy 6 – 1 6 – 0 victory over Jasmine Paolini. As mentioned above, Suarez Navarro is in the same half of the draw as Caroline Wozniacki. Despite the tough draw ahead of her, our recommendation is for you to place a bet on Carla to win this event at +333 at Bet365 due to her unquestionable quality on this surface. Adding to this, Suarez Navarro’s -4.0 spread against Elise Mertens in the following round at -123 at Pinnacle should also be a good betting approach for that match.
Player to Keep an Eye
At the age of 23, Caroline Garcia is going through the best moment in her career. Besides reaching her first Grand Slam quarter-finals in Roland Garros, Garcia also won 75.00% of her last 20 matches on the WTA Tour. After a shocking defeat against Tereza Martincova in Gstaad last week, Garcia staged an outstanding comeback in her opening match at the Ericsson Open against Irina-Camelia Begu.
Considering now Caroline’s draw on this event, the 23-year-old French returns to action this Wednesday to face Sara Errani. Even though Sara is one of the best clay-court players of the last decade, the 2012 French Open runner-up is no longer the same player at the age of 30. Adding to this, Garcia holds the edge over the Italian after winning 66.67% of their previous six encounters. Having said that, our suggestion is for you to add Caroline to your tennis betting picks to book a place in the quarterfinals at -200 at Coral.