Join us on our Aegon International Eastbourne tournament analysis that takes place this week. Find out who is the undeniable favorite, as well as the most valuable players to keep an eye on this event.
The Aegon International takes place in Eastbourne with grass as the chosen surface for this WTA Premier event.
Known as one of the best servers in tennis history, Karolina Pliskova is not only the main favorite to win the title in Eastbourne but also one of the main contenders to lift the trophy in Wimbledon. After a disappointing defeat against Dominika Cibulkova at the 2016 Aegon International final, Pliskova is trying to go a step further on this year’s edition.
Karolina couldn’t have asked for a better start in Eastbourne with an outstanding 6 – 4 6 – 3 win over Alison Riske. Besides not losing a single service game, Pliskova won 91.67% of the points with her first serve. Even though Karolina won’t have an easy task, with very dangerous players on her half of the draw such as Angelique Kerber, Jelena Ostapenko or Kristina Mladenovic, our recommendations is for you to take advantage of Pliskova’s tennis betting odds by placing a small bet on the Czech to win the title at +350 at William Hill.
After an extraordinary run in 2016, Angelique Kerber is not going through a good moment in her career. Besides her poor 19 – 13 record in 2017, the last weeks haven’t been easy for the world no.1 with Kerber being unable to compete at her best due to a left hamstring injury. Despite her recent physical problems, Angelique confirmed earlier this week that she finally feels fit and ready to compete on the grass season. Known as one of the greatest counter punchers in the game, the fast game conditions on grass are perfect for Kerber’s game style. Adding to this, the 2016 Wimbledon runner-up holds a remarkable 70.42% winning record on this surface.
The two-time Aegon International runner-up starts her campaign in Eastbourne this Wednesday against Kristyna Pliskova. Despite Kristyna’s improvements in recent months, Kerber’s remarkable defense should be too much for the 25-year-old Czech. Moreover, Angelique crushed Pliskova earlier this year in Melbourne by 6 – 0 6 – 4. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add Kerber to your betting picks to book a place in the 3rd round at -189 at Coral. Besides the value on Angelique’s moneyline in the following round, Bet365 also offers a very interesting price for Kerber to leave Eastbourne with the trophy at +1200.
Player to Keep an Eye
At the age of 28, the former world no.2 – Agnieszka Radwanska – is trying to return to her best level. Playing on grass brings the best out of Radwanska with a terrific 70.73% winning record on this surface throughout her career. Adding to this, Eastbourne also brings great memories to Agnieszka. Besides winning the title back in 2008, the Polish player only lost in the final two years ago against Belinda Bencic.
Taking a look now at Radwanska’s draw on this event, the 2012 Wimbledon runner-up makes her debut this Wednesday against Lauren Davis. These two players are no strangers with Agnieszka emerging victorious from their previous encounter two years ago in Nottingham’s grass by 6 – 2 6 – 2. Despite Radwanska’s lack of success in recent months, the Polish is always a fearful opponent on this surface. Therefore, our advice is for you to place a bet on Agnieszka’s -3.5 spread at -125 at Pinnacle.