Surprising final in Luxembourg with Doi playing her first career final. Find out our top tennis selection for WTA Luxembourg final and why should you add it to your betting list.
Mona Barthel vs. Misaki Doi
Mona Barthel is a very talented player and can produce outstanding tennis however, she’s too inconsistent and mentally fragile. It hasn’t been an easy year for Barthel, with 9 straight losses between April and July. However, the German raised the level and will play her second season final after losing in WTA Bastad decisive match, earlier this year.
Barthel plays her best tennis in Indoor Hard Court with a 70.71% winning record, compared to her 59.38% record in all surfaces. The biggest problem with Barthel is clearly her lack of consistency and is hard to trust her as favorite.
We selected Alison Van Uytvanck spread as our semifinals top play, however the Belgian was forced to retire due to injury allowing Misaki Doi to reach he first WTA final.
The Japanese is having a dream week and the fast Indoor conditions are perfect for her high pace baseline game. Misaki’s backhand slice has also been quite effective on this courts to change the pace of the rallies.
They played last year in Beijing where Barthel got the win in three sets by 6 – 4 2 – 6 6 – 4.
For this match the German is the favorite once again, however won’t be easy for her against a player in great shape and so comfortable on this court. Barthel baseline movement is far from the best and Doi will explore that with her high pace and super aggressive groundstrokes. Misaki has been a terrific investment this week, defeating higher ranked players such as Andrea Petkovic or Jelena Jankovic.
The value on Doi’s tennis odds is huge, not only is the Japanese playing outstanding tennis but she’ll face an extremely inconsistent player. With this on our mind, the best tennis pick for this match is Misaki to win at least one set on this contest.
Tennis Pick: Misaki Doi +1.5 Set Handicap (-130) at Pinnacle