Join us on our Coupe Banque Nationale tournament analysis that takes place this week in Quebec. Find out who the main contender is, as well as the home favorite and the player to fade on this event.
The Coupe Banque Nationale takes place in Quebec with Indoor Hard Court as the chosen surface for this WTA International event.Main Contender
The 2013 champion – Lucie Safarova – returns to Quebec after a three-year-absence. Besides winning the title in 2013, the 30-year-old is also a two-time runner-up on this event. Famous for her exceptional left-handed serve and powerful groundstrokes, the fast court conditions in Quebec are perfect for Safarova’s game style. In addition to her phenomenal 82.35% career record on this tournament, the former world no.5 didn’t experience any problems on her debut with an impressive 6 – 0 6 – 1 win over Anna Tatishvili.
Due to Lucie’s brilliant numbers on this event and spotless performance in the opening round, it’s hard to go against the Czech on this event. On the other hand, Safarova has a great draw to extend her dominant record in Quebec. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of Safarova’s tennis betting odds by placing a bet on the no.1 seed to win the title at +200 at Bet365.Player to Fade
Viktorija Golubic continues her quest to rediscover top form in 2017. Despite her unquestionable talent, the Swiss is going through a very difficult time. Besides her terrible 25.93% winning record this season, Golubic hasn’t won back-to-back matches on the WTA Tour since October 2016 at the Upper Austria Ladies Linz. Known as one of the few one-handed backhand players left in the game, Viktorija holds a terrific 64.79% career record on Indoor Hard Court. Despite Golubic’s outstanding numbers on this surface, the 24-year-old was far from impressive on the previous round against Barbora Krejcikova. Adding to this, Viktorija received a medical timeout for a lower back injury on that match.
The world no.106 returns to action this Thursday to play against Sachia Vickery. At the age of 22, Vickery is enjoying great success in recent weeks. Besides reaching the US Open 2nd round as a qualifier, the American started her campaign in Quebec with a straight sets victory against Taylor Townsend. Having said that, our recommendation is for you to add Vickery to your betting picks to book a place in the quarterfinals at +111 at Pinnacle.
Known as one of the most promising young players on the WTA Tour, Francoise Abanda is considered to be one of Canada’s upcoming stars. Despite young age, this is already Abanda’s sixth consecutive appearance in Quebec with the 20-year-old just one win away from an unprecedented appearance in the quarterfinals. Adding to this, Francoise is trying to become the first Canadian to win the title in Quebec.
Taking a look now at Abanda’s draw on this event, the former junior world no.4 won’t have an easy task against the unpredictable Varvara Lepchenko in the following round. Despite the tough task ahead of her, it’s hard to ignore the value on the Canadian’s betting odds. For that reason, our advice is for you to place a bet on Abanda’s moneyline at +135 at 5Dimes as the most valuable play for this encounter.