Join us on our Internationaux de Strasbourg tournament analysis that takes place this week. Find out who is the main favorite as well as the players to keep an eye on this event.
The Internationaux de Strasbourg takes place in Strasbourg with clay as the chosen surface for this tournament.
After Caroline Wozniacki’s surprising elimination in the opening round, Carla Suarez Navarro is now the main favorite to lift the trophy in Strasbourg. Known as one of the best clay-court players on the WTA Tour, Suarez Navarro presents a remarkable 68.53% career record on red dirt. However, the Spaniard is not going through a very good moment in her career with a disappointing 10 – 9 record in 2017. Adding to this, Carla won’t have an easy task with very dangerous players on her half of the draw such as Samantha Stosur, Shuai Peng or even her next opponent, Christina McHale. Despite Suarez Navarro’s unquestionable quality on this surface, it’s impossible to find any value on her current odds to win the title in Strasbourg at +450 at Bet365.
Playing in Strasbourg is always special for Monica Puig. In addition to her gold medal in the 2016 Olympics, Puig won her single title on the WTA Tour three years ago on this event. Despite her terrible 1 – 3 record on clay in 2017 before this tournament, Monica started her campaign in Strasbourg with an astonishing 6 – 1 6 – 0 victory over Julia Boserup.
Looking now at Puig’s draw on this event, the player from Puerto Rico returns to action this Tuesday against Kristyna Pliskova. Despite Kristyna’s recent improvements on this surface, the Czech is far from a clay-court expert. Adding to this, Monica is also a tough match-up for Pliskova due to her aggressive game style. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add Puig to your betting picks to secure a place in the Internationaux de Strasbourg quarterfinals at -133 at BetVictor.
Player to Keep an Eye
At the age of 21, Ashleigh Barty is going through the best moment in her career. After spending almost two years away from competition, Barty couldn’t ask for a better comeback. Besides winning her first career title earlier this season in Kuala Lumpur, Ashleigh already secured an unprecedented place in the top 80 next week. Even though clay is not Barty’s favorite surface, the Australian is still a fearful opponent on red dirt. Famous for her powerful serve, Ashleigh won 95.45% of the points with her first serve in the opening round against Cagla Buyukakcay.
Taking a look now at Ashleigh’s next opponent in Strasbourg, the former junior world no.2 won’t have an easy task against the unpredictable Camila Giorgi. Despite Giorgi’s undeniable quality, the Italian is also one of the most inconsistent players on the WTA Tour. With this in mind, there is clear value on Barty’s betting odds to defeat the Italian this Wednesday at -125 at Coral. Besides the value on Ashleigh’s moneyline in the following round, we also recommend you to place a small bet on the Australian’s outright at +1100 at Bet365.