Join us on our Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open tournament analysis that takes place this week in Wuhan. Find out who the dark horse is, as well as the player to fade and keep an eye on this event.
The Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open takes place in Wuhan with Hard Court as the chosen surface for this WTA Premier 5 event.
The former world no.2 – Agnieszka Radwanska – continues to pursue her first title in 2017. Playing on Asian soil brings the best out of Radwanska with a phenomenal 76.12% career record and 11 titles on the WTA Tour on that region. Adding to this, the Polish is enjoying great success this week with two straight sets victories against Magdalena Rybarikova and Julia Goerges.
Looking now at Radwanska’s draw in Wuhan, the 28-year-old returns to action this Wednesday against Ashleigh Barty. Known as one of the most promising young players on the WTA Tour, Barty holds an outstanding 72.55% winning record this season. However, the Australian only won 20.00% of the matches throughout her career against top 10 opponents. Due to Agnieszka’s exceptional record on this region and Ashleigh’s lack of experience against top opponents, our recommendation is for you to add Radwanska to your betting picks to emerge victorious from this encounter at -125 at William Hill. Besides the value on Agnieszka’s moneyline in the following round, placing a small bet on her outright at +900 at BetVictor is also an interesting approach for this tournament.
Player to Fade
At the age of 25, Karolina Pliskova is going through the best moment in her career. In addition to her outstanding 77.78% winning record in 2017, the Czech already won three titles on the WTA Tour this season. Despite her brilliant numbers in recent months, Pliskova was far from impressive on her debut in Wuhan against Shuai Zhang. On the other hand, Karolina won’t have an easy task in Wuhan with very dangerous opponents on her half of the draw such as Garbine Muguruza, Agnieszka Radwanska or Jelena Ostapenko. Due to the tough draw ahead of her and shaky performance in the opening round, our advice is for you to avoid placing any bet on Pliskova’s outright in Wuhan at +500 at Bet365.
Player to Keep an Eye
Dominika Cibulkova hopes to rediscover top form in Wuhan. Despite her disappointing defeat against Caroline Wozniacki in Tokyo, the former world no.4 is slowly returning to her best level. Known as one of the most aggressive baseliners in the game, the fast court conditions in Wuhan are perfect for Cibulkova’s game style. Adding to this, the 28-year-old didn’t experience any major problems on her debut with an easy 6 – 2 6 – 2 win over Jil Teichmann. Famous for her exceptional return to serve, the 2016 WTA Singapore Finals champion won 62.50% of the points played on Teichmann’s serve.
Taking a look now at Dominika’s draw in this tournament, the Slovak won’t have an easy task against Caroline Garcia in the following round. Nevertheless, it’s hard to ignore the tremendous value on Cibulkova’s tennis betting odds. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to place a bet on Dominika to secure a place in the quarterfinals at +102 at Pinnacle as the most valuable play for this contest.