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  1. Aqeel Khan/Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi to beat Blaz Kavcic/Tom Kocevar-Desman at 1.45 with Parions Sport The 2 Pakistanis have been playing together for few years now and get along well on the court. In addition they have the advantage of playing at home which should transcend them to defend the colors of their country.
  2. Anna-Lena Friedsam to beat Sofia Kenin at 3.25 with Parions Sport I don't like to bet against Kenin because even when she plays badly and her opponent deserves the victory, she managed to win by I don't know by what miracle. However, you are getting to know me now and you can easily imagine that I will not pass up on such an attractive odd, especially in a period when luck smiles on me. In addition, I am hopeful that the German will win her 1st WTA title of her career given the level of power and mentality she has shown here from the start. If she dominates the pressure due to this final by continuing to offer her game that is both aggressive and varied, she will be able to defeat the American who suffered throughout this tournament being saved by her lucky star many times..
  3. Viktoria Kuzmova to beat Anna-Lena Friedsam at 2.40 with Parions Sport Friedsam was very impressive in power and aggressiveness against Mladenovic while managing the stress of having the public against her. However, as I said before, Kuzmova seems to be at a descent level again and has already beaten the German in the same conditions in straight sets at Linz in 2017. It is certainly a risky bet because the Slovak's level wasn't as high as her opponent of the day but in women's tennis everything is possible and sometimes you just have to follow your guts without thinking too much..
  4. Anna-Lena Friedsam to beat Kristina Mladenovic at 2.40 with Parions Sport Friedsam seems to be gradually returning to her best level (45th) for almost 1 year after having suffered of multiple injuries. After winning an ITF title last September, she managed to beat Bencic in Linz before being eliminated by Rybakina (in 3 sets despite everything). For her part, Mladenovic seemed rather feverish against Pasquet while she is usually comfortable facing her compatriots (1 defeat in 9 matchs). The odd of the German is logically high because she has already lost against the French on grass 4 years ago and because she is much lower ranked but I think that her striking power will do a lot of damage on i.hard & we could see a totally different revenge here.
  5. Viktoria Kuzmova to beat Tereza Martincova at 2.45 with Parions Sport A bet a little daring when we see the shape of the Slovak for some times but Im hopeful that she will regain her best level soon and why not starting here with 2 first opponents relatively below her potential level. We must not forget that she was at the gates of the top 40 not so long ago and if she manages to regain confidence in her serve she can go far in this tournament.
  6. Viktoriya Tomova to beat Magdalena Freçh at 2.30 with Parions Sport I am counting on the current form of the Bulgarian, who has just won the trophy at Sunderland, to beat the Pole who had some difficulties to beat a young Yerolymos ranked almost 200 seats behind her.
  7. Lara Arruabarrena to beat Yafan Wang at 2.50 with Parions Sport The Chinese has lost her last 5 games including an early elimination in straight sets in the 1st round for her title defense at Acapulco which should put pressure on her shoulders for her entry into this tournament. For her part, the Spaniard played well in the qualifications by beating Inglis and Dolehide without losing a set. I count on her good defensive play and her counter attacks to make the exchanges last and to push the Chinese in lack of confidence to make mistakes.
  8. Can't trust Garcia now even if she plays at home, I will go with Bonaventure at 2.25 to start this week.
  9. Yulia Putintseva to beat Belinda Bencic at 2.05 with Parions Sport The h2h is 3-1 in favor of Putintseva. Bencic is miraculously here after a match far from being at the level of a top10 player against Kudermetova. Her frustration seems to have contaminated the Russian who was however very comfortable with her service, even succeeding a few aces on her 2nd. But as often (hence my hesitation to bet on her) the young Russian made too many enforced errors by wanting to play too much with the lines instead of keep it simple and on top of that she missed many easy points ( some REALLY easy lol). On her side, Putintseva took revenge for her Fed Cup defeat against Mertens by eliminating the defending champion (yet in good shape) in 3 sets after losing the 1st set (4-6/6-3/6-2). The mental and especially the service of the Kazakh are clearly above the Swiss right now and I see her eliminated this one in straight sets like last year in Miami. I still chose a simple victory because the odd is high enough for me to take more unnecessary risks.
  10. Thank you for having answered me so quickly, I will choose Kudermetova which was my 1st idea but it's always good to have one or more external opinions
  11. Guys, what do you think of Bublik winning against Hurkacz? I hesitate between this match and Kudermetova winning against Bencic (she leads 3-1 and lost only on grass).
  12. Ricardas Berankis to beat Nikoloz Basilashvili at 2.15 with Parions Sport H2H is 2-0 for the Lithuanian, the last match was in 2014 at the Challenger of Andria where Basilashvili gave up in the 2nd set after losing the 1st 6-4. Berankis has been on an upward slope since the beginning of the year, he arrives in Dubai after a semi-final lost in Pune against Vesely (who lifted the trophy after) in a very close match with 3 tie breaks. In contrast, the Georgian won only 2 matches shyly this year and doesn't seem to me fully recovered from his elbow surgery done at the end of last year.
  13. Jennifer Brady to beat Alison Riske at 2.00 with Parions Sport It will be the 3rd meeting between the 2 Americans who have won a match each. Despite what the bookies think, I don't see how Riske can beat Brady here after the level she showed last week in Dubai. She was eliminated in the 1st round by Jabeur and even if she took 1 set her level was far from convincing me, which was confirmed by looking at her stats after the match (34 unforced errors, 11 DF). On the contrary, Brady comes out of a big tournament where she eliminated 3 seed players (Hsieh, Svitolina, Muguruza) before being defeated in the semi-final by Halep who lifted the trophy then.
  14. Carla Suarez Navarro to beat Shai Zhang at 2.15 with Parions Sport The Spaniard leads 3-0 in the h2h (2 on grass, 1 on hard). Nothing much to say on this one as I haven't seen none of these 2 play in 2020 but their last meeting was last year in Dubai with pretty much the same condiitions and Suarez won in 2 sets without any kind of troubles.
  15. SaiSai Zheng to beat Marketa Vondrousova at 3.30 with Parions Sport It will the 2nd meeting between these 2 players, Vondrousova leads 1-0 (on grass). Vondrousova underwent wrist surgery towards the end of last year is now behind her after making an impressive comeback with a quarterfinal in Brisbane. However, she has only won 1 match since against a bad Sevastova during the 1st round in Dubai last week. Zheng is no slouch on hard courts, she pushed rising star Rybakina in Shenzhen a couple months ago & she could be a tricky opponent for Vondrousova who isn't at her best right now.
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