The three-time champion Victoria Azarenka has been awarded a wildcard for the 2018 Miami Open. The last months haven’t been easy for Azarenka due to an ongoing custody battle with her former partner over their son. The former world No.1 revealed that it’s been difficult to focus only on tennis but she’s determined to return to her best level. Adding to this, playing in Key Biscayne brings the best out of Azarenka with the two-time Grand Slam champion winning 84.21% of the matches played throughout her career on this event.
Catherine Bellis is by far the youngest player in the top 50. In 2014, Bellis became the youngest player to have a victory at the US Open since Anna Kournikova in 1996. Despite the young age, the 18-year-old is already one of the best players in the world with an impressive 66.67% winning record in 2018. On the other hand, Bellis won three of her last six official encounters against top 10 opponents.
This will be the second career meeting between these two players with Azarenka emerging victorious from their previous encounter at the All England Club last season.
Despite Catherine’s undeniable quality, it won’t be easy for the American teenager to overcome such a great competitor as Azarenka. Moreover, it’s impossible to ignore the Belarusian’s brilliant record on this event. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of the tremendous value on Azarenka’s tennis betting odds to win this match at 97/100 at Pinnacle.