Voegele vs. Tsurenko
Stefanie Voegele’s dream run continues in Acapulco. The 27-year-old already secured her return to the top 130 next week for the first time since April 2017. Adding to this, Voegele produced one of her best ever performance in the quarter-finals against Sloane Stephens to record her first win over a top 20 opponent in almost five years. Looking now at Stefanie’s numbers on this event, the highlight definitely goes to her serve with the Swiss winning 82.20% of her service games on this event.
Lesia Tsurenko is just one win away from successfully defending her Abierto Mexicano title. The Ukrainian is trying to become the first player to win back-to-back titles in Acapulco since the tournament is played on Hard Court. As we predicted in our semi-finals analysis, Daria Gavrilova couldn’t find the answer to Tsurenko’s solid baseline game. On the other hand, the No.7 seed reaches this stage of the competition in Acapulco without dropping a single set.
These two players will face each other for the 6th time on their careers with Tsurenko winning four of their previous five official encounters on the WTA Tour.
As the h2h suggests, the Ukrainian is a terrible match-up for Voegele. Despite Stefanie’s undeniable quality, it won’t be easy for the Swiss to win so many points on serve against such a great returner as Tsurenko. The bookmakers are well aware of Lesia’s dominance on the h2h with the defending champion available at 8/25 at 5Dimes while William Hill offers 3/1 for Voegele’s victory. Due to the low price on Tsurenko’s moneyline, our suggestion is for you to add once again her -4.5 Game Handicap at 83/100 at Pinnacle to your betting picks.
Best Play: Lesia Tsurenko -4.5 Game Handicap at 83/100 at Pinnacle