Gavrilova vs. Tsurenko
Lesia Tsurenko continues to impress at the Abierto Mexicano. The defending champion extended her winning streak in Acapulco to 8 matches after a 6 - 2 6 - 2 victory over Kristina Mladenovic in the quarter-finals. Known for her exceptional return to serve, the 28-year-old won 61.11% of the points played on Mladenovic's serve in the previous round. Adding to this, the No.2 didn't drop a single set so far on this event.
Daria Gavrilova couldn't have asked for more on her Acapulco debut. Despite her lack of experience on these game conditions, the world No.26 is just two wins away from becoming the first ever Australian to win the title at the Abierto Mexicano. Taking a look now at Daria's campaign on this event, the former junior world No.1 reaches this stage of the competition after a 6 - 4 4 - 6 6 - 2 win against Veronica Cepede.
This will be the 5th career meeting between these two players with Gavrilova still looking for her first victory over this opponent.
As the h2h suggests, Tsurenko is a terrible match-up for the Australian. The bookmakers are well aware of Lesia’s dominance over Gavrilova with the Ukrainian as the favourite to win this match at 61/100 at 5Dimes while William Hill offers 69/50 for Daria’s victory. For that reason, our suggestion is for you to bet once again Tsurenko’s -2.5 Game Handicap at 89/100 at Pinnacle as the most valuable play for this contest.
Best Play: Lesia Tsurenko -2.5 Game Handicap at 89/100 at Pinnacle