The Mutua Madrid Open gets underway this Saturday with the players from the bottom half of the draw in action on the women’s competition. Bookmakers Review breaks down the fixture below and lists the best available odds from green listed bookmakers.
Konta vs. Siegemund
From the matches scheduled for this Saturday in Madrid, the highlight clearly goes to the contest between Johanna Konta and Laura Siegemund.
Playing on clay brings the best out of Laura Siegemund with an outstanding 90.00% winning record on this surface in 2017. After reaching the semi-finals in Charleston, Siegemund featured an incredible campaign in Stuttgart with Laura winning the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. The fast court conditions in Madrid also suit Siegemund’s game style with the German winning 80.00% of the matches on this event throughout her career.
Despite Johanna Konta’s improvements in recent years, the Brit isn’t as comfortable on clay as she is on other surfaces. With a poor 46.88% career record on the red dirt on the WTA Tour, Konta is still looking for her first title on this surface. Adding to this, Johanna was far from impressive on her recent performance in Stuttgart with a disappointing defeat in the 2nd round against Anastasija Sevastova.
This will be the 2nd career meeting between these two players with Siegemund allowing only two games on their previous encounter in Pelham’s clay two years ago.
Due to Siegemund’s brilliant numbers on clay and Konta’s lack of success on this surface, it’s impossible to go against Laura on this match. With this in mind, the value is definitely on the German’s side with Pinnacle offering 101/100 for Siegemund to reach the 2nd round while Konta is available at 91/100 at BetVictor.