Barty vs. Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki began her quest to return to world number one at the Mutua Madrid Open with a 6 – 3 6 – 1 win over Daria Gavrilova. Despite concerns regarding Caroline’s physical condition, Wozniacki showed no signs of the abdominal injury which forced her to retire in the quarter-finals of the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup a week ago. Adding to this, the 2018 Australian Open champion ended the match with impressive numbers – 21 winners to just 15 unforced errors.
Ashleigh Barty advanced to the second round of the Madrid Open after a straight-sets victory against Sara Errani. Known as one of the most talented players in the game, the 22-year-old improved her 2018 record to 15 – 6. Even though Errani is one of the best returners on tour, the Australian didn’t concede a single break in the contest against the Italian qualifier. On the other hand, Barty won 47.82% of the points played on Sara’s serve.
These two players will face each other for the second time with Wozniacki emerging victorious from their previous encounter at the 2017 Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.
This should be a very interesting contest between Barty’s firepower and Caroline’s exceptional defense. Despite Ashleigh’s brilliant performance in the previous round, it won’t be easy for the Australian to overcome such a great competitor as Wozniacki. For that reason, our recommendation is for you to place a bet on the Dane’s -3.5 Game Handicap at 91/100 at green listed bookmaker 5Dimes as the best betting approach for this match.
Best Play: Caroline Wozniacki -3.5 Game Handicap at 91/100 at 5Dimes