Suarez Navarro vs. Svitolina
Elina Svitolina started her Mutua Madrid Open campaign with an impressive 6 – 2 6 – 2 win over Alize Cornet. The 23-year-old is having a fantastic 2018 with an outstanding 20 – 5 record so far this year. Adding to this, the Ukrainian is seeking her third trophy of the season after her triumph at the Brisbane International and Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Nevertheless, Svitolina failed to advance beyond the second round in her four previous tournament appearances in Madrid.
Since its inception as a Premier Mandatory tournament in 2009, the Mutua Madrid Open has never had a Spanish female champion. Carla Suarez Navarro hopes to make history this week at the Manzanares Park Tennis Centre. Known as one of the best clay-court players in the on the WTA Tour, the world No.25 didn’t experience any issues on her debut in Madrid with a straight-sets victory against Barbora Strycova.
This will be the 7th career meeting between these two players with each of them winning three of their previous six official encounters on the WTA Tour.
As the h2h suggests, Suarez Navarro is far from an easy match-up for the Ukrainian. In addition, the Spaniard emerged victorious from their most recent encounter at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells earlier this season. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of the value on Carla’s tennis betting odds by placing a bet on her +1.5 Set Handicap at 81/100 at green listed bookmaker Pinnacle.
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