The WTA J&T Banka Prague Open quarter-finals takes place this Thursday with Camila Giorgi and Mona Barthel fighting for a place in the following round. Bookmakers Review breaks down the fixture below and lists the best available odds from green listed bookmakers.
Giorgi vs. Barthel
The German qualifier – Mona Barthel – continues her impressive run in Prague. Known as one of the most talented players on the WTA Tour, Barthel is enjoying the fast game conditions on this event. Looking now at Mona’s campaign in Prague, the former world no.23 reaches this stage of the competition after two outstanding performances against Shuai Zhang and Oceane Dodin. Barthel’s aggressive return to serve has been the key to her success with the German winning 55.60% of her opponents’ service games throughout the tournament.
Camila Giorgi couldn’t ask for a better way to start her campaign in Prague after defeating the no.1 seed – Karolina Pliskova. This was, without any doubt, Camila’s biggest win with the Italian defeating a top 3 player for the first time in her career. Adding to this, Giorgi is just one win away from an unprecedented appearance in the semi-finals of a WTA tournament on this surface.
This will be the 4th career meeting between these two players with Giorgi leading on the h2h by 2 – 1.
With both players performing at such a high level, the bookmakers expect a very close affair. Pinnacle offers 81/100 for Barthel’s victory while Camila is available at 1/1 at Bet365. Even though Giorgi is never an easy opponent, Mona seems to be at a higher level on this tournament. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to place a bet on Barthel to secure a place in the WTA Prague semi-finals.