The Internationaux de Strasbourg quarter-finals take place this Thursday with two Australian players in action – Daria Gavrilova and Ashleigh Barty. Bookmakers Review breaks down the fixture below and lists the best available odds from green listed bookmakers.
Gavrilova vs. Barty
Ashleigh Barty continues her sensational run in 2017. Regardless of this Thursday’s result, Barty already secured her career-high ranking next week. Looking now at Ashleigh’s campaign in Strasbourg, the 21-years-old Australian reaches this stage of the competition after two easy victories over Cagla Buyukakcay and Camila Giorgi. In addition to her brilliant results in the two previous rounds, Barty didn’t allow a single break of serve on this event.
The world no.25 – Daria Gavrilova – couldn’t ask for a better debut in Strasbourg. After reaching the quarter-finals in Rome last week, Gavrilova is once again one of the eight players remaining in Strasbourg. However, Daria was on the brink of elimination in the previous round against Elizaveta Kulichkova with the Russian unable to confirm a 4 – 1 lead on the decisive set.
This will be the 2nd career meeting between these two players with Barty emerging victorious from their previous encounter in Traralgon four years ago. Despite Ashleigh’s lead on the h2h, this is their first match since they became top 100 players.
Even though Gavrilova is the better-ranked player at the moment, Barty is definitely in better form. Adding to this, Ashleigh is a future top 10 player with an incredible talent. With Barty playing at such a high level throughout the entire tournament, it’s impossible to go against her on this match. With this in mind, Barty is the clear favourite to secure a place in the semi-finals at 83/100 at Pinnacle while Bet365 offers 11/10 for Daria’s victory.