Wongteanchai vs Ji-Hee Choi by Tennisguy
This is a second round match from the Hongkong 6 ITF women tournament(hard) between Varunya Wongteanchai from Thailand and Ji-Hee Choi from South Korea.
I am a bit surprised by the the very high odds that are offered for Wongteanchai, because sure she is the lower ranked player but in this tournament she has produced her best tennis. And to add to that, these two players have met once in a h2h match in 2012 at the Pattaya 3 ITF and Wongteanchai won that encounter 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.
Sure it's true that Choi has had the better year but she didn't really impress in her first round match here. She faced Noppawan Lertcheewakarn who even though might have been one of the favorites here was playing very badly in the second part of this year. Choi won that match against Lertcheewakarn 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 but it was a match filled with unforced errors from both sides so nothing really impressive.
On the other hand Wongteanchai had to paly the qualif. rounds here to get to the main draw and defeated Xiao Xuan Guo 6-1, 6-2 then Elina Nepliy 6-3, 6-2. After qualifying she defeated Palina Merenkova in the first round very comfortably 6-1, 6-2. She didn't necessarily have the toughest opponents but she did manage to dominate all of them and that is a very good sign for this match to come.
I think that Wongteanchai is in a better form than Choi and she played much better so far and also considering she has won in the only meeting that took place between these two ,this bet looks to be very promising.
|Varunya Wongteanchai to win||Pinnacle||4.43||6||0-2 LOST (-6 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.