Strakhova vs Bonaventure by Tennisguy

This is a round of 16 match from the Curitiba ITF tournament(clay) between Valeriya Strakhova from Ukraine and Ysaline Bonaventure from Belgium.


Thse two players have not faced each other so far s this will be their first encounter. Bonaventure is 2-2 on clay this year compared to Strakhova who is 7-3.


Strakhova had to play the qualif. rounds here and she defeated Rodrigues Dos Santos 6-3, 6-1 and Alves 6-1, 6-3. After getting to the main draw she defeated Ingrid Gamarra Martins 6-1, 6-2. She is a very talented young player that looks to be in her best shape here at the Curtiba ITF tournament. Last year she concetrated more on the hard court tournament and with some success as she finished the year with a record of 32 wins and only 8 losses on hard. This year however it would seem that she is more interested in the clay court tournaments as these are the only type she played in 2015.



Bonaventure had a very hard first round match here against Montserrat Gonzalez who she managed to defeat 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. She looked very tired towards the end of that match and I don't know if a night's rest will get her back to full strength. She isn't really the type of player that is known for her consistency and for that reason I don't even think she will perform as well as she did in her first round match. This year her better results where in indoor surfaces so I'm not so sure she is prepared for the clay court tournaments.


To me there is to much value for Strakhova who I believe to be a very talented player, and for that reason I am fully backing her to win this match.


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Valeriya Strakhova to win Pinnacle 2.92 9 0-2 LOST (-9 units)
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