Mihaela Buzarnescu vs Claudia Giovine by Tennisguy
This is a first round match from the Santa Margherita Di Pula 4 ITF(clay) between Mihaela Buzarnescu from Romania and Claudia Giovine from Italy.
I am going with Giovine here because I believe she will be very motivated to do well in this home tournament. Also this is Giovine's 10th match on clay this year compared to Buzarnescu who is going to be playing for the first time on clay this year. I think for that reason Buzarnescu will have problem adjusting her game and will not be as sharp as she was so far on hard this year.
It's true Buzarnescu has had a pretty good year so far as she has a record of 16-3 on hard court. That being said most of those wins where against players of lower rankings which where not even in the top 500. Today she will be facing Giovine a player who not only plays mostly on clay but who is also better ranked than her.
Another reason why I think that Giovine could win this is the fact that she played the qualif. rounds here and defeated Kennel 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-2 and Sanesi 6-3, 6-4 so I believe she will be much better adjusted to the conditions here and also the surface. Her win against Sanesi was pretty good in my opinion considering she was ranked 129 places above her and had a pretty good year on clay with victories against players like Elie, Vogt, Zacarias.
At these odds Giovine deserves a try and like I said considering this is going to be Buzarnescu's first match on clay this year should mean that she won be at her best so it's worth a go.
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|Claudia Giovine to win||Pinnacle||4.06||5||2-0 LOST (-5 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.