Naomi Totka vs Clothilde De Bernardi by Tennisguy
This is a match from the semifinals of the Dakar ITF tournament (hard) between Naomi Totka from Hungary and Clothilde De Bernardi from France.
These player have never met in a h2h match before.
I am going to take a risk and go with Totka in this one based on the performances she had in this tournament. She defeated Claudia Coppola 6-3, 6-0 and Lou Brouleau 6-4, 6-4. Brouleau was the 4th seeded player here and she couldn't keep up with Totka in that match who played very good tennis. Totka has showed some good form this month as she won the Cairo ITF tournament two weeks ago even though she was the underdog in most of those matches there.
De Bernardi has had a good season so far and the fact that she is 16-3 on hard this year is one of the reasons she is such a big favorite today. That being said she didn't really impress me this tournament and she did lose very easily in her previous 2 matches she had before this tournament against Wongteanchai and Hibino. In this tournament she defeated Ina Kaufinger 6-0, 6-4 and Katharina Lehnert 7-5, 7-5. Her game looked very shaky against Lehnert especially on her service so I don't think she has her A game in this tournament.
Totka is a left handed player so that could cause De Bernardi to have problems with her usual game plan. I actually think this could be a close match if Totka performs at the level she did so far and even though she is considered a big underdog in this type of low level tournaments is mostly about momentum and she definitely has that.
|Naomi Totka to win||Bet365||4.33||4||0-2 LOST (-4 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.