Stojanovic vs Ao Gai by Tennisguy
This is a round of 16 match from the Xuzhou ITF tournament between Nina Stojanovic from Serbia and Ao Gai from China.
This is the first match between these two players.
Gai has already played 3 matches at this tournament. Two of them where in the qualif. stages and she won against Tonghairong Zhang 6-1, 6-1 and Shanshan Guo 6-4, 6-3. After getting to the main draw she defeated Jasmin Jebawy 6-3, 6-0 in the first round. To me she looks very determined to do well in this home country tournament and I think that if she performs as she did so far she might have a good chance of winning today as well. She has a decent service but the main attribute has to be her court movement which is very good. I think she will force Stojanovic to play long rallies and that will surely benefit Gai most of the times.
Stojanovic is the favorite here but that's mostly because of the tennis she produced last year rather than this one. She had a very productive 2014 but in 2015 she hasn't been very consistent and has lost some very strange matches against much lower ranked opponents. She did defeat Mizuno Kijima 6-4, 6-4, and even though it was in straight sets she did struggle a lot especially on her service and if that happens against Gai I don't see her very well.
I think there is god value here by going with Gai and hopefully it will work out.
|Ao Gai to win||Pinnacle||3.58||8||1-2 WON (+20.64 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.