Paula Kania vs Alla Kudryavtseva by Tennisguy
This is a qualif. match from the Nottingham WTA tournament(grass) between Paula Kania from Poland and Alla Kudryavtseva from Russia.
They have met only once in a match that took place this year in the qualif. round of the French Open. That match was won by Kania 7-5, 6-4.
After seeing how well Kania perforemed in her previous 2 qualif. matches she had in this tournament I believe she is in her best form and she is worth backing today. She defeated Gabriela Dabrowski 6-4, 6-4 and Yafan Wang 6-2, 7-5. It seems that her second round appearance at the French Open has made her play with more confidence and to me she has a very good shot of getting to the main draw of this tournament.
Kudryavtseva played an ITF tournament in Eastbourne last week and managed to get to the final where she was defeated by Kontaveit. She made a good impression there but she did play 5 matches there and along with the 2 she already played in the previous 2 qualif. rounds it might be to much. In the qualif. matches here she defeated Anna Tatishvili 6-0, 6-2 and Kimiko Date-Krumm 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 which was a 2 and a half hour match.
I think that Kania is going to be much fresher than her opponent and given her recent good form along with the fact that there is very good value by picking her make this a very easy choice for me.
|Paula Kania to win||Pinnacle||2.63||9||0-2 LOST (-9 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.