Hantuchova vs Larcher de Brito by Draska9
WTA Birmingham, 3. round, grass
This is match between 77. and 135. player on WTA list.
Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova is far from her best days in career when she was even on 5. place and now she is always somewhere between 50.-100. place. She is trying much on WTA tour this year, but with not much success. 13/12 record and only valuable result is winning WTA Pattaya back in February. After that she never passed 2. round in neither tournement she played. Also all her wins are against mediocre to lower ranked players.
Grass is surface that she always loved to play on. 62/35 through career is really nice success, she won this tournament in 2013. But after that, in 2013., 2014. and until now in 2015. she haven't any success, winning only 4 out of 10 matches, never passing more then 1 round. This season started in Nottingham and lost 2-1 against average player overall, Linette, but she is really nothing special on grass. Then she came in Birmingham and in first round almost droped out from Begu, who had match point in second set. 4-6 7-6 6-4 isn't very convincing against good clay player, in-form this year, but awful on grass where she is only 4/12. Yesterday she won against Erakovic 7-6 6-4 where she also has benn break down and saving set point.
I think here is end of road for Hantuchova. On other side of court will stand Michelle Larcher de Brito. She is 20/15 win/loss this year, mostly on ITF and she hasn't have much success until now. Thisp part of year is favourite for her, she loves to play on grass and her biggest successes in career comes from grass. This season she have great 9/2 and overall 37/17 on grass. She was in SF of Eastbourne, now 3. round of Birmingham from quals. She beat yesterday strong Ivanovic in great match. Last 2 seasons she came into 3. round of Wimbledon from quals, winning there against great players like Kuznetsova, Sharapova and also good grass players Gajdosova and Vandeweghe. She have much chances to win this clash too and odds are really nice. I think even there are good chances to be 2-0 for her here. GL.
|Larcher de Brito to win||Pinnacle||2.28||7||2-0 LOST (-7 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.