Ivanovic vs Pennetta by Tennisguy
Ana Ivanovic leads Pennetta by 4-0 in the direct meetings but I don't consider that to be a very important factor as the italian is playing some incredible tennis as of late. She won in Indian Wells after defeating players like Na Li and Agnieszka Radwanska in the final stages which says a lot.
Ivanovic lost in Indian Wells against Stephens in a match that she showed a lot of weaknesses. She played one match here in Miami and got past Lauren Davis who didn't seem to be at full strength after her retirement last week. The serbian is a very good player but I really don't think she can match the level that Pennetta is at at the moment. She will probably try to overpower the italian but as Na Li saw last week that's not a very easy task. And in all fairness Ana is not a very patient player like Na Li is so she will surely commit a lot of unforced errors .
I really don't see Ivanovic being the favorite here even if she is considerd to be that by the bookies. Sure Pennett has had a long Indian Wells tournament but to be fair she didnt stay that long on court in the semifinal and final which she easily won. In my opinion the 2.13 on the italian looks really nice and definitely deserves a try.
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|Pennetta to win||Pinnacle||2.13||8||2-0 LOST (-8 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.