Dominguez vs Schmiedlova by Tennisguy
In this final from the Osprey ITF tournament we have Lourdes Dominguez-Lino from Sapin facing off against Anna Karolina Schmiedlova from Slovakia.
They have never met before in a h2h match, Dominguez is ranked 77 and Schmiedlova is 73.
The odds are very good for Dominguez and I really don't understand why. Sure she is facing a player that is young and is starting to play better from match to match but to give 2.5 to such a clay court specialist like Dominguez in a ITF final is strange my opinion.
Dominguez has a 5-1 record on clay in 2014 and in this tournament she defeated Putintseva, Tsurenko and Oprandi. She played very well in all her matches with a small glitch in the second set against Oprandi. She has a lot of variety in her game when she plays on clay, changing the rhythm of a point very fast. That will really trouble Schmiedlova as she won't be used to that kind of gameplay.
Schmiedlova is more of a player that needs certain type of rhythm plays from the opponents to create her offense. She will surely be troubled by the variety of Dominguez which in term will result in a lot of unforced errors on her side. She is scheduled to play in Charleston two days from now against a difficult opponent, Vesnina. I'm not that sure she will force it so much in this match but like I said she going to have a lot of problems either way.
Domniguez has a lot of experience especially on clay courts and at these big odds for her, the value is definitely betting on her.
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|Dominguez to win||Pinnacle||2.50||7||1-2 LOST (-7 units)|