Veronica Cepede vs Tsurenko by Tennisguy
This is a match from the Dothan ITF tournament(clay) between Veronica Cepede from Paraguay and Lesya Tsurenko from Ukraine.
Veronica Cepede is ranked 142 and Tsurenko is 161. They have never met in a h2h match.
Tsurenko fell in the rankings last year due to some injuries but she was as high as nr.60 so she is a fairly decent player. She managed some good matches in the past against some top opponents so so I am pretty sure that she is the better player that Cepede. She has played high level tournaments compared to Cepede who who plays mostly ITF's. She played in Charleston two weeks ago and had a very good match against the eventual title winner Andrea Petkovic 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-1. Last week she played at the Pelham ITF tournament and had a strange loss against Ulrikke Eikeri 7-5, 0-6, 6-3 but I think she will be much better prepared for this tournament as she will want to gin momentum for the French Open.
Cepede has some good results on clay this year but all of them where on the ITF level and against low ranked players. The main reason why the odds are so close is probably because she managed to win against Begu two weeks ago in the final of the Medellín ITF tournament. Not that I want to take anything away from her but it was really Begu that lost the match(making a huge amount of unforced errors)rather than Cepede doing anything special to win. Last year she lost in the first round here against Arina Rodionova who doesn't really play that good on clay 7-6(2),6-2.
Tsurenko is the better player of the two even if the rankings might not suggest that. She will probably dominate a lot of points and force Cepede into a very defensive game which will give the player from Ukraine a lot of easy points and eventually win her the match
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|Tsurenko to win||Pinnacle||1.78||10||2-0 LOST (-10 units)|