Ulrikke Eikeri vs Julie Cohen
This is a match from the first round of the Indian Harbour Beach ITF, tournament between Ulrikke Eikeri from Norway and Julia Cohen from USA.
Eikeri is ranked 244 and Cohen 244. They have only met once in 2011 on clay court at the Rosario 3 ITF tournament, where Cohen won 7-6, 6-2.
Eikeri si the player that started this year better so that's why she is considered the big favorite here. She has managed a lot of wins on clay but most of them where based on the wins she had in the qualifying stages of those specific ITF tournaments. Last week she got to the second round of the Charlottesville ITF tournament where she was defeated by Francoise Abanda 7-5, 6-7(4), 7-6(9).
Julia Cohen on the other hand hasn't really got in her rhythm this year. She is a decent clay court player when she is in a good form and was in the top 100 two years ago. Last week she lost in the first round of the Charlottesville ITF tournament to eventual finalist Montserrat Gonzalez 6-4, 6-2. I think Cohen can handle Eikeri because the norwegian player isn't the most agressive player on court and does tend to commit many unforced errors when she is pushed into long rallies.
Cohen need to try to find her best game today as she needs to gain some form, and fast, if she is going to attempt to qualify for the French Open, which is getting really close. I think she has a fair chance in this one and there is good value in backing her. She already won in their only past meeting and sure that was a long time ago but I think that will give her the mental advantage which she really needs to advance her performances from what she usually played this year.
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|Julia Cohen to win||Pinnacle||4.06||6||2-0 LOST (-6 units)|