Bartoli vs Ivanovic by FairPlayBet
Surface - Hardcourt
Marion Bartoli (FRA) vs. Ana Ivanovic (SER)
(7) ranking (16)
5160 points 2585
(3) previous meetings (4)
If you are looking for high value bets then this is the best opportunity since I doubt we will find something like this any time soon. Odds 1.95 for player that should be not just favourite but clear favourite. So, this is nothnig else but pure value.
If we look at some results from the past then Ivanovic who is former Grand Slam winner surely is better player. But trophy from Roland Garros in 2008 as well WTA first position from same season, does not mean too much now in 2012. Today Ivanovic is only average player which sometimes can be dangerous oponent for better ranked players. But dangerous does not mean also successful. Just take a look on Ivanovic's 2012 win/loss record. It's 10-5 but in this 10 wins you can't find any top 10 player, you even can't find some player whose form is even close to world best players. And this was the case until last night meeting with Caroline Wozniacki when Ivanovic surprisingly won. But one such win does not mean that now suddenly Ivanovic should be favourite in match against one more Top 10 player. After all Wozniacki is slowly becoming average player and it wont be suprise if she continues to drop on WTA rankings. So, I don't give too much importance to Ivanovic's win yesterday. She is not capable to win matches in a row against top oponents.
When we talk about Marion Bartoli, it should be said that she was injured in Doha but now almost month later, this should not affect her tennis. French girl is very experienced. When you see her behavior on the tennis court you would say she has problems in the head. But all that is planned, its behavior is not accidental, Bartoli knows very well what she is doing. Her jumping around the baseline and funny preparing for service as well for the return, all that "warming up" even after hours of tennis, all that is simply part of tactics. And when you have on the other side of the nets very unstable player such Ivanovic is, then this behavior really can distract an opponent.
|1||Bet365||1.95||7||0-2 LOST (-7 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.