Anhelina Kalinina vs Elitsa Kostova
1st round match in Gstaad between Anna Kalinskaya from Russia and Elitsa Kostova from Bulgaria.
Elitsa is experienced player, 28 years old and her best surface is clay for sure. She is N186 in the ranking and one of the best Bulgarians in the tour. She played a lot on clay before her only match in the Wimbledon qualifications, where she lost to Jamie Loeb in three sets. Grass is not her surface for sure, I think her much preferable are slower courts, where she has the chance to slide and get into much more rallies.
Her opponent is 19 years old Russian player Anna Kalinskaya. Anna doesn't have many wins during the year, most of them are in the qualifications of different tournaments. I followed the result of her last match against another Bulgarian player Viktoriya Tomova in Wimbledon qualifications and she lost in three sets. I don't see how such unexperienced player without big wins during 2018 can be pointed as favourite here with big difference in the odds- 1.25 against almost 4.00.
Kostova is capable of surprising the young Russian here, but I will go much safer with +5.5 games AH for Elitsa. If she loses, it will not be with big difference. That's like a gift from the bookies for me, because Elitsa is good returner and can break Kalinskaya a couple of times tomorrow.
Anhelina Kalinina vs Elitsa Kostova prediction
|Kostova+ 5.5 Games AH||Pinnacle||1.72||10||1-2 WON (+7.2 units)|