Wang Q. vs McHale
That's 2nd round match from Hong Kong between Qiang Wang and Christina McHale.
Qiang Wang is numer 24 in the world ranking, but she is absolutely storming in Asia in the last weeks- SF in Osaka, trophy in Guangzhou, SF in Wuhan and SF in Beijing..She is the player in best current form in WTA for sure and so many players were eliminated by her with outstandingly big difference like Kuznetzova, Karolina Pliskova, Ostapenko, Gavrilova.. Even in her last wins in Beijing she beat Pliskova and Sabalenka in straight sets with 4 games difference. She is so good defensively and McHale is not an opponent who can be compared to her right now. The match is in Hong Kong, Wang will be supported by the crowd for sure. Really hope that tomorrow there will not be a rain delay and everything will happen on time as a schedule.
McHale is out of top 100, over 100 places difference with Qiang Wang. They are on the same age, but the form is totally with the Asian player. Christina's form before Hong Kong is really not promising to think she will have any chances tomorrow against the Chinese. Even here in Hong Kong she started against a home player out of top 500 and lost a set.
I looked for so many options about this match, but finally decided to play two main picks- Qiang Wang to win in straight sets(about 1.40 odds) and the second one is Quang Wang to win in a match under 18.5 games, in other words McHale to win no more than 6 games. When we see that in Guangzhou there was no player to take more than 4 games against Wang in all her 5 matches, I doubt McHale is the player to make Wang's day harder than expected. I expect something like 6:2 6:3 for Wang. Still my main pick here is Wang to win in straight sets with more money and under 18.5 games with less- that's my advice for the people who decide to follow it.
Wang Q. vs McHale prediction
|Under 18.5 games||Pinnacle||1.84||9||2-0 LOST (-9 units)|