Saturday, 22 June 2013

Eastbourne & Dan Bosch final: Jamie's fairytale continues

Eastbourne final:

Jamie Hampton vs. Elena Vesnina

Jamie Hampton continues to defy the odds by winning against much favoured Caroline Wozniacki. She will be one match away from her first main tour title. This will be Jamie's first final, compared to Vesnina who has a lot of experience in finals. Vesnina has had an easy match coming into the finals so she should be fresh. Besides, she overcame her demons this year by finally clinching her first title after numerous final appearances. Elena is the favourite, but I would love to see Jamie complete her fairytale run. Head says Elena, heart says Jamie.

Pick: Vesnina in 3 sets

Dan Bosch final:

Simona Halep vs. Kirsten Flipkens

The change in surface obviously did not affect Simona as she eased past Carla Suarez Navarro in straight sets. The Romanian is getting into the habit of winning and I think it will take a top 10 player to stop here right now. Flipkens has a nice grass game but against someone like Simona who's extremely high on confidence, it might not be enough. Another statistic that's against Flipkens is that she has never beaten Simona before. Thus, Halep might be one of the few players who wins successive tournaments despite the surface change.

Pick: Halep in 2 tight sets

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