Bad Gastein schedule:
Serena Williams vs. Sesil Karatantcheva
No explanation as to why Serena is there in Sweden. She has only played 5 international events in her ENTIRE career and she has won ZERO. Looks like she is there to at least win one Mickey Mouse title and to tour the beautiful Sweden. Sesil won't be much of a challenge. This girl is more focused on partying than playing tennis. Even a 10% Williams will cruise by her.
Pick: Williams in 2 easy sets
Anna Tatishvili vs. Belinda Bencic
Start watching out for Belinda Bencic as she is the current Wimbledon juniors champion. With Martina Hingis as her coach, she is bound to do some damage in the future. Anna Tatishvili is just a walking bye these days. She even lost to Shahar Peer, I don't know how much lower can you sink besides that. Bencic looks set to get her first main tour win with this lucky draw and might be the emergence of a new star.
Pick: Bencic in 2 sets
Andrea Petkovic vs. Petra Martic
Pick: Petkovic in 2 sets
Sure win bets: Lesia Tsurenko, Klara Zakopalova, Kiki Bertens
Upset alerts: Anna Tatishvili, Caroline Garcia, Chanelle Scheepers