Monday, 15 July 2013

Bastaad, Bad Gastein day 2: What is Serena doing in Bastaad???

Bastaad schedule:

Bad Gastein schedule:

Match focus:

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

Petra Martic disappointed as usual last week. Will she spring a surprise out of nowhere against Andrea Petokovic? Well, it will be tough as Andrea clearly likes it here. She claimed her first tour title here and will definitely look to replicate her previous success on this court. Petra only has herself to blame for no seizing the chance of a good draw last week to claim precious points. Petkovic needs the points as well and it will be tough to topple the resurgent German.

Pick: Petkovic in 2 sets

Sure win bets: Lesia Tsurenko, Klara Zakopalova, Kiki Bertens
Upset alerts: Anna Tatishvili, Caroline Garcia, Chanelle Scheepers