Spartan Tennis Trading Tips Friday 11th March

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All times are UK/Irish and are subject to change, and all times are in 24hr format e.g., 01.00 = 1am and 16:00 = 4pm:



1. 19:00 – Vandeweghe v Kuznetsova

Kuznetsova’s form is a serious question at the moment having lost 4 of her last 5 matches. Happy with Vandeweghe starting well as the American has some big serves in her artillery.

—> Back Vandeweghe @1.82, Lay @1.4

2. 19:00 – Kovinic v Kvitova –> NO STOP LOSS RECOMMENDED

Kvitova’s form is terrible and Kovinic is improving all the time. With very windy conditions here at Indian Wells, there is reason to believe that Kvitova won’t have everything going her way today. Reason to Lay the favourite here at the start.

—> Lay Kvitova @1.3, Back @1.7

For this tip, I will calculate the profits with 5 units as the maximum stake (our liability) instead of 10.

3. 20:30 – Pavlyuchenkova v Bondarenko –> NO STOP LOSS RECOMMENDED

One player who has transformed her game big time since the start of the season is Kateryna Bondarenko. With 4 wins of 5 matches and a loss only to Aga Radwanska, I feel money should be on the underdog here.

—> Lay Pavlyu @1.99, Back @3

4. 22:00 – Watson v Niculescu

Watson’s form is brilliant but more importantly, she has shown a lot of consistency in the serving department. Happy to back the Brit at the start.

—> Back Watson @1.97, Lay @1.45


5. 23:30 – Istomin v Kudla

A bit surprised by this pricing as Istomin’s last win came way back in late October last year! Since then he has an active 7 game losing streak. I’d rather go for the home favourite Kudla who did beat an in-form Rajeev Ram at Memphis back in February.

—> Lay Istomin @1.7, Back @2.5

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Good luck!

Some Terms Explained:

Back: Normal Stakes – use 10% of bank with Stop loss at 40%.
Back Heavy(BH) – use up to 30% of bank. Used at members discretion. Delay and Trade. Use Stop Loss at 40% unless stated otherwise.
Lay: Normal stakes – use 10% of bank with Stop Loss at 40%.
Lay Heavy(LH) – use up to 30% of bank. Used at members discretion. Delay and Trade. Use Stop Loss at 40% unless stated otherwise.
Likely 3 Setter – consider laying the winner of the first set.
Hot Tip – I have more confidence in these tips. However, use normal stake sizes.
No Stop Loss Suggested – Use of Stop Loss is not recommended for this tip. Use half Normal Stake.

Tips are deemed unsuccessful at 40% loss of stake, unless tip states No Stop Loss.




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