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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:
PLEASE NOTE, IF THERE ARE LIQUIDITY ISSUES, ALWAYS KEEP THE STAKES LOW
1. 03:00 – Konjuh v Mladenovic
Mladenovic’s form has simply been on another level in recent weeks. Have to suggest backing her at the start as she has some solid serves to win quick games.
—> Back Mladenovic @1.53, Lay @1.24
2. 10:30 – Lucic-Baroni v Cibulkova —> NO STOP LOSS SUGGESTED
I don’t quite agree with the pricing for this match as Lucic Baroni is a very dangerous opponent for most top WTA players. If Cibu serves with her usual inconsistency Baroni is good enough to win here for my money.
I am being bold in suggesting NO STOP LOSSES here, but do keep the stakes to low/medium.
—> Lay Cibu @1.36, Back @1.85
1. 11:45 – de Schepper v Roger-Vasselin
Roger Vasselin has a vast amount of experience on hard courts. I also feel he is the better server. Suggesting to back him at the start hence..
—> Back Roger-Vasselin @1.65, lay @1.3
2. 16:30 – Robredo v Youzhny
On paper Robredo has to be the right favourite, however Youzhny is playing at home where he has done well before. Suggesting to lay Robredo here as the first set could be pretty tricky to call..
—> Lay Robredo @1.6, Back @2
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, when stop loss is used
All odds shown with the tips are correct at time of publishing. Odds are often given several hours ahead of the event. If odds have changed, adjust your back/lay stake accordingly e.g. if I tip ‘Back at 1.5, Lay at 1.25’ – and back odds move to 1.55, adjust your lay odds to 1.3 – there are still 25 ticks between the back and lay odds.
Delay and Trade!! It’s OK to place your trades before the match starts, but in my opinion, waiting 2/3 games before placing your trades is the safest way to trade. This is advised in many of the articles below. To delay and trade will give you a good feel for the match. Delay and Trade is a MUST if you are Backing Heavy. Delaying is advised mostly for the women’s game, as early breaks of serve are more likely. Please read the relevant article below.
Please read all of the articles below if you are new to the tips!