Family Circle cup:
1. Hampton v Govortsova: Unsuccessful
Hampton started a bit like a Andy Murray against Ferrer going 5-0
down. She then wins 4 games in a row and had game point to tie it 5-5.
She fails to convert it and goes a set down. More drama in the second
when she leads 5-2 only to give away breaks back. In the end the odds
did go to 1.3 but only in the 3rd set which made this unsuccessful. A
bit unlucky here..
2. Lepchenko v Mc Hale: Unsuccessful
Mc Hale came back strongly to win the second but by that time it was
too late for the strategy to work. She was definitely the favourite
after the second set, but a bit too late!
3. Mattek Sands v Rodionova: Successful
Another weird match where Rodionova starts well and Mattek Sands
storms to win the first making the strategy work but what a match and
what a drama with injury for Rodionova. At one point she had match
point with injury which is unthinkable. A very fluctuating market and
traders must have been puzzled how events unfolded!
4. Schiavone v Soler Espinosa: Successful
Soler lost the first set but before she got broken this did hit the 2
mark early on I believe!
5. Rus v Medina Garrigues: Unsuccessful
This was a ruthless win by Medina and was the only real match that
completely went against us!
Successful: 2 / 5
We can really ignore this stat as it was the starting day and it’s
rather important to study the conditions, the court, how the girls
serve etc. There definitely have been some good info I feel I have got
yesterday which we can use for tomorrow and later. Also all were low
staked matches and hence not over-concerning…