WTA – Singles
Strasbourg (France), clay – 1/16-finals
Sunday, 20th May 2018, 18:15 CET
Melnikova Marina (WTA: 304) vs. Safarova Lucie (WTA: 53)
Safarova Lucie has not played a single one match since February 20, when she suffered her third successive defeat, 0-2 against Garcia C. (WTA:7) in the 1/16-finals of the tournament on hard surface in Dubai. On the other hand, Melnikova Marina has already played five matches on clay, last two of which were precisely here, in Strasbourg. Of course, she won both matches, but what is more important, both opponents were better ranked on the WTA list, and Melnikova did not lose a single one set in them. This is the first match against each other in their careers, and regardless of a big difference between their ranks, we must take a really long absence from tennis tournaments of Safarova into consideration. That is why Melnikova is even capable of winning today.
Melnikova Marina +1.5 Sets AH @1.91 Unibet