Eugenie Bouchard and Patricia Maria Tigue will fight for the title of the tennis tournament in Istanbul on September 13. The odds for the winner are almost equal. What will be the forecast for the match from our tennis analyst?
In 2014, Eugenie Bouchard won her first and only WTA title in Nuremberg. After that success, the Canadian tennis player experienced a decent rise in her career and an equally serious decline. Before the start in Istanbul, Eugenie ranked 272nd in the WTA ranking. Even to qualify for the tournament, I had to ask the organizers for wild cards. As it turned out, it was not at all in vain.
Taking into account qualifications, Eugenie Bouchard had six victorious matches in Istanbul. Moreover, the Canadian tennis player’s tournament grid cannot be called easy. In the second round I had to play with experienced Svetlana Kuznetsova (7-6, 6-7, 6-2). At the quarterfinals stage there was a difficult three-set match against Kovinic (3-6, 6-4, 7-5). In the forecast for the semi-final against Badosa, we expected that against the background of such serious physical exertion, a decline in Eugénie’s game would follow. However, this did not happen (6-3, 6-2).
Patricia Maria Teague
At Patricia Maria Tig after leaving the quarantine had only one victory in four tournaments before Istanbul. However, this did not prevent the Romanian tennis player from showing her best side in Turkey.
Teague won all of her four matches in the tournament grid 2-0 in sets. Only in the first match against Danilovic, the representative of Romania was the underdog of the bookmakers (6-3, 7-5). Later, Patricia Maria confirmed the status of a favorite in matches against Doi (6-2, 6-0), Peterson (6-3, 6-1) and Martintsova (6-3, 6-3).
Tennis players did not play among themselves before the match in Istanbul
Bouchard after resumption of season clay has won eight of ten matches
Teague on the way to the finals did not give a single set to her rivals
Eugenie Bouchard is a small favorite in the line of bookmakers for the final. The Canadian tennis player purposefully after the restart of the season plays only on clay. Even at the tournament in Prague, Eugenie showed herself well when she reached the quarterfinals. I clearly brought myself to Istanbul in excellent physical shape. Judging by the game in the semifinals against Badosa, there is no need to talk about any decline.
Bouchard is able to offer Teague a high pace when exchanging punches. The Romanian looks unconvincing in her serve. It will also be convenient for Eugénie, allowing her to return to the game and do reverse breaks if she loses her serve. We offer a forecast for the victory in the final of a Canadian tennis player.
Our prediction is Bouchard’s victory for 1.89 odds in BC Vinline.