Wang, Qiang v Sevastova, Anastasija 19/01 03:00
TENNIS Australian Open Women-19Kick Off: 19/01/2019 03:00
"Chinese number 1 Wang to win"
Wang Qiang is from China, aged 27 and ranked 21st in the world. Like most Chinese players she plays her best tennis on hard courts. She played very well in 2018, winning a total of 46 matches and 3 tournaments, in Nanchang, Asian Games and Guangzhou. She was also in the semi-final of Wuhan and the final in Hong Kong and the Elite Trophy. She plays very well from the base-line and has not dropped a set in her first 2 matches in Melbourne. Most of her success has come in China and as Australia is in a similar time-zone, she should do well also.
Anastaija Sevastova is from Latvia, aged 28 and ranked 12th in the world. She plays her best tennis on clay with a 21 and 12 record on hard courts in 2018. Last year she made the final in Mallorca in June, then won Bucharest on clay in July. In September she made the semi-final of the US Open, beating Svitolina and the reigning Champion at that time Stephens along the way. The following month she was in the final of Beijing, losing to Wozniacki. She can be quite emotional on court but it doesnt seem to effect her play.
Info: Melbourne - hard courts.
Head to Head: Sevastova leads 1-0, having won their only match in Dubai, two years ago.
Summary: Value for Wang at 2.10.
2.10 Wang v Sevastova 1.86