The 2016 US Open gets underway Monday evening Australian time and Ace is keen on two Day 1 plays to get the tournament started.
Ostapenko vs Kvitova
Pretty happy to side with Ostapenko here at the price. Although Kvitova has certainly lifted her game over the last month (most notable a bronze medal in Rio), however considering Ostapenko has beaten Kvitova twice this year (once on hard and once on grass) I am more than happy with siding with Ostapenko here. Also good to note both players have similar form around Radwanska from last week, and I think Ostapenko’s first set there was very very solid. Couldn’t possibly have Kvitova at the short price.
Current forecast for Monday also has me leaning to favouring Ostapenko.
2 units Ostapenko to defeat Kvitova at $3.79 at Pinnacle
Townsend vs Wozniacki
First set win for Townsend here isn’t the worst bet you will ever see, especially with Townsend being ruthless in qualifying and Wozniacki hardly setting the world on fire of late, falling outside the top 50.
The way I see this, for Townsend to win, she will need to win the first set here. If she can attack and play in a similar vein to the three rounds of qualifying, the $3.40 available to win the first set is exceptional value.
2.5 units Townsend to win first set vs Wozniacki at $3.40 at Bet365