Azarenka to win @ 1.25 (888 Sport)
Azarenka's hard court dominance continued yesterday whilst a lot of the favourites had shaky moments (Williams' back and forth encounter with Kvitova, Radwanska needing to pull back from break down in set 2 against Wozniaki).
H2H, Azarenka has proven that she normally gets the better of Radwanska, currently 11-3. But her hard court performances provide a 6-0 dominance and winning the last 4 encounters in straight sets gives me the confidence in this being a solid bet.
Few things to watch out for:
- wind at Qatar is supposed to be very hard to deal with. Remember Sharapova whinging about it last year.
- Radwanska is no mug and a good counter puncher. Azarenka normally has too much for her to deal with, but on an off day this could run close
But in my opinion this is a 2-0 Azarenka win. Close fought sets, but Azarenka showing why she is the best in the world right now.
Medium/low risk, high bet.