Bencic vs S. Williams: prediction for the WTA Toronto match
Belinda Bencic is currently trying to return to Top-10 of WTA rankings. Ahead of Canadian tournament Swiss player was at the 12th spot in the standings. In case of a successful performance, she has a good chance to break into the Top-10. Belinda has good memories about Toronto - she won a title here back in 2015.
In the first round Bencic played against Tereza Martincova. Swiss player put up a top-notch performance in this match. She didn't lose a single game at her serve and recorded a 6:4, 6:2 victory.
Serena Williams announced that she will retire at the end of the season. 40-year old player had only two matches in the current season. She suffered a defeat to Tan in the first round of Wimbledon (5:7, 6:1, 4:6). At the start of Toronto tournament experience helped Williams to beat Parrizas Diaz in straight sets (6:3, 6:4).
It is clear that Williams lacks match practice, she is too slow on the court. Opponent had eight break-points, but only one of them was converted. Now a former World No. 1 player will face a much stronger opponent.
In each of three latest matches of Bencic only two sets were played
This bet played in each of two latest head-to-head matches
Williams is surely past her peak now. Match against Parrizas Diaz showed a bunch of problems - her serve is inconsistent, she is too slow and also make way too many mistakes. Bencic should be able to beat Serena quite easily. We are expecting an easy victory from the Swiss player.
Our prediction - Bencic to win with a handicap of (-3) games
Bencic put up a fantastic serving performance in her first match. Belinda is much faster than Williams, so American player is unlikely to endure a fast-paced game. Bencic should be able to win in straight sets.
Our second bet is on total under 21.5 games