Thursday, 22 August 2013

WTA New Haven (II)

Caroline Wozniacki, queen of New Haven, meets Sloane Stephens in the last eight tonight and The Overrule believes the Dane has been significantly overvalued. This match is far closer to a 50/50 battle than the prices suggest. Aside from the fact that Stephens generally tends to play well against "names" on tour.

Wozniacki wasn't particularly impressive yesterday against Karin Knapp, consistently being hit off court during prolonged periods of the second set. The former world number one appeared to be struggling with some kind of illness, taking a medical time-out mid-way through the second set.

Stephens overcame Julia Goerges in three sets last night having gone walkabout during the second set. Stephens took a fall during the first set but appeared to be unscathed despite mentioning her wrist to her coach. She didn't take a medical time-out to have it treated at any stage of the match, so we can believe that it's unlikely to be anything significant. 

The Overrule would be surprised if this price doesn't offer some in-play trading material and a routine straight sets victory for Wozniacki is definitely not on the cards.

3* Sloane Stephens beat Caroline Wozniacki at 11/8 (Bet 365)

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