Hope Katie plays better today than she did against Raducanu.Jo may be quoted as world number 14 but her form hasn't been anywhere near that since beating Pliskova at last years US Open. To some degree it might be down to the knee problem. Her match with Jodie was only her 8th singles match since last years US Open and only her 1st in nearly 5 months. Her match with Katie Boulter will be their first ever meeting.
Yeah, I was convinced Jodie was heading towards the top 100 prior to the 2019 grass season - she'd had a great 6 months, some signficant wins, knocked about 250+ spots off her ranking, and was at a CH of around 230, with pretty much nothing to defend for about 4 months, a grass season full of WCs to look forward to, and then Surbiton happened...what with the injury, recovery, finding her feat, and Covid, it's basically taken her exactly a year to show signs of that form, but hopefully she can take this on to ITF scene, should she get the chance. A lot to like about her.Good to see Jo get a win. She looked very awkward about losing to Burrage. I do think Burrage could potentially be a top 100 player though, but then so could many of the other early 20s Brit girls, but many of them fail to make it.
Emma's in singles (vs Watson) and mixed doubles (also againt Watson) action tomorrow, and both are on Centre on the main BBC channel, so this really is great exposure for her.Emma in very good form this week, just a pity the overall contest has been so one sided so far.
It's been one sided in the respect that the Bulldogs have won 8 out of 9 of the MTB's. That has given them 12 points. Reverse the situation and UJ's would have been in the lead. Even if it had been 5 to 4 in tie-breaks it would still have been closer.Emma in very good form this week, just a pity the overall contest has been so one sided so far.
You would not find anyone in New Zealand to second that thought! It's such a shame that Tennis NZ couldn't afford to keep him here (his parents still live in Auckland). He may not always be the most consistent player around, but when he's on song he's very difficult to get past....Not too many (outside of senior Mr and Mrs Norrie) would have thought Cameron would have beaten Evans twice, but fair play to him....
Hmm, I was maybe selling him a bit short, he's been a 50-75 player for a while now, but I've just never really been too convinced by him, and Dan did beat him fairly routinely a few weeks ago at the original (male only) Battle of the Brits event on his way to the title there, and he is/was surprisingly #11 in the 'Race to London', albeit after only playing 5 events.You would not find anyone in New Zealand to second that thought! It's such a shame that Tennis NZ couldn't afford to keep him here (his parents still live in Auckland). He may not always be the most consistent player around, but when he's on song he's very difficult to get past.
15/1 = 16.00, not 14.00....you could have got 15/1 (or 14.00 depending on what betting format is most commonly used in NZ)...