The quarter-finals of the WTA Beijing offers a very interesting fixture as the up and coming star Garbine Muguruza faces off against the grand slam doubles winner Bethanie Mattek-sand. Looking only at singles results this looks to be a very easy victory for Muguruza who will come into this game ecstatic over qualifying for her first WTA championship following her previous winning streak in WTA Wuhan and WTA Beijing. But Bethanie Mattek-Sands is not a player to be taken lightly in any situation as she´s a veteran player with over 16 years of experience in pro tennis, having both won the French Open mixed doubles and reached the finals in the US Open mixed doubles this year. The viking believes that this will be a perfect fixture for Garbine Muguruza to further prove herself and boost her confidence for the upcoming WTA Singapore, Bethanie Mattek-Sands being an all out solid opponent who´s able to take sets even versus the likes of Serena Williams.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands will be coming into this fixture with 5 straight victories in her latest 5 games. Her most notable victory was in the previous round of this tournament which was versus the ranked 16th Roberta Vinci where she turned a rough second set loss to win the match with 6-1 3-6 6-2. Mattek-sands being primarily a doubles expert she will be looking for a career first singles title.
Garbine Muguruza will be coming into this game with 4 victories and 1 defeat in her latest 5 games. Her most notable victory was versus Mirjana Lucic-Baroni where Muguruza had to overcome her nerves following a 1-6 defeat in the first set, the Spaniard did just that and sealed the deal on her road to Singapore finishing the game with 1-6 6-2 6-1 on her 22nd birthday nonetheless. The viking has been keeping a close eye on Garbine Muguruza on the second half of this year and has been watching history in the making, this is the determination of a future world number one that we´re seeing.
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The vikings prediction for this game is that Garbine Muguruza should be able to finish of Bethanie Mattek-Sands with style. However Mattek-Sands being an all out solid player Muguruza will need to keep up her focus and motivation from previous matches even though she has already sealed her spot for the BNP Paribas WTA Singapore. We should expect Mattek-Sands to capitalize on any mistake that Muguruza does and if her focus falters just one bit that could mean a possible set for Bethanie. However taking into account the powerful turn that Garbine Muguruza showed in her last game, even a one set deficit should prove to be no problem for her. This gives value to potential livebetting in this fixture.
Garbine Muguruza – Bethanie Mattek-Sands 2-0 @ 1.98
The vikings picks for this game:
Garbine Muguruza – Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Garbine Muguruza @ 1.36
Over 26.5 games @ 3.45
Over 20.5 games @ 1.86
Over 2.5 sets @ 2.55
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