The second round of the WTA Hong Kong is about to commence and it offers a great fixture for betting in Venus Williams vs Yafan Wang. Yafan Wang outclassed her opponent Christina McHale with style in the first round following a disappointing result in the WTA Beijing, this will be her last time to shine on home turf over in China this year. Venus Williams on the other hand will have to win this match to be able to continue on her road to Singapore, with points almost tied for the last five qualifiers she will have to out run Yuliya Beygelzimer, Angelique Kerber and Francesca Schiavone to have a chance to qualify. With Serena Williams withdrawing from the tournament the Williams´s honor is at stake.
Yafan wang will be coming into this game with 3 victories and 2 defeats in her latest 5 games. The 143rd ranked player has shown signs of determination and greatness as she has consistently beaten players ranked 50-80, putting on good performances even in her losses.
Venus Williams will be coming into this game with 4 victories and 1 defeat in her latest 5 games. Her one defeat was versus the 12th ranked Ana Ivanovic in the R32 of WTA Beijing, a game where Williams even though defeated put on a great performance. Venus has won one WTA title this year already and an appearance in the WTA Finals in Singapore would really put this year over the top for her.
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Even though Venus Williams looked shaky in the first round of the tournament the viking believes that she is in a completely different league than Yafan Wang and this will surely show in this fixture. Both players have something to play for as Yafan Wang will be looking to put on a good performance in front of her home crowd over in china and possibly gain the favor of the chinese fans. Venus Williams on the other hand must win this game in order to qualify for the Paribas WTA Finals Singapore, as Serena Williams has withdrawn from further tournaments this year this means that the family’s honor of being the elite of the women’s tennis is at stake; A major or a finals without one of the Williams sisters isn’t really a real final is it.
With both players recent performances and what´s at stake in mind the viking believes that this should be a clear victory for Venus Williams, however it´s not unlikely that she will drop the first set to come back in the second and third with great determination. The vikings prediction for this match is that Venus Williams wins it with 2-1. Other interesting picks for this match is Over 18.5 games and Yafan Wang to win first set.
Venus Williams – Yafan Wang 2-1 @ 4.40
The vikings picks for this game:
Over 18.5 games @ 1.80
Yafan Wang to win first set @ 4.35
Yafan Wang +6.5 @ 1.62
Banker of the week:
Venus Williams – Yafan Wang, Venus Williams @ 1.13
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