Noami Broady v Klara Koukalova – WTA Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
1.3.2016, Malaysia, 07:30 GMT+0
The 26 years old British tennis player, Naomi Broady is having a fantastic season so far. One of her recent achievements is winning against Ana Ivanović(2-0) on her way to the Quarter-Finals in Auckland. In Maui she managed to get into Semi-Finals, but she she eliminated by McHale. And then, a couple days later, she won the tournament in the USA, Midland. An impressive start into the new season for the 96th ranked player in the world. She should be well rested for this event, as her last match was more than 8 days ago(loss against Vesnina in Qatar).
Her opponent today is the 34 years old Czech tennis player Klara Koukalova, currently ranked as 115th in the world. After a career high 28th place on WTA rankings in 2012, everything went downhill for her. Last match she was beaten by Jana Cepelova (6-3, 6-0) and that tells us enough to not place a bet on her today.
Since Klara Koukalova needs three sets to beat 785th ranked player Ilona Kremen, I expect that Naomi will easily cover the spread today.
Prediction: Naomi Broady -2.5 games
Odds: 1.83 Pinnacle