Finally. We are back in 2015 and a new season of wonderful WTA! I think i may have found a good value in one match directly in first round in Auckland. Lets go:
So, this first round opponent could have been better for Mona. As she is facing the upcoming player Konjuh. The Croatian born 1997 is a talented player but a bit inconsistent yet. She ended 2014 making it to minimum QF in her three last events (even if they were in ITF she won against some decent and higher ranked player).
Her biggest effort on the WTA came in Istanbul on hard last year, reaching SF from qualification. She won against Svitolina, Rybarikova and Pliskova before loosing to Vinci. So, we will see more from this talented girl currently ranked 93.
But the main issue for Mona is that she have been out for weeks ahead of this event with a torn ligament in her ankle. I don’t know how bad it is but looking at her pictures and text she can’t be 100% yet as she must have missed some week of preparations. I don’t even know if it is a good thing to play this event for her, we will see?
And as if that was not enough, she always seems to have a hard time flying, this is from her social media:
January 1 at 11:49pm
Happy New Year!
My year didn’t start so well. Caught something on the plane to New Zealand. Being sick and lying in bed
She is facing an though opponent as Konjuh actually have a 7-3 record of winning against even higher ranked players in her last 10 matches. Konjuh really ended her last season with a bang and should be tricky for Mona here. Not fully fit from her ankle, she would not be 100% even if she had not been sick after the travel to Auckland.
In Konjuh we trust. She is currently 1.66 at Pinnacle and I choose to play.
Konjuh – 1.73 @ Nordicbet
Konjuh wins 62 611