Betting tips – Stephens vs Cibulkova – Toronto(Canada)
A very intriguing contest in the opening round of the Toronto WTA tournament, on hard surface. Stephens vs Cibulkova is a game between two very aggressive players and the show is a guaranteed one.
Stephens, 22 years old, #29 WTA, just won the first trophy in her career last week, in Washington (USA). She cruised past Linette, Kuznetsova, Chirico, Stosur, so as to defeat Pavlyuchenkova, score 6-1, 6-2 in the final. “The new Serena Williams”, the way that she has been called by fans and specialists at her debut, put on an amazing tennis display with wonderful and powerful strokes. She seems to be making a comeback for herself, after she decayed pretty much in the course of the past year and she seems once again to be a very promising player with a great future ahead. She also reached the quarterfinals this year, in Miami (USA), at the beginning of the season, but lost to Simona Halep.
Cibulkova, 26 years old, had a downfall all the way to #62 WTA. She had a break-time period from her career from February to June, due to an injury. She had quite a decent start of the year, by reaching the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, being defeated by Serena Williams, score 6-2, 6-2. Even since her comeback, she lost both the games that she disputed, against Giorgi, score 5-7, 7-5, 6-7, in Istanbul (Turkey), and against Gasparyan, in Baku (Azerbaijan), score 3-6, 5-7.
Perhaps if this game had been disputed at the beginning of the year, the odds would’ve been the other way around,but now, Sloane is the favorite one to win this game thanks to her great momentum plus the fact that Dominica did not play too many games to prepare for this competition. The only problem might be that Stephens could feel a little bit tired from the previous tournament, to which we add her long flight to Toronto. In 2012, the American defeated Cibulkova at Brisbane (Australia), on hard surface, score 6-2, 6-3.
by Paul : 13 W – 9 L