(Translation: "All for Vaidisova Tuesday" - sorry, we needed a French touch)
Victorysova to beat Williams @1.95 available generally
Sometimes, you should trust your eyes and choose not to disregard the momentum/last match factor. Nicole V is in the form of her life after Strasbourg (nice French phase...), and I was immensely impressed by her as she beat Momo. I disagree strongly with the guy in the Quarters thread that the background was cheap - even if Momo was far too defensive, Nicole showed fantastic length on her ground shots, bullet serves, a very impressive, minimal number of UE given the aggressive tactics and a surprising mental strength and poise - even if she crumbled a bit in the first set tb, she came back firing and never looked back.
I watched Williams' match as well and there was a huge difference in pace in comparison with the Vaidisova-Momo match. Furthermore, Williams was not at all convincing and is not moving very well on dirt, and she is going to have to move a lot tomorrow.
The only downside I see are off-day performances, nerves and lack of routine at this stage of a GS but I see talent, form, confidence, power, momentum and hunger (+ beauty
) compensating for this. Given her interview, she just seems like a hard working Eastern European girl who will do her utmost.
Vaidisova did superbly against the home fav, supported by the most inpolite tennis crowd in the world. My verdict is that she will continue steam-rolling towards the semis. And to me, 1.95 is one of the best prices of the week given what we watched yesterday.
VAMOS VAIDISOVA - tout le monde pour toi!