Hi scandynavian punters
My 2 monday picks:
Elena Baltacha - Sabine Klaschka 1 1.50
Clash of home girl Baltacha and unexpected qualifier Klaschka.Elena is great grasscourt player, she is born to play on fast surfaces. Her style of play is serve&volley which match prefect on grass.Godd serve, attacking style of play and very well volley technique makes her a huge favourite in my eyes for this game. Sabine is really unexpected in the main draw, she is 25 years old and that is her first match in grand slam main tournament in career, she is really unexperienced and probably not prepared to play in the first ronud of the grand slam tournament against home player who loves to play on that surface.Baltacha is playing 5th straight time in the wimbledon, her best achievment is 3rd round. She still make progress and she reached 3rd round of this year Australian Open.All in all Baltacha is playing on the grass forever whereas for german matches won here in qualifying tournament was her first matches won on grass in career so it is already a really big succes for her.Elena has all in the hand to win this match and in my opinion she should not have problems to do it.
Evie Dominikovic - Aiko Nakamura 1 1.50
Clash of the two 25 years old players, one from the australia when grass is the main surface and they are playing on the grass a lot, and one from the japan where grass is not very popular surface.Evie has really attacking style of play, she has also great serve, hitting a lot of aces, she is coming to the net a lot and likes to putting a pressure on her opponent.Player from Japan is unexperienced and she is not playing often in main draws of tournaments whereas is standart for dominikovic.Australian is playing in grand slams since 10 years regular but she never trough first round of wimbledon.In this year she has a really great opportunity to do it.