Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Elena Dementieva v Nadia Petrova Live Quarter Final Betting

Elena Dementieva v Nadia Petrova Live Quarter Final Tennis Betting Tips

Roland Garros French Open Women's Quarter Finals match between Elena Dementieva v Nadia Petrova on today 1st June 2010, Start time is 14:00 CET (13:00 GMT).

The French Open Women’s Quarter Final matche on Day Ten see fifth seed Elena Dementieva face nineteenth seed Nadia Petrova. Who will book their Semi Final places?

This match sees the fifth seed, in Dementieva, take on Petrova, the nineteenth seed, who caused a massive shock in the fourth round by eliminating second seed Venus Williams from proceedings. Despite this shock result, William Hill have made Dementieva the favourite to win the match at odds of 8/13 compared to 6/5 for Petrova. Who will progress to the Semi Final stage?

Of the two players, the fifth seed has had an easier route to the Quarter Finals by a long way, but has made it seem more difficult than her opponent. Dementieva, from Russia, dropped just two games in her first round thumping of Petra Martic before beating Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-2, 7-6 in round two. On reaching the third round she came from behind to beat Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak before cruising past Chanelle Scheepers to book her spot in the last eight.

In contrast Petrova dropped just six games in her first and second round matches against Shuai Zhang and Agnes Szavay before coming from behind to beat home favourite and fifteenth seed Aravane Rezai in an epic match. Rezai won the first set 7-6 and Petrova won the second and third sets 6-4, 10-8 in a match that lasted just under three hours. In round four she powered past Venus Williams 6-3, 6-4 in ninety minutes to book a Quarter Final spot against Dementieva, whom she has faced on fourteen previous occasions.

The scorecard currently reads 7-7 after their previous fourteen encounters that go back as far as 1997. Dementieva has won the last four matches that they have played, however they have not played since the Tour Championships in 2008. Petrova will be highly confident after beating Venus Williams in the last round and, although she has been eliminated at the Quarter Final stage of all three previous clay court tournaments she has entered in 2010, I feel that she will be victorious in this match.

BetRepublic.com Recommends:

• Back Nadia Petrov to beat Elena Dementieva @ 6/5

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