WTA Charleston Quarter-Finals: In-Form Bencic to Take Down Martic

João Mourato

Friday, April 5, 2019 1:10 AM UTC

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 1:10 AM UTC

The action continues in Charleston with Belinda Bencic and Petra Martic fighting for a place in the semi-finals of the Volvo Car Open.

<h2 style="text-align:center">Belinda Bencic (9) vs. Petra Martic (16)</h2><p style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tennis/world/wta/charleston-usa/martic-vs-bencic-3768349/" target="_blank" title="Check Bencic - Martic Betting Odds"><strong>Friday, April 5, Charleston</strong></a></p><p>Belinda Bencic continued her run of excellent form on Thursday by beating Taylor Townsend 6-2, 7-5 for her 21st win of the season. The former world No.7 struggled with numerous injury problems in recent years but is finally healthy and playing some of her best tennis in 2019. Bencic claimed her first title in almost four years at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships and won six of her last seven official encounters against Top 10 players.</p><p>Bencic will next face Petra Martic for a place in the semi-finals of the Volvo Car Open. Martic enjoyed a tremendous 2018 season as she reached her first WTA Final since 2011 at the BRD Bucharest Open. Adding to this, the 28-year-old ended the year inside the Top 35 for the first time in her career. Looking now at Petra’s campaign on this event, the No.16 seed recovered from a set down to defeat Jessica Pegula in two hours and nine minutes. Despite slow start, Martic dominated the last two sets and broke serve seven times. However, the Croatian allowed 14 break points and only won 54.02% of the points on her serve.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;&lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/VolvoCarOpen?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#VolvoCarOpen&lt;/a&gt; quarters it is for &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/BelindaBencic?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@BelindaBencic&lt;/a&gt;! 👏&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;She overpowered Townsend, 6-2, 7-5.&lt;br /&gt;--&amp;gt; &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/3Qs0Wd163R\"&gt;https://t.co/3Qs0Wd163R&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/Vgz9yQNJ93\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/Vgz9yQNJ93&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— WTA (@WTA) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/WTA/status/1113843193563447297?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;4 de abril de 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><p>The bookmakers are well aware of Belinda’s brilliant results in 2019 with the Swiss as the favourite to win this match at 61/100 (1.61) <a href="http://affiliate.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=155&amp;a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Play at this A+ Rated Bookmaker!">with Pinnacle</a>. Martic is a very talented player but it’s hard to go against Bencic at the moment. On the other hand, Belinda is one of the best returners on the WTA Tour and has the ability to exploit Petra’s weak serve on this match. With this in mind, our suggestion is to add Bencic’s moneyline to your <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/" target="_blank" title="More Predictions &amp; Free Tips">betting tips</a> as the best value bet for this Friday’s contest at the quarter-finals of the Volvo Car Open.</p>
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