Best Value Bets for Rome Masters Quarter-Finals: Vondrousova vs. Konta

João Mourato

Thursday, May 16, 2019 10:06 PM UTC

Thursday, May. 16, 2019 10:06 PM UTC

The action continues in Rome with Marketa Vondrousova and Johanna Konta fighting for a place in the semi-finals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia.

<div><h2>Marketa Vondrousova vs. Johanna Konta</h2><p><a href="" target="_blank" title="Check Vondrousova - Konta Betting Odds"><strong>Friday, May 17, Rome</strong></a></p><p>Former junior world No.1 Marketa Vondrousova has enjoyed a stellar start to the season, winning 81.48% of the matches in 2019 and reaching two WTA Tour finals. Like most players, Vondrousova had to play two matches today after Wednesday’s rain in Rome. The 19-year-old rallied from a set down to beat French Open champion Simona Halep earlier today before defeating Daria Kasatkina 7-5, 2-6, 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals in Rome. Regardless of this Friday’s outcome, Vondrousova is guaranteed to climb to a new career-high ranking next week.</p><p>Looking now at Marketa’s draw on this event, the Vondrousova will next face Johanna Konta for a place in the semi-finals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia. Konta also had to play two matches on Wednesday, defeating two American players – Sloane Stephens and Venus Williams. The British No.1 struggled for form in the first months of the year but rediscovered her best tennis on the clay-court season, which is quite surprising when we consider that clay was always her worst surface. Konta reached her maiden clay-court final in Rabat and won eight of her last 10 official matches on red dirt.</p><p>These two players will face each other for the second time in their careers with Vondrousova emerging victorious in their previous encounter at the 2018 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;19yo 🇨🇿 Marketa Vondrousova has played 5 tournaments and Fed Cup since AO:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;- Budapest final&lt;br /&gt;- Indian Wells QF&lt;br /&gt;- Miami QF&lt;br /&gt;- Fed Cup: 2-0&lt;br /&gt;- Istanbul final&lt;br /&gt;- Rome QF(+?)&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;21-4.&lt;/p&gt;— WTA Insider (@WTA_insider) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;16 de maio de 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><p>This Friday will be a very dangerous day for <a href="" target="_blank" title="Live Tennis Odds Board">tennis betting</a> in Roma since most of the players had to play two matches on Thursday and some may struggle to recover after such a long day. For that reason, we recommend you to approach this and other matches with cautious and pick a bookmaker that will void your bet in case of retirement (unless you’re betting on the opponent’s fatigue).</p><p>Regarding this contest, the bookmakers are expecting a close encounter with Vondrousova as the slight favourite at 21/25 (1.84) with <a href=";a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">Pinnacle</a> while <a href=";a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Unibet &amp; Start Playing Today!">Unibet</a> offers 11/10 (2.10 ) for Johanna to win this match. Both players spent approximately the same amount of time on court this Thursday with Marketa playing 30 more minutes than her rival. Despite Johanna’s improvements on clay, Vondrousova is a very tricky player on this surface and will exploit Konta’s poor movement on red dirt with her outstanding drop shots. On the other hand, the British only won 47.37% of the matches played throughout her career against left-handed players. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to place a small stake on Marketa’s moneyline as the best value bet for this match.</p></div>
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