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Belinda Bencic vs Arantxa Rus Tips - Bencic to cover alternative handicap

31 Aug 2021
  • Women's Singles Round 1 match is set on Tuesday (17:30 BST)
  • Bencic is coming off a quarterfinal finish in the Cincinnati Open
  • Bencic won a gold medal in the recent Tokyo Olympics
  • Rus won the ITF W60 San Bartolome De Tirajana in her last tournament
  • Bencic has a 2-0 head-to-head record against Rus 
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Swiss Belinda Bencic enters this with a Gold Medal in her pocket winning after winning at the Tokyo Olympics which included three top-20 scalps.

Her good form continued at the Cincinnati Masters reaching the Quarter Final, and is a good chance of featuring in the second week here at Flushing Meadows.

Her first-round opponent is Arantxa Rus, ranked 71st in the world. The Dutchwoman enters this winning her last 10 matches, but all on clay. She’s 2-6 on hard courts in 2021, and with no hard court lead up she will find this difficult against the Swiss.
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Verdict

Bencic has won their two previous match-ups comfortably and will cover the -4.5 game handicap.

Best Bet: Belinda Bencic -4.5 Alternative Game Handicap @17/25 at Paddy Power - 1 Unit
Belinda Bencic -4.5
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31 Aug 2021