It’s on to the semifinals of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy and I will take a look at the match between Belinda Bencic and Daria Kasatkina. According to the Bencic vs Kasatkina 2016 St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy Betting Odds at Bodog Tennis, Bencic has been listed as as -320 favorite over the underdog Kasatkina (+240). Here is a look at my Bencic vs Kasatkina 2016 St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy Betting Odds & Prediction.
Belinda Bencic comes in as the 11th ranked player in the world and the top seed in this tournament. This is the first event in her career that she has been the top seed. She may be the one players that everyone will keep an eye on this year. Belinda has a 11-3 record this year so far and is off a couple of wins in the Fed Cup last week, where she beat the #23 player in the world in Andrea Petkovic and the #2 player in the world in Angelique Kerber. Bencic got to this point by beating Annika Beck in straight sets and then in the quarters she took out Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in three sets.
Daria Kasatkina comes in as the 63rd ranked player in the world and she had quite a week so far as she took out Kirsten Flipkens in three sets, Laura Siegemund in straight sets and Dominika Cibulkova and three sets. She is still looking for her first WTA singles title in her career,m but she does have 7 career ITF titles.She is another up and coming player just like Belinda is and already owns a win over Venus Williams this year.
Neither woman has faced each and both are 18 and good friends off the court, which should make for some good drama here. Bencic is still the stronger player here and a win in this match would give her her first top 10 ranking in her career. I look for a three set match in this one, with Belinda Bencic making just enough plays to win this one.