Agnieszka Radwanska, who has just one loss to her name since the beginning of this year, is going to start her Qatar campaign with a match against one of the most inconsistent players on the tour, Anastasia Rodionova.
Match: Agnieszka Radwanska vs Anastasia Rodionova
Selection: Under 17.5 games
Best Odds: 1.80 @ Bet365
We all know that being inconsistent does not have to be the biggest issue in women’s tennis – after all, even some of the top 10 players can be rather poor on a bad day. However, Anastasia Rodionova has much deeper issues when it comes to being inconsistent, as she can sometimes go from being fairly good to being incredibly poor in the matter of minutes.
And that is certainly going to be a big problem today, as she is going to be up against one of the most consistent players on the tour in Agnieszka Radwanska. The Polish number one is having a great year so far, having just taken her 2013 record to 13-1 last week during the Fed Cup. Her defensive playing style makes her incredibly effective against all sorts of players – and, in all honesty, she is one of the worst possible match-ups for Anastasia Rodionova.
It is not always easy for players to cover these total games lines, but Radwanska is one of the few players on the tour who are able to do that more often than not and you simply have to like her chances of covering this line against the Australian today. Players that want to challenge Radwanska need to have at least a few big shots in their arsenals, which is something that Rodionova does not really have and it would not be surprising to see her lose in a straightforward fashion today.