Marie Bouzkova vs Johanna Konta Betting Tip Konta – 7th March 2020

Can Konta reach the WTA Monterrey Final?

Johanna Konta /England ©imago images / ZUMA Wire 07.03.2020

Czech RepublicMarie Bouzkova vs Johanna KontaUnited Kingdom
7th March 1400hrs
Tennis – Monterrey – WTA Tour
Pick Konta To Win
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 4/6 odds taken 2020 GMT Friday, 6th March

Britain’s Johanna Konta has made it through to the semi-finals of WTA Monterrey. She showed some great battling qualities to come through a tough quarter-final match as well. Konta will be taking on ninth seed Marie Bouzkova for a place in the final.

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Konta knuckles down

There was a tough match for Johanna Konta in the quarter-finals of WTA Monterrey. It’s worth a reminder that she hadn’t won a match this year on the WTA Tour ahead of this tournament.

So to find herself a set down after losing a narrow tie-break in the quarter-finals against Anastasia Potapova, big questions were being asked of Konta. She answered them.

After tying up the match in the second set, Konta then held her nerve in a deciding set tie break to get the victory. The fact that she stuck in there and didn’t lose mental focus was huge.

Our betting prediction:
Konta 2-0
7/5

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(odds taken 2020 GMT Friday, 6th March)

The dropped set in the quarter-final is the only one that Konta has let slip in this tournament, after straight-sets wins over Kim Clijsters and Tatjana Maria in the opening two rounds.

After having had some big struggles with her serve this season, it has been much, much better from Konta in Mexico. Maybe she is just finding her rhythm for the first time this year and maybe with riding her streak while she is hot.

 

Can Bouzkova get past Konta?

This will be the first-ever meeting between Czech player Marie Bouzkova and Johanna Konta. Bouzkova is ranked 57th in the world currently and she was holding a 5/5 win/loss record for the season going into Monterrey (WTA and ITF level combined).

Specifically, in WTA Tour-level events, she was at a 1/3 win/loss record before this tournament. So like Konta in a way, she has found her form as well in Mexico. Bouzkova opened in the first round with a victory over Lucky Loser Kristina Kucova.

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Monterrey 9th seed Bouzkova took that in straight sets, as she did in her second-round match against Anna Karolina Schmiedlova. Schmiedlova had eliminated Venus Williams in the first round.

So that has been two matches from Bouzkova which she has completed quickly. In the quarter-finals, she faced Yafan Wang and again, took the victory in straight sets. She has a bit of momentum behind her. Enough to stop Konta?

 

Maria Bouzkova vs Johanna Konta Betting Advice

We would be all over backing Johanna Konta in this one. She has brought her service game to life in Mexico and she has held her concentration together in a manageable, yet tricky draw.

 

Key Facts – Maria Bouzkova vs Johanna Konta Betting Tip

  • Maria Bouzkova is 9th seed in Monterrey
  • Maria Bouzkova hasn’t dropped a set in Monterrey 2020
  • Johanna Konta is the Monterrey 2nd seed

 

The character that the British number one showed to win a deciding tie break in the last round was fantastic. Bouzkova is nothing to fear and she hasn’t been pushed to her limits yet as Konta has. Konta can take her there and get past her. Konta to win 2-0.

 

The best betting odds for Maria Bouzkova vs Johanna Konta

Maria Bouzkova to win: 11/8 at Bet365
Johanna Konta: 3/5 at Bet365