Lauren Davis and Anna Blinkova meet in the semifinal of the 2023 tennis Internationaux de Strasbourg. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Lauren Davis Betting Preview
Lauren Davis is coming off a 3 sets win over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova that took 26 games to decide. In the victory, Davis won 65 percent of her first serve points and 40 percent of her second serve points. Davis won 56 percent of her total service points and converted on 5 of her 18 break points. Davis got 63 percent of her first serves in play and hit 5 aces. Davis came back strong after dropping the first set in 7 games, and has now won back to back 3 set matches. Davis looks to make her second final appearance of the year and her fifth of her career. Davis has won 6 of her last 8 matches on clay court.
Anna Blinkova Betting Preview
Anna Blinkova is coming off a straight set win over Emma Navarro that took 20 games to decide. In the victory, Blinkova won 69 percent of her first serve points and 38 percent of her second serve points. Blinkova won 59 percent of her total service points and converted on 5 of her 12 break points. Blinkova got 70 percent of her first serves in play and hit 5 aces. Blinkova has won 3 straight matches for the first time since Hobart back in January. Blinkova looks to make her second career final appearance and first since last year's Transylvania Open. Blinkova has won 5 of her last 7 matches on clay court.
These two have split the previous two meetings. Blinkova won 2019 New Haven in straight sets, and Davis won 2023 Hobart in straight sets.
You can make a case for either side here, as they’re both playing well this tournament. It will be interesting to see what Davis has left in the tank after a draining match yesterday. Still, I’m siding with the American. Davis is the better player when both are at the time of their game, and she did beat Blinkova rather convincingly back in January.
Give me Davis to make her second final of the year.