Julia Grabher and Julia Riera meet in the semifinal of the 2023 tennis Morocco Open. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Julia Grabher Betting Preview
Julia Grabher is coming off a 1 set win over Martina Trevisan that took 9 games to decide. In the victory, Grabher won 65 percent of her first serve points and 60 percent of her second serve points. Grabher won 64 percent of her total service points and converted on 2 of her 2 break points. Grabher got 70 percent of her first serves in play and hit 1 ace. Grabher only had to play 37 minutes due to Trevisan retiring, so she should be fresh and well rested for this match. Grabher has a chance to make her first career final appearance on the main tour. Grabher has won 5 of her last 6 matches on clay court.
Julia Riera Betting Preview
Julia Riera is coming off a 3 sets win over Yulia Putintseva that took 30 games to decide. In the victory, Riera won 68 percent of her first serve points and 40 percent of her second serve points. Riera won 56 percent of her total service points and converted on 7 of her 19 break points. Riera got 63 percent of her first serves in play and hit 1 ace. Riera has now won each of her last 9 matches that have gone the distance. Riera has a chance to make her first career final appearance on the main tour. Riera has won 9 of her last 10 matches on clay court.
There’s no match history between these 2 players.
This match will come down to nerves as neither player has been on this stage before. You can make a case Grabher should have the edge given she’s 6 years older, however, it’s Riera who has been on a tear this year especially on clay court. Riera won two ITF tournaments in April and represented Argentina well at the Billie Jean King Cup with 5 victories. Riera is playing some of the best tennis of her life at 20 years old. I’m not stepping in front of that.
Give me Riera to make the final.