It was one winner from my two bets on Tuesday at the 2013 US Open and things get a little less hectic on Wednesday in New York.
From 32 ladies matches on each of the opening two days there are just the 16 today, which makes it a little more straightforward to sort the wheat from the chaff.
Julia Glushko was the star of the show for me on Tuesday, taking down Nadezda Petrova in straight sets, while Grace Min was disappointing in a loss to Karin Knapp.
Ash Barty vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Kicking us off at 4pm UK time, is this interesting clash between young Aussie Barty and the hit-and-miss Russian Pavlyuchenkova.
Barty doesn’t lack much in the way of confidence and comes here with nothing to lose and something to gain after being thrashed by A-Pavs in Kuala Lumpur earlier this season.
Nastia was in form then though and has really struggled of late and since losing Martina Hingis from her corner. Barty is one for the future, but a 5.5 game start today on the handicap seems generous and I’m happy to take that at 1.80.
Paula Ormaechea vs Sabine Lisicki
Ormaechea did well for me the other day by taking down Kimiko Date-Krumm and I feel that the Argentine is some way underrated by the layers today at around 6.50.
Lisicki is nowhere near the force on hard courts that she is on grass and Wimbledon memories must be clouding the judgment here at a price of 1.11.
The German should win this, but Paula can play on hard courts, as she has decent power a pretty effective serve and the ability to stay with Lisicki in the rallies. Lisicki has been struggling with a wrist injury of late and +6.5 games on Ormaechea on the handicap here seems like a good bet at 1.75.
Coco Vandeweghe vs Carla Suarez Navarro
This is one of those matches where if Vandeweghe puts it all together she could walk away with a pretty comfortable victory at a big price.
The American has plenty of power at her disposal on serve and groundies, but she is somewhat erratic at times, so small stakes are advised here. She has been in decent form this swing with 14 wins from 16 matches on hard and although they were mainly at a lower level Suarez Navarro is vulnerable to big hitters on quickish hard courts as her record shows.
I don’t like CSN in these conditions as favourite and before long someone will give her a thrashing. It may be today and at 3.70 it’s worth chancing.
Back Barty +5.5 games to beat Pavlyuchenkova at 1.80
Back Ormaechea +6.5 games to beat Lisicki at 1.75
Back Vandeweghe to beat Suarez Navarro at 3.70