WTA Premier Mandatory
Indian Wells, USA
Catherine Bellis (55) is a big talent who has won 19 of her last 21 matches and is in great form. Most of these matches has been on the ITF tour however, against very low ranked opponents. She makes her debut in Indian Wells and come up against a real veteran of the tour in Kirsten Flipkens (87).
Flipkens is an unorthodox player with a lot of experience. She has been in poor form lately, but I still feel the bookies have her as too big an underdog against a player who is not used to play at this level. If she can find some form, I wouldn’t be surprised if she beats the young American and at 3.90 it is worth a small gamble.
Kristen Flipkens at 3.90 for 1 unit.