Cornet vs Garcia: prediction for the WTA Bad Homburg match
No one expected to see Alize Cornet in the semi-final of Bad Homburg tournament. French player got off to an unsuccessful start in grass tournament at Berlin, losing to Kalinskaya (4:6, 4:6). Overall, grass is surely not the favourite surface for an experienced French player.
However, Cornet managed to improve her performance at Bad Homburg after an unsuccessful Berlin tournament. Alize started with a sweet revenge over Kalinskaya (6:2, 6:4). In the second round Cornet secured a narrow victory over Maria (7:6, 6:4). In the quarter-final Cornet managed to beat the reigning champion of the tournament, Kerber (6:4, 2:6, 6:1).
Caroline Garcia is also an unexpected guest in the semi-final of Bad Homburg. In 2022, French player had only one deep run into the main draw. It happened at indoor Lyon tournament in March.
Garcia started the competition with a narrow victory over Sasnovich (2:6, 6:3, 6:4). In two next rounds a former World No. 4 player easily beat Rakhimova and Lisicki. Garcia didn't lose a single set in these matches.
In two of five latest head-to-head matches the same number of games was played in two first sets
In each of three Garcia's matches at Bad Homburg no more than nine games were played in the first set
Opponents know each other well, they met each other five times already. Garcia has won three of these matches and she should not be underestimated today. French player is surely in a great form now, like in the best period of her career. Cornet impressed everyone with a victory over Kerber, but she is still inconsistent on the grass. We offer to place a bet on Garcia.
Our prediction - Garcia to win the match
In two latest matches of Cornet more than 21 games were played. Two of three latest matches of Garcia also were contested. We are expecting another long match.
Our second bet is on total over 21 games