Susan Bandecchi vs. Belinda Bencic Pick – Ladies Open Lausanne July 14, 2022

The Ladies Open at Lausanne carries on Thursday afternoon in Switzerland. This isn’t a tournament for the elite players on the WTA Tour. Danielle Collins was the highest-ranked woman at No. 7 in the world before crashing out of the tournament.

This is another early exit for Collins, who has been awful over the last several tournaments. Despite being ranked No. 7, she is not a top-10 player in the world right now. The oddsmakers agreed, as she was not the favorite to win at Lausanne.

We are coming off an exciting women’s tournament at Wimbledon this past week. The headlines of the tournament was the 100-1 upset. Elena Rybakina went the distance and was the last woman standing on Centre Court.

Iga Swiatek suffered a monster upset in the third round against Alize Cornet, 4-6, 2-6. After losing the first set, there was a confident feeling amongst most people that Swiatek was going to dominate the next two frames.

This was not happened, as Swiatek looked out of form for the first time in over 37 matches.

Good news for the field in Lausanne. Swiatek took a pass on playing this week, so that opens things up for another woman to win. With Collins bounced out of the Swiss Open, Belina Bencic is the high-ranked player.

The native of Flawil, Switzerland is a fan favorite at Lausanne. There is going to be a tough choice on Thursday, though, as Bencic plays countrywoman Susan Bandecchi.

Bandecchi is looking for the upset after failing to get out of the qualifiers at Wimbledon. She showed up to Wimbledon and then left after losing in her first qualifying match.

Head below for our free Bandecchi vs. Bencic at Lausanne on July 14, 2022.

Susan Bandecchi vs. Belinda Bencic Live Betting Odds:

Ladies Open Odds Courtesy of Bovada:
Players Spread Moneyline Total
Susan Bandecchi +6.5 (-110) +800 Over 18 (-110)
Belinda Bencic -6.5 (-120) -1500 Under 18 (-120)

Bandecchi vs. Bencic Prediction:

Susan Bandechhi needs a better effort than her Wimbledon qualifying match. That was not going to get it done against Katarzyna Kawa. She lost in straight sets, 2-6, 6-3, 2-6 for an early exit in London.

Kawa is the No. 85 ranked woman on the WTA Tour, so this was a match she should have been more competitive.

Credit Bandechhi for bouncing back in her opening watch at Lausanne, though. Bandecchi beat Oceane Dodin in straight sets by a final of 6-2, 6-1.

This wasn’t some statement win from Bandecchi, but still a fine performance at home. Dodin is the No. 78 ranked woman on the WTA Tour.

Bencic should present a much bigger challenge for her on Thursday. She is No. 13 in the world and has a big talent edge on Bandecchi.

Despite the solid performance vs Dodin, Bandecchi is just 11-14 in her previous 25 matches.

Conversely, Bencic is 27-12 and 12-3 on the clay in her previous 15 attempts. She had a disappointing trip to Wimbledon, but responded well in her opener in Switzerland versus Diane Perry.

Bencic shook off the rust after losing the first set to dominate for a 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 win. Perry had a serce to keep Bencic off balance in the first set.

However, Bandecchi doesn’t have a service game to keep Bencic honest in this one. The 24-year-old beat Dodin thanks to error after error. Dondin committed 12 double faults to give Bandecchi several free points and games.

Bandecchi can’t rely on that happening this time in the Round of 16 against the No. 2 seed in the tournament. I’m backing Bencic to handle Bandecchi by more than six games. If she’s interested, this should be an easy win.


Bandecchi vs. Bencic Pick
Kyle E / Author

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