These two meet for the second time in a week, we backed the Frenchwoman in the earlier match and she lost by a surprising 1 & 1 margin.
Our argument was that the return to clay, was unlikely to suit Bammer, who had little form on dirt. In her daily blog, which she was keeping at Amelia Island, the Austrian admitted to major problems, with her slide in particular.
However, our selection put little pressure on her opponent and Bammer's confidence grew, which resulted in her having a very decent tournament.
Razzano's second serve was non existent and she could not take advantage of any of the chances she created, it is unlikely that she can play as badly a second time. In her opener yesterday, she saw off Megan Shaugnessy in straight sets, not too concerned about the scoreline, but pleased to see she won 64% of points on her second serve and took 5 of the 8 break points she earned.
Now, the Frenchwoman is twice the odds she was last week. Of course, she has some psychological problems to see off, but "one swallow, does not a summer make " and Bammer is not suddenly a clay courter. We can expect today to be a lot closer and I am hopeful of Razzano taking at least a set.
There are two ways you can approach this, either with a lay of the Austrian 2-0 in sets, or the method I am taking which is a small win stake and a larger wager on the favourite in 3 sets.
1.5 points Razzano to beat Bammer 4.70 exchanges. lost - 1.5 pts
3 points Bammer to beat Razzano 2-1 sets 5.10 exchanges. void retired second set