Shahar Peer has yet to let us down at the US Open and I am loathe to oppose her today.
Chakvetadze has had a fine old time on hardcourts this year, but 23 unforced errors in the second set, against an opponent who appeared injured, in the last round, hardly inspires confidence. Especially against Peer, who makes so few mistakes herself .
The two have met three times before, all on hard courts, with the Russian leading 2-1, however, my selection took the last meeting, in Indian Wells earlier this year.
Peer was the only player in the latter stages of the Australian Open to push Serena Williams all the way and I cannot get that performance out of my mind. She claims to be close to that level of form, if that is the case, for me, she will win, no question.
Whatever happens, this looks a price that is sure to trade lower at some stage of the match, so a great hedging opportunity.
4 points Peer 2.62 + Pinnacle / Exchanges