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The Safety Net – Martic to make her class count

| 12.07.2011

The safety net bet returned to winning ways yesterday and there seems a massive women’s tennis banker today that can ensure back-to-back victories.

Sergiy Stakhovsky made heavy weather of triumphing in his first-round clash at the Mercedes Cup yesterday, but he eventually scrambled through.

The Ukirainian lost the first set to Jaroslav Pospisil, but progressed to round two via a third-set tie-break to win us £20.

Today we are relying on Croatia’s Petra Martic to win our next £20 as she faces Sofia Shapatava in the opening round of the Nurnberger Gastein Ladies event at Bad Gastien in Austria.

The match has many similarities with yesterday’s pick as it features a significant gulf between two players in the WTA rankings and a player with little experience in WTA events.

Martic is positioned 167 places above Shapatava in the rankings, with the 20-year-old Georgian having to progress through three qualifying rounds just to reach this stage of the tournament.

Martic is also a two-time winner on the ITF Tour in clay-court events and has the experience of reaching the second round in all four Grand Slams.

A repeat of this form should see her comfortably beat Shapatava, who is taking on superior opposition than what she is used to.

To fulfil our aim of making at least £20 each day, we will be staking £70 on Martic beating Shapatava at tennis odds of 3/10, which will provide a return of £21.

Current Status:
Bank: £260.50
Today’s stake: £70
Best case scenario: £281.50
Worst case scenario: £190.50

Last Safety Net bet: Sergiy Stakhovsky beating Jaroslav Pospisil @1/3

Wealth warning: although we are confident the safety net bet’s strategy will be profitable over a period of time, the nature of sport means we cannot guarantee you will win every single time.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.