Lauren Davis vs Catherine McNally Prediction and Odds: Birmingham Open 2023

American tennis players, Lauren Davis and Catherine McNally, are set to face off in the first round of the Birmingham Open. Davis and McNally struggled on the red surface and will hope for a turnaround on the grass to resurrect their failing rankings. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

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Lauren Davis vs Catherine McNally – Match Predictions

Catherine McNally to Win

After pulling out of the French Open in round two, Davis has taken around three weeks to get back on the court. It is her least favoured surface to play with a 34-31 record since making her debut in 2009. She finished last season with a 3-4 negative record and will be wary of compatriot McNally’s charge. The 21-year-old has accumulated a 22-10 record on the surface and is playing her second tournament of the current season on grass. She won her first outing comfortably against Katie Volynets and tasted defeat in a close encounter against Celine Naef in three sets. Given Davis’ reluctance to play on grass and her poor form, McNally has the edge. She is also in a much better physical shape and should do enough to triumph against Davis.

2 Total Sets

McNally is the bookmakers’ favourite in this duel and with good reason. We are also backing her to triumph. However, whoever wins, it will be a swift result. Only three of McNally’s last ten matches have needed a deciding set and given Davis’ form on the surface recently, odds are this will be the case as well. Even if Davis comes out on top, the probable situation will be a straight sets victory. The 29-year-old has only seen two matches in her last ten outings on grass conclude in three sets and she was on the losing end in it. Given their respective form and tendencies, we should see a conclusion of this meeting in two sets.

Lauren Davis vs Catherine McNally Preview

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the Birmingham Open.

Lauren Davis

Davis had to withdraw from her second-round meeting with Lesia Tsurenko at Roland Garros. It brought an end to her clay court adventures where she finished with a 7-6 record. Even her victories were unconvincing, with three of her seven triumphs needing a deciding set. Prior to that, she missed the Sunshine Double with an injury after a fourth-round exit in Dubai. While she can still mix it up with the better players, physical fitness will be key to her success on grass.

Catherine McNally

On the other hand, McNally has had second-round exits at Madrid and Rome Masters, struggling to get going on the main tour. The majority of her nine wins on clay came on the challenger circuit, where she went only as far until a stronger rival stood in her path. She has struggled to force the issue when in dominant positions and will be concerned with the pace on grass tournaments.

Lauren Davis vs Catherine McNally Head to Head

This highly anticipated first-round match at the Birmingham Classic marks the first between McNally and Davis on the professional tennis circuit. Both players will be eager to make their mark in this game with an added extra element of excitement and unpredictability to the encounter.

Lauren Davis vs Catherine McNally Match Details

Birmingham Open - Rothesay Classic
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  • When will this match start? This match starts at 12:30 GMT on 19 June.
  • What is the prize money for Birmingham Open in 2023? The total prize money for the 2023 edition stands at $259,303.
  • Where is the match being played? Edgbaston Priory Club is the venue for this fixture.

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