Sorribes Tormo vs McHale (Approx 02:00am AEST)
All signs point to a Sorribes Tormo victory here in my opinion.
Previous surface form certainly favours Sorribes Tormo, with the majority of her ranking points generated from her clay form over the last 12 months. Sorribes Tormo took the step back to ITF clay late in the year and it paid dividends, winning the tournament without dropping a set. To start 2019, we have also seen perhaps a slight uptick in form on hardcourt as well, so I feel this may also translate to a slight lift in form on the clay for the 22 year old.
There isn't a lot of clay form for McHale to note, having lost 6 of her last 7 on the surface. She played Monterrey last week instead of Charleston, so Sorribes Tormo has been able to commence her transition toward clay (albeit not the same clay) a little earlier.
Previous form at the tournament also favours Sorribes Tormo, having made the semi final here two years ago as a 20 year old, whilst this is McHale's first time in Bogota. I think the conditions and altitude all suit Sorribes Tormo here.
I think the Sorribes Tormo line of -2.5 games is a solid prospect here when you factor in surface and recent form. SST should be far too consistent in the conditions for McHale, who has also been erratic this year on hardcourt, let alone clay. I am happy to make a 3 unit selection on Sorribes Tormo at the -2.5 game handicap.
3 units Sorribes Tormo -2.5 games vs McHale at $1.80 at Bet365