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Mastering Tennis Trading: Essential analysis and winning strategies to give you an edge in online tennis trading by Daniel Weston

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The Vesnina Trade

This is one of my favourite trades and works especially well in the WTA. I have used it a great deal but didn’t have a name for it until Elena Vesnina earned me a significant amount of money from it against Monica Niculescu in April 2013, coming back twice from double break deficits in the first and second sets. I could have also named it after Li Na, for her propensity to throw away dominant leads in sets.

The premise of this trade is that you lay a bad server that is a double break up in either the first or second set of the match, as soon as the double break has been obtained.

How the trade works

The reason why I like the trade so much is that the risk is incredibly minimal. If you lay a player at a scoreline like 4-0 up ...

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