We have three tips from the Nature Valley International in Eastbourne.

The sun is set to shine all day at Eastbourne after a rain-interrupted Monday meant several matches have been carried over, including two of our tips.

We have picked out three matches from the ATP and WTA Tours at the Nature Valley International where British number one Johanna Konta is in action.

Maria Sakkari vs Johanna Konta

Konta’s Wimbledon preparations have not quite gone to plan having lost in the second round to 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in Birmingham last week.

On Sunday, Konta enjoyed a 6-2 6-4 first-round victory over Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska who has won two titles this year but the Brit faces a tough test against Sakkari if she is to reach the quarter-finals.

Konta beat Sakkari for the loss of just five games in the third round at Wimbledon last year but the Greek gained revenge by coming back from a set down to land her maiden WTA title in Rabat at the beginning of May.

Sakkari won 88% of first-serve points in an impressive 6-2 6-1 victory over Jessica Pegula in round one but we fancy Konta’s superior grass-court experience to prevail in a 2-1 win.

Hsieh Su-wei vs Simona Halep

We are going for another three-set battle for the next of our tips as former world number one Halep opens her grass-court season against Hsieh who beat Camila Giorgo in three sets in Eastbourne yesterday.

Both players have a win apiece in the head to head but Hsieh’s was much more recent, springing a shock three-sets win against Halep at Wimbledon last year when the Romanian was the top seed.

Yet to win a title this year, Halep was a runner-up in Madrid and Doha, and reached the quarter-finals of the French Open in her last outing so she is in decent nick.

Halep has made at least the last eight at Wimbledon in three of the last five years, but Hsieh will be a tricky test and we suspect she can take her all the way as she did last year.

Pierre-Hugues Herbert vs Feliciano Lopez

(PA Graphic)

(PA Graphic)

Lopez is still on a high after winning both the singles and doubles titles at Queen’s last week, but that sort of success comes with the caveat of fatigue.

The 37-year-old Spaniard spent eight hours on court over the weekend so we’re not expecting miracles from Lopez who was granted a special exemption to play in Eastbourne.

Lopez leads Herbert 2-1 in the head to head and all three matches have gone to a first-set tie-break.

However, we’re going to swing into the opposite camp and predict there won’t be a tie-break in the match which looks good value considering Lopez’s weekend exertions.

Recommended bets

Johanna Konta to beat Maria Sakkari 2-1
Simona Halep vs Hsieh Su-wei to go to three sets
No tie-break in Pierre-Hugues Herbert vs Feliciano Lopez

Takeaways

Johanna Konta has won the first set in eight of her previous main-draw matches at Eastbourne.

Hsieh Su-wei’s’s last five main-draw matches have gone over the total match games line.

The first set has gone to a tie-break in each of the three matches between Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Feliciano Lopez.

We have three tips from the Nature Valley International in Eastbourne.

The sun is set to shine all day at Eastbourne after a rain-interrupted Monday meant several matches have been carried over, including two of our tips.

We have picked out three matches from the ATP and WTA Tours at the Nature Valley International where British number one Johanna Konta is in action.

Maria Sakkari vs Johanna Konta

Konta’s Wimbledon preparations have not quite gone to plan having lost in the second round to 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in Birmingham last week.

On Sunday, Konta enjoyed a 6-2 6-4 first-round victory over Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska who has won two titles this year but the Brit faces a tough test against Sakkari if she is to reach the quarter-finals.

Konta beat Sakkari for the loss of just five games in the third round at Wimbledon last year but the Greek gained revenge by coming back from a set down to land her maiden WTA title in Rabat at the beginning of May.

Sakkari won 88% of first-serve points in an impressive 6-2 6-1 victory over Jessica Pegula in round one but we fancy Konta’s superior grass-court experience to prevail in a 2-1 win.

Hsieh Su-wei vs Simona Halep

We are going for another three-set battle for the next of our tips as former world number one Halep opens her grass-court season against Hsieh who beat Camila Giorgo in three sets in Eastbourne yesterday.

Both players have a win apiece in the head to head but Hsieh’s was much more recent, springing a shock three-sets win against Halep at Wimbledon last year when the Romanian was the top seed.

Yet to win a title this year, Halep was a runner-up in Madrid and Doha, and reached the quarter-finals of the French Open in her last outing so she is in decent nick.

Halep has made at least the last eight at Wimbledon in three of the last five years, but Hsieh will be a tricky test and we suspect she can take her all the way as she did last year.

Pierre-Hugues Herbert vs Feliciano Lopez

(PA Graphic)

(PA Graphic)

Lopez is still on a high after winning both the singles and doubles titles at Queen’s last week, but that sort of success comes with the caveat of fatigue.

The 37-year-old Spaniard spent eight hours on court over the weekend so we’re not expecting miracles from Lopez who was granted a special exemption to play in Eastbourne.

Lopez leads Herbert 2-1 in the head to head and all three matches have gone to a first-set tie-break.

However, we’re going to swing into the opposite camp and predict there won’t be a tie-break in the match which looks good value considering Lopez’s weekend exertions.

Recommended bets

Johanna Konta to beat Maria Sakkari 2-1
Simona Halep vs Hsieh Su-wei to go to three sets
No tie-break in Pierre-Hugues Herbert vs Feliciano Lopez

Takeaways

Johanna Konta has won the first set in eight of her previous main-draw matches at Eastbourne.

Hsieh Su-wei’s’s last five main-draw matches have gone over the total match games line.

The first set has gone to a tie-break in each of the three matches between Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Feliciano Lopez.