WTA Tennis Picks & Best Plays - US Open Quarterfinals Day 2

Serena Williams during a match in the US Open

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 9:16 PM GMT

Join us and find out our two top betting selections for the second day of the WTA US Open Quarter-Finals. We'll provide a detailed analysis, explaining why you should grab these two valuable tennis picks.

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Serena Williams (1) vs. Simona Halep (5)
It has been a great week for the six-time US Open champion – Serena Williams – with the world no.1 reaching this stage of the competition after four solid straight sets victories. Known for her powerful serve, Serena quickly assured that the shoulder problems were long gone, with an outstanding average of 1.24 aces per service game throughout this event. Adding to this, the American reaches these quarterfinals without dropping her serve and with only one break point in her 3rd round match against Johanna Larsson.

After a superb campaign in 2015, with Simona Halep reaching the US Open semifinals for the first time in her career, the Romanian is now just one win away from matching that result. Even though Halep can compete at a very good level in any surface, playing in North-American Hard Courts clearly suit her game style, with Simona winning 70.54% of the matches played in North-America while her overall winning record is only 66.93%. Looking now to Halep's campaign in Flushing Meadows, the world no.5 reaches this stage of the competition after a high-quality performance against Carla Suarez Navarro.

This will be the 9th career meeting between these two players, with Serena leading on the h2h by 7 – 1.

Even though Serena already lost one match against Halep, we can't consider that a real victory since it was in the Round Robin stage of the 2014 WTA Singapore Finals. Curiously, the two players faced once again at the final in Singapore, with Williams crushing Simona by 6 – 3 6 – 0. Having said that, we can't see any other outcome on this match than a victory from Serena and for that reason, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of her betting odds by placing a bet on the American set handicap.

Free Tennis Pick: Serena Williams -1.5 Set Handicap (-110)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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Ana Konjuh vs. Karolina Pliskova (10)
After an epic victory over Venus Williams in the previous round, with Karolina Pliskova saving one match point and recovering from a 4 – 6 1 – 3 disadvantage, the Czech already secured a place as world no.7 – matching her best career ranking. Known for her powerful game, Pliskova ended the match with 33 winners / 30 unforced errors, winning also 75.00% of the points with her first serve.

Even though this is only Konjuh's third career appearance on this event, the former junior world no.1 holds great memories from New York after winning the junior title in 2013. After missing three match points earlier this year in Wimbledon against Agnieszka Radwanska, Ana Konjuh finally got her revenge with a superb 6 – 4 6 – 4 triumph over the Polish. Looking now to Ana's numbers against Radwanska, the Croatian ended the match with outstanding numbers – 38 winners / 27 unforced errors and 67.80% points won on serve.

These two players will face each other for the first time in their careers with a place in the semi-finals at stake.

Both players are known for their powerful game and even though Pliskova could be considered the most experienced of the two, this is also her first Grand Slam quarterfinals appearance. With both players struggling to play at their best, our suggestion is for you to add the Over to your betting picks in a match where a third set should be required to find the winners.

Free Tennis Pick: Over 21.5 (-102)
Best Line Offered: at William Hill

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