WTA Tennis US Open Semi-Finals Picks - Top Plays Of The Day

Caroline Wozniacki hitting a ball during a game

Thursday, September 8, 2016 3:28 PM GMT

Join us for our daily coverage of the WTA US Open. Find out our top tennis picks for the Semi-Finals and why you should place these two valuable tennis bets.

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Caroline Wozniacki vs. Angelique Kerber (2)
Caroline Wozniacki's dream run in New York continues, with the Danish reaching the US Open semifinals for the 5th time in her career. After needing three sets on her debut against Taylor Townsend, Wozniacki won the following four matches without dropping a single set, with the former world no.1 dismissing Anastasija Sevastova in the quarterfinals by 6 – 0 6 – 2. Known for her extraordinary consistency, Caroline ended the match against Sevastova with 14 winners and only 5 unforced errors.

It has been a great year for Angelique Kerber and after reaching the Australian Open, Wimbledon and Olympic Games final, the German is now just one win away from securing a place in the US Open decisive match. Even though Kerber reaches this stage of the competition without dropping a single set, the world no.2 was far from impressive on the previous round against Roberta Vinci, with 22 unforced errors on the first set. However, Vinci couldn't compete at her best a leg injury, which eased Angelique's task on the second set.

This will be the 13th career meeting between these two players with Kerber leading on the h2h by 7 – 5.

These two players know each other well and even though Angelique is ranked as world no.2 while Wozniacki is currently outside top 70, this should be an extremely close contest. Both players are known for their defensive skills and for that reason, we can only expect a great battle between them. Adding to this, the pressure is all on Kerber's side, who is fighting not only for a place in the final but also for the world no.1 spot with Serena Williams. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add Wozniacki to your betting picks, in a match where the value is clearly on the Danish player.

Free Tennis Pick: Caroline Wozniacki ML (+201)
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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Serena Williams (1) vs. Karolina Pliskova (10)
After Karolina Pliskova's quarterfinals victory over Ana Konjuh, the Czech already secured her highest career ranking as world no.6. Known for her powerful serve, Pliskova can never be underestimated on this fast court conditions, with Karolina winning 91.67% of the points played on her first serve against Konjuh. However, this is by far the biggest match in Pliskova's career and for that reason, it won't be easy for the Czech to present her best tennis, especially on pressure points.

Even though Serena Williams lost her first set in the competition against Simona Halep, the American still found a way to emerge victorious by 6 – 2 4 – 6 6 – 3. When looking to Serena's stats throughout the tournament, the highlight clearly goes to her serve, with Williams firing 60 aces so far. After a disappointing loss at the 2015 US Open semifinals against Roberta Vinci, Serena has another chance to book a place in the decisive match

These two players will face each other for the second time in their careers, with Serena winning their previous encounter two years ago in Stanford by 7 – 5 6 – 2.

Serena's higher experience at this level should be crucial while on the other side, it won't be easy for Karolina to present her best tennis as we mentioned before. Having said that, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of Serena's betting odds by placing a bet on her set handicap, in a match where we expect a solid straight sets victory from Williams.

Free Tennis Pick: Serena Williams -1.5 Set Handicap (-155)
Best Line Offered: at Heritage

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