After winning the Moscow title, Svetlana Kuznetsova started her campaign in Singapore with an outstanding 7 – 5 1 – 6 7 – 5 triumph over Agnieszka Radwanska. Kuznetsova is going through a terrific moment on her career with the Russian saving one match point before emerging victorious from her contest against Radwanska. Looking now to the match’s numbers, the Polish even won four more points than her opponent yet, Svetlana’s sky-high confidence played a crucial role on the pressure points.
The WTA Tour is famous its momentum shifts however, the best way to describe Karolina Pliskova’s previous match against Garbine Muguruza is roller coaster. After failing to close the match on the 2nd set, Pliskova recovered from a 2 – 5 disadvantage on the decisive set, claiming the victory by 6 – 2 6 – 7 7 – 5. The game conditions in Singapore clearly suit Karolina’s powerful serve with the Czech firing an average of 0.875 aces per service game. On the other hand, Pliskova also ended the match with very solid numbers on return, breaking Muguruza eight times.
This will be the 2nd career meeting between these two players with Pliskova winning their previous encounter a few months ago in Cincinnati by 6 – 3 4 – 6 6 – 2.
This should be a very interesting match-up with Pliskova’s firepower contrasting with Kuznetsova’s outstanding defensive skills. Despite Karolina’s victory in the previous match, the Czech was far from consistent. On the other hand, Kuznetsova is full of confidence after her recent winning streak. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of Svetlana’s betting odds as the highest value play for this match.
Free Tennis Pick: Svetlana Kuznetsova ML (+110)
Best Line Offered: at William Hill
As we mentioned in our WTA Finals Singapore Day 2 analysis, Svetlana Kuznetsova is far from an easy match-up for Agnieszka Radwanska. The Russian matched our expectations with an outstanding victory over the defending champion. After that loss, there is only one possibility for Radwanska, win the next two games. Despite her loss, Agnieszka ended the match with some impressive numbers, winning 27 out of 38 points played at the net.
Garbine Muguruza’s nightmare continues with the Spaniard suffering a very tough loss on her debut against Karolina Pliskova. Muguruza couldn’t close the match after a 5 – 2 lead on the 3rd set, missing also one match point. Despite Karolina’s merit, Garbine played at a terrible level under pressure with two double faults when serving for the match. It won’t be easy for Muguruza to bounce back after such a tough loss, especially due to her poor results in recent months.
These two players will face each other for the 8th time in their careers with Muguruza leading on the h2h by 4 – 3.
As the head-to-head suggests, there isn’t much separating these two. Looking now to their previous encounters, four of the last five went to distance. Curiously, their last meeting took place exactly one year ago in Singapore, with Radwanska emerging victorious by 6 – 7 6 – 3 7 – 5. We expect another very close contest and for that reason, our advice is for you to add the Over to your betting picks in a match where a third set should be required to find the winner.
Free Tennis Pick: Over 21 (+101)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle