Our dark horse to win this group – Svetlana Kuznetsova – is very close from giving us a huge win. After claiming the WTA Moscow title last week, Kuznetsova seems unbeatable at the time. Looking to Svetlana’s results so far in Singapore, the Russian emerged victorious from two monumental battles against Agnieszka Radwanska and Karolina Pliskova, spending already five hours on court. Known for her outstanding defensive skills, Kuznetsova won 48.39% of the games played on her opponents’ serve throughout this event.
Garbine Muguruza’s tough journey continues with the Spaniard still looking for her first triumph on this WTA Finals. However, it’s already mathematically impossible for Muguruza to secure a place in the following stage of this competition. After winning only 12 of her last 23 matches, Garbine is clearly struggling to find her best tennis, especially on crucial situations. Taking a look now to Muguruza’s performance on pressure points, the 2016 French Open champion only won 44.00% of the break points faced so far in Singapore. Adding to this, Garbine has also been far from reliable on serve, winning only 48.10% of her service games throughout the week.
This will be the third career meeting between these two players. Looking now to their previous matches, Kuznetsova won their first encounter last year in Madrid while Muguruza emerged victorious earlier this year at the French Open.
Even though Svetlana might experience some fatigue after playing so much tennis in the last days, it’s hard to go against such a confident player. With this in mind and due to Muguruza’s lack of victories, the value is clearly on Kuznetsova’s betting odds. Therefore, our suggestion is for you to place a bet on the Russian to win this match.
Free Tennis Pick: Svetlana Kuznetsova ML (+104)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle
After a disappointing loss on her debut against Svetlana Kuznetsova, the defending champion – Agnieszka Radwanska – bounced back with a high quality performance against Garbine Muguruza. Looking now to Agnieszka’s numbers against Muguruza, the Polish ended the match with 17 winners and only 12 unforced errors. Known for her outstanding return to serve, Radwanska won 52.70% of the points played on Garbine’s serve.
It won’t be easy for Karolina Pliskova to present herself at 100% on this match. After playing two marathon matches against Garbine Muguruza and Svetlana Kuznetsova, the Czech also played a doubles contest this Thursday. Even though Karolina possesses one of the best serves on the WTA Tour, the 2016 US Open runner-up is quite vulnerable without that serve. In the previous match against Kuznetsova, Pliskova only placed 43.81% of first serves, allowing Svetlana to win 53.33% of the Czech’s service games.
These two players know each other well with Radwanska leading on the h2h by 6 – 0. Besides this, Agnieszka never lost a single set against this opponent, winning all their previous encounters in straight sets.
Things are quite simple for both players, whoever wins secures a place in the semifinals. This is definitely a terrible match-up for Pliskova and although her improvements this year, Radwanska should be too strong once again. Having said that, our advice is for you to add Agnieszka’s spread to your betting picks as the highest value play for this contest.
Free Tennis Pick: Agnieszka Radwanska -3.5 (-139)
Best Line Offered: at Bet365