After a very demanding week in Moscow and two epic marathons in Singapore against Agnieszka Radwanska and Karolina Pliskova, Svetlana Kuznetsova is finally showing signs of fatigue. In the last match of the Round Robin stage, Kuznetsova collapsed after the first set against Garbine Muguruza, losing by 6 – 3 0 – 6 1 – 6. Known for her outstanding defensive skills and baseline movement, it’s hard for Svetlana to perform at her best if she’s not at 100% physically.
Dominika Cibulkova was the last player to secure a place in the semifinals on the Red Group. After losing her first two matches in Singapore, Cibulkova bounced back with a high quality performance against Simona Halep, dismissing the 2014 runner-up by 6 – 3 7 – 6. Famous for her aggressive return to serve, Dominika won 45.95% of the points played on Simona’s serve, breaking her opponent four times throughout the match.
This will be the 9th career meeting between these two players with Cibulkova leading on the h2h by 5 – 3. Looking now to their previous encounters, the last one took place a few weeks ago in Wuhan with Dominika emerging victorious by 3 – 6 6 – 3 6 – 4.
We’ve picked Kuznetsova as our dark horse to win the White Group yet, now it’s time to go against the Russian. Cibulkova is always a tough opponent to face due to her extremely aggressive baseline game, especially if the opponent is experiencing some fatigue, which seems to be Svetlana’s case. Therefore, our suggestion is for you to add the Slovakian to your betting picks as the highest value play for this match.
Free Tennis Picks: Dominika Cibulkova ML (-127)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle
Angelique Kerber is still unbeatable on this WTA Finals after three solid performances in the round robin stage. The world no.1 is now the undeniable favorite to leave Singapore with the title which would be a perfect end to an extraordinary season. Looking now to Angelique’s numbers so far in Singapore, the highlight clearly goes to her performance on pressure points with the German converting 77.80% of her break point chances throughout this tournament.
The defending champion – Agnieszka Radwanska – is for the fourth time in five years on this event’s semifinals. The conditions in Singapore clearly suit Agnieszka’s game style with the Polish securing her place in the semifinals after a straight sets victory over Karolina Pliskova. Radwanska’s solid baseline game was the key to her success against Pliskova with the world no.3 ending the match with 15 winners and only 8 unforced errors.
These two players have featured some remarkable battles in the past with Radwanska leading on the h2h by 6 – 5.
Despite Agnieszka’s lead on the head-to-head and her successful record in Singapore, it’s hard for us to go against Angelique Kerber at the time. The German is playing at a superb level this week and full of confidence after winning all her three matches in the round robin stage. Radwanska’s solid baseline game can’t do much against such an incredible defender as Kerber. With this in mind, our advice is for you to take advantage of Angelique’s betting odds by placing a bet on the German to win this match and secure a place in the final.
Free Tennis Pick: Angelique Kerber ML (-189)
Best Line Offered: at Bet365