Grab Jankovic -3.5 as the WTA Hong Kong Quartefinals Tennis Pick vs. Gavrilova

João Mourato

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 8:39 PM GMT

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 8:39 PM GMT

We've picked a former world no. 1 as our top tennis pick for WTA Hong Kong quarterfinals. Find out who she is and why should you add her to your tennis betting list.

Jelena Jankovic (4) vs Daria Gavrilova (6)
We picked Jelena Jankovic as the player to keep an eye on and so far has been a solid tournament for the former world no.1.

Jankovic numbers this week are amazing with 87.5% service hold and winning 62.5% of return games. Despite the brilliant numbers is important to mention that Jankovic only faced opponents outside top 100 on this event. Is not unusual to see Jankovic losing in first rounds due to some lack of motivation, however she’s a very dangerous player in later stages of the tournaments.

Daria Gavrilova achieved her best career ranking this month and is a rising star on the WTA Tour. Gavrilova is a former junior world no.1 and always a tough opponent to face with a tremendous competitive mindset.

Daria was close from elimination in first round but managed to overcome the qualifier Miyu Kato 6–7 7–5 6–3. In 2nd round the Russian got an easier win against Lara Arruabarrena in straight sets.

We can expect very long rallies on this match, both are extremely solid players and great competitors. Gavrilova hasn’t been able to keep the high level in last weeks and should be very hard for her to defeat Jankovic.

Daria’s defensive skills are quite effective against erratic opponents and this year already defeated players like Samantha Stosur, Lucie Safarova, Camila Giorgi or Ana Ivanovic. However when she faces more consistent players she struggles to win longer rallies.

Jankovic shot making skills and consistent baseline game should be just too much for Gavrilova and we’ll add to our tennis picks the value on Jelena’s tennis odds.

Tennis Pick: Jelena Jankovic -3.5 (+100) at Pinnacle

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