WTA Tianjin: Jovanovski vs. Mlandenovic Top Value O/U Tennis Pick

João Mourato

Thursday, October 15, 2015 1:56 PM UTC

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 1:56 PM UTC

We've selected an underdog to give a good fight this Friday as our WTA Tianjin quarterfinals top tennis pick. Join us while we analyze the best play and why is this a value tennis betting opportunity.

Bojana Jovanovski vs Kristina Mladenovic (5)
For this Friday, we've selected a match at Tianjin that should go to distance with the underdog, Bojana Jovanovski, trying to overcome the 5th seed Kristina Mladenovic.

Mladenovic is currently in her best career ranking, she has always been a promising player but her ascension has been a slow process. 

Kristina is a very offensive player with a powerful serve and forehand; however, she struggles to perform at a consistent level. Kristina has been improving her consistency and her last loss against a player outside top 100 was in May.

It hasn't been an easy season for Jovanovski, the former world no. 32 was out of top 100 few weeks ago but has been raising her level since she reached semi-finals in Tashkent.

Bojana is a tremendous competitor with a very solid baseline game and she doesn't give any free points to her opponents. Bojana’s return to serve is her biggest weapon and this week she won 65.2% of return games.

There was only one previous meeting, couple of weeks ago at US Open, where Mladenovic won 7-5 6-1. Since that match, Jovanovski is playing much better and more confident in herself.

This is an interesting match-up for Jovanoski, her counter puncher skills should be quite effective against Mladenovic powerful groundstrokes with the Serbian taking advantage in longer rallies. Kristina is only placing 54.5% of serve this week and with such low numbers, she'll give many chances for Bojana to attack her second serve.

Mladenovic is priced as moderate favorite for this match, she has been playing better tennis this year, has better ranking and won the previous meeting. However, Bojana is playing much better on this Asian swing and she should be able to create many problems to the French. 

This match should go to distance and we'll add to our tennis picks the value on Over tennis odds.

Tennis Pick: Over 21 (-109) at Pinnacle

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