The Fed Cup Final gets underway this Saturday with France and Czech Republic fighting for the title. Join us and find out the best tennis picks to place for this Saturday's action.
Czech Republic is looking to extend their dominance on this competition with four titles in the last five years. On the other hand, France is looking for their first title since 2003.
For those who aren’t familiar, the Fed Cup takes place in two different days with two singles matches on Saturday and two singles & one doubles match on Sunday.
Kristina Mladenovic vs. Karolina Pliskova
After an extraordinary campaign in 2016, Karolina Pliskova is looking to end the season with another Fed Cup title. The world no.6 was decisive in last year’s final against Russia, winning the 4th and 5th rubber. This is Karolina’s 9th singles match on this competition with the 2016 US Open runner-up holding an outstanding 6 – 2 record.
On the other hand, Kristina Mladenovic’s past on Fed Cup is not that successful. Despite her remarkable 9 – 0 record on doubles, the French only won 3 of the 7 matches played throughout her career on singles.
These two players are no strangers with Mladenovic winning their first meeting in 2014 while Pliskova emerged victorious last year. The Czech is currently at a much higher level and for that reason, we advise you to add Pliskova your betting picks to win the first rubber at -227 at Coral.
Caroline Garcia vs. Petra Kvitova
When looking to Czech Republic’s titles over the last five years, Petra Kvitova was the only player present on all those achievements. Known for her powerful tennis, Petra holds an outstanding 24 – 6 record on Indoor Hard Court. Adding to this, Kvitova is going through a great moment on her career, winning 16 of her last 18 matches.
Besides her doubles success, Caroline Garcia also had a great year in singles with the French currently ranked as world no.23 – her career high ranking. Despite her terrific year, Garcia only won 27.27% of the matches played against top 20 opponents throughout 2016.
This is not their first Fed Cup meeting with Kvitova emerging victorious last year in Ostrava by 6 – 4 6 – 4. Due to Petra’s outstanding form and Garcia’s inconsistency, you should take advantage of Petra’s betting odds at -303 at Pinnacle.
For those who want to take a higher risk we recommend you to place a parlay with both players to win which gives you a -117 odd at Pinnacle.