Add Kulichkova to your Tennis Picks for WTA Seoul Quarterfinals

Joao Mourato

Thursday, September 24, 2015 12:31 PM GMT

Thursday, Sep. 24, 2015 12:31 PM GMT

Qualifier Kulichkova has been impressive but can she keep the good run against 8th seed Van Uytvanck? Join us to find out the top play for WTA Seoul quarterfinals.

Qualifier Kulichkova has been impressive but can she keep the good run against 8th seed Van Uytvanck? Join us to find out the top play for WTA Seoul quarterfinals.

 

Elizaveta Kulichkova (q) vs Alison Van Uytvanck (8)
Alison Van Uytvanck made an outstanding run at French Open reaching quarterfinals but since then has struggled to perform at a good level, winning only 3 of 10 matches.

Van Uytvanck can produce some great shots especially with the forehand that is clearly her best stroke however her backhand is much more inconsistent and she needs to use very often the slice. In the previous round she managed to win a very close contest against Katerina Siniakova in third set tie break which also happened when she defeated Mitu in the first round in third set tie break.

 

Elizaveta Kulichkova is a former Junior Grand Slam champion with a massive power on her groundstrokes that makes her always an extremely dangerous opponent.

After defeating in three sets Heather Watson the Russian just crushed Varvara Lepchenko, our player to keep an eye on, 6 – 0 6 – 2 not being broken a single time. Kulichkova loves to play on Asia where she has a 77.59% career winning record against 55.56% in North-America or 47.83% in Europe.

 

Alison has survived to very close contests but this time she will face a very dangerous player with a lot of confidence after defeating two higher ranked players. Kulichkova will take advantage of her powerful groundstrokes to punish Van Uytvanck’s weaker second serve and also the Belgian more inconsistent backhand.

The Russian should have plenty of chances to break her opponent, this week Alison has only hold 64.3% of service games against 85.7% from Kulichkova and clearly worth increasing some value on her tennis odds by selecting a game handicap on Elizaveta to our tennis picks.

Tennis Pick: Elizaveta Kulichkova -3.5 at +105 at Pinnacle

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