Betting WTA Hong Kong Semifinals: Jelena Jankovic vs Venus Williams

João Mourato

Friday, October 16, 2015 6:40 PM GMT

Two former world no.1 will fight for a place in WTA Hong Kong final. Find out our top tennis pick for this Saturday and why should you add this bet to your tennis betting list.

Venus Williams (3) vs Jelena Jankovic (4)
Tremendous performance from Jankovic at quarterfinals, dismissing Daria Gavrilova by 6 -1 6 – 1. The Serbian was our player to keep an eye on and so far has been extremely solid with three straight sets victories.

Like we said in our quarterfinals preview, Jelena raises her level in later stages of the competitions and that’s exactly what she did against Gavrilova. This week the Serbian is serving at great level, winning 86.96% of service games.

Venus Williams has been also playing at superb level lately, reaching US Open quarterfinals and claiming Wuhan’s title. This week she had a slow start against Yulia Beygelzimer losing the first set, but after that she got two impressive victories.

Venus completely destroyed Alize Cornet at quarterfinals, winning 65% points on serve and 74% on return. Williams is still fighting for a place in Singapore and will be looking for every point she can to increase her chances of being in the final tournament of the season.

This is the first match they’ll play since 2012 when Williams defeated Jankovic 7 – 5 6 – 0 at Charleston. It has been a very good rivalry between the two with 6 – 6 on h2h. The opposition styles makes this a pretty interesting match-up, Venus powerful groundstrokes against Jankovic counter punching and shot placement skills.

The Serbian will try to take control of the rallies, not allowing Venus to be comfortable on the baseline while the American will try to overpower her opponent. Both are playing at great level and can’t see any of them taking this match easily.

We’ll select to our tennis picks on this match, the value on Over/Under market tennis odds, expecting this match to go to distance.

Tennis Pick: Over 22.0 (-102) at Pinnacle

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