Free Tennis Pick: Top Plays for French Open Women's Quarterfinals Day 2

Joao Mourato

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 7:09 PM UTC

Tuesday, Jun. 6, 2017 7:09 PM UTC

Join our expert tennis capper for his top betting selections for the French Open quarterfinals Day 2 (Wednesday) on the women's side. He'll provide a detailed analysis, explaining why you should grab this betting duo.

[/]{"component":"video", "type":"youtube", "url":"", "videoSize":"Large" }[/]Elina Svitolina (5) Vs. Simona Halep (3)

Of the eight players left on the women’s side of the 2017 French Open, Halep is the only one who hasn’t dropped a set so far at Roland Garros. Despite some concerns regarding Halep's physical condition, the world No. 4 seems fully recovered from the ankle injury sustained in the final of the Internazionali BNL D’Italia. Taking a look now at Halep’s campaign in this event, the 2014 French Open runner-up reaches this stage of the competition after a 6-1, 6-1 rout of Carla Suarez Navarro.

At the age of 22, Svitolina is going through the best moment in her career. Besides her 35-7 record in 2017, the Ukrainian is currently leading the WTA Race to Singapore ranking. Known as one of the greatest defenders in the game, playing on clay brings the best out of Svitolina. Adding to this, the world No. 6 holds a 76.46% career record in this event. Despite shaky performance, Svitolina booked a place in the quarterfinals for the 2nd time in her career after a three-set battle against Petra Martic.

This will be the 4th career meeting between these two players with Halep leading 2-1. 1. However, Svitolina emerged victorious from their previous encounter a few weeks ago in Rome.

Despite Halep's outstanding run in Roland Garros, Svitolina is always a dangerous opponent. For that reason, it’s impossible to find any value on Halep’s betting odds. Since we expect a much closer contest than the odds suggest, our recommendation is for you to place a bet on the Ukrainian to win at least one set.

Free Tennis Pick: Svitolina +1.5 Sets (-114)Best Line Offered: Pinnacle Caroline Garcia (28) Vs. Karolina Pliskova (2)

Despite her recent improvements on red dirt, Pliskova is far from a clay-court expert. Known as one of the best servers in tennis, Pliskova's powerful serve is not as effective on clay as it is on faster surfaces. Looking now at Pliskova’s numbers at Roland Garros, the world No. 3 only won 76.60% of her service games with a poor average of 0.28 aces per service game. Nevertheless, the 2016 US Open runner-up is always a tough opponent on the big stage due to her experience and mental toughness.

Regardless of Wednesday’s outcome, Garcia already secured her career-high ranking next week with an place in the Top 20. Against our expectations, Garcia proved too strong for Alize Cornet in the previous round. After Kristina Mladenovic’s defeat against Timea Bacsinszky, Garcia is the last French player remaining in competition. Famous for her aggressive return to serve, Garcia won 58.70% of her opponents’ service games in Paris.

These two players know each other well, with them splitting four meetings. 

As the head-to-head suggests, there isn’t much separating these two players. Adding to this, a third set was required in three of their four previous encounters. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add the 'over' games to your betting picks since it’s unlikely that any of these two players can win this match in two easy sets.

Free Tennis Pick: 'Over' 22 Games (-110)Best Line Offered: BetOnline
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