Free Tennis Pick for WTA Miami Semifinals: Azarenka vs. Stephens

João Mourato

Thursday, March 29, 2018 11:18 AM UTC

Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 11:18 AM UTC

Join our expert tennis capper for his top betting selection for the WTA Miami Semifinals. He'll provide a detailed analysis, explaining why you should grab this betting pick.

Victoria Azarenka (WC) vs. Sloane Stephens (13)

Victoria Azarenka continues to impress in Miami. The three-time champion booked her place in the semifinals with a 7 - 5 6 - 3 win over Karolina Pliskova. Adding to this, the 28-year-old secured a return to the top 100 next Monday for the first time since March 2017. Known as one of the greatest returners in tennis history, the slow conditions at the Miami Open suit Azarenka's style with the two-time Grand Slam champion winning 55% of the points played on her opponents' serve throughout this tournament.

The 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens produced one of her best ever performances to defeat Angelique Kerber in the quarterfinals. Despite Angelique's undeniable quality, the former world No.1 couldn't find the answer to Sloane's firepower with only 9 winners against 22 from the American. On the other hand, Stephens didn't allow a single break of serve to her opponent. Regardless of this Thursday's outcome, the 25-year-old will make her debut in the world's top 10 next week.

These two players will face each other for the fifth time in their careers with Azarenka leading on the h2h by 3 - 1. However, Stephens emerged victorious from their most recent encounter at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells two weeks ago.

Despite Sloane's recent victory over the Belarusian, it's impossible to ignore Azarenka's brilliant campaign on this event. Moreover, the slow Hard Courts in Key Biscayne should benefit Azarenka on this match. With this in mind, our recommendation is for you to take advantage of the value on Victoria's tennis betting odds by adding the Belarusian's moneyline to your betting picks.

Free Tennis Pick: Victoria Azarenka ML (-133)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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