Free Tennis Picks: Top Play on WTA Singapore Day 1 Action

João Mourato

Saturday, October 24, 2015 1:48 PM UTC

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 1:48 PM UTC

WTA Finals gets underway this Sunday and we bring you our top play for the first day of competition. Join us to find out which is our highest value tennis picks and the best sportsbook to play it.

Simona Halep (1) vs Flavia Pennetta (7)
Despite the recent physical problems, Simona Halep managed to recover in order to compete in Singapore. After losing in last year’s final to Serena Williams, the Romanian will be looking to explore the American’s absence this season.

Halep said after the US Open that she was exhausted and her performances after that event were quite poor, losing in first stages on all Asian swing tournaments. Simona says she feels fresh for this event but will need to be very focused for her first match.

If there is a player who will give everything on court this week, will be Flavia Pennetta. The US Open champion is playing her last career tournament and would love to retire from tennis with a title.

Pennetta’s game level at US Open was superb, extremely solid from the baseline and making huge damage with her groundstrokes. The Italian decided to retire before her Moscow quarterfinals clash against Lesia Tsurenko, after knowing that she was already qualified for this event that is her main priority.

Pennetta has always been a tough match-up for Halep, the Italian leads h2h 4 – 1 with a recent win at US Open by 6 – 1 6 – 3.

The Italian feels comfortable playing against Simona, the longer rallies with the Romanian don’t bother Pennetta and that was clear at US Open. Halep is the main favorite for this match but Flavia is being underrated for this contest.

There isn’t much separating the two players and there is clear value on Pennetta’s odds on this match. It should be a thrilling match with high quality baseline rallies and wouldn’t be such a surprise to see Pennetta emerging victorious.

For the first day of WTA Finals Singapore we’ll add to our tennis picks the value on Pennetta spread tennis odds.

Tennis Pick: Flavia Pennetta +4.0 (-105) at Pinnacle

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