Free Tennis Picks: Top Plays Of The Day For WTA French Open Day 8

João Mourato

Saturday, May 28, 2016 7:57 PM UTC

Saturday, May. 28, 2016 7:57 PM UTC

Join us on our daily coverage of the WTA French Open. Find out our top tennis picks for Day 8 and why should you place these two valuable tennis bets.

Svetlana Kuznetsova (13) vs Garbine Muguruza (4)
For the second consecutive round, we picked Svetlana Kuznetsova to cover her spread and the Russian match the expectations once again, defeating her fellow countrywoman, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, by 6 – 1 6 – 4. Kuznetsova has played at a superb level throughout this event and her numbers against Pavlyuchenkova are simply amazing, ending the match with 8 aces, 27 winners / 14 unforced errors. We picked Kuznetsova as a valuable player to win her quarter on our tournament analysis and she’s now just two wins away from getting the job done.

Garbine Muguruza is trying to reach the quarterfinals of this event for the third consecutive year. The Spaniard is a very dangerous player with her powerful groundstrokes however, she’s also known for struggling to perform at a consistent level. After a tough first round where Garbine needed to recover from a set down against Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, Muguruza only lost five games in the following two matches, dismissing Myrtille Georges by 6 – 2 6 – 0 and Yanina Wickmayer by 6 – 3 6 – 0.

This will be the second career meeting between these two players, with Kuznetsova winning their previous one in Madrid 2015 by 6 – 3 5 – 7 7 – 5.

It should be a very interesting contest with Muguruza’s firepower contrasting with Kuznetsova’s defensive skills. As we mentioned before, Muguruza is known for struggling to maintain a consistent level of tennis and Kuznetsova knows perfectly how to explore that. Having said that and looking to the prices offered on this contest, the value is clearly on Kuznetsova’s tennis odds and for that reason, we suggest you to place a bet on the 2009 French Open champion to win this match.

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Free Tennis Pick: Svetlana Kuznetsova ML (+160)
Best Line Offered: at Heritage

Tsvetana Pironkova vs Agnieszka Radwanska (2)
It has been a surprising week from Tsvetana Pironkova, with the Bulgarian reaching the 4th round of the French Open for the first time on her career. Pironkova reaches this stage of the competition after an unexpected triumph over Sloane Stephens by 6 – 2 6 – 1, in a match where Stephens was too erratic with 9 winners / 26 unforced errors. One of the main reasons for Tsvetana’s success this week is her defensive skills and fighting spirit, always trying to return an extra ball.

Even though clay is not Agnieszka Radwanska’s favorite surface, it has been a very solid week for the highest ranked player on bottom half of the draw. Despite facing two very good clay courters in the previous two rounds – Caroline Garcia and Barbora Strycova – Agnieszka was just too strong for them. Looking at Radwanska’s numbers on her previous match against Strycova, the Polish even ended the contest with more winners than her opponent, which shows Agnieszka’s determination to be more aggressive on this surface.

These two players know each other well with their first encounter taking place 10 years ago in Wimbledon. Since then they played 11 times with Radwanska winning 9 of those matches, seven of them in straight sets.

The matches between these two players are always very interesting since both are very tricky players, using very often slice shots to change the pace of the rallies. Agnieszka is clearly the better player of the two and even though clay is not her best surface, Pironkova is also far from comfortable on this surface. With this in mind, we expect Radwanska to win this match without much problems and for that reason, we recommend you to add Radwanska’s set handicap to your tennis picks.

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Free Tennis Pick: Agnieszka Radwanska -1.5 Set Handicap (-159)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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