Free Tennis Picks: Top Plays of the Day For WTA French Open Semifinals

João Mourato

Thursday, June 2, 2016 5:00 PM GMT

Join us and find out our two top betting selections for the WTA French Open Semifinals. We'll provide a detailed analysis, explaining why you should grab these two valuable tennis picks.

Garbine Muguruza (4) vs Samantha Stosur (21)
Samantha Stosur is for the 4th time on her career in the semifinals of Roland Garros, with her best result achieved in 2010, when she lost in the final against Francesca Schiavone. Stosur loves to play on clay where her kick serve and heavy top spin forehand are more effective but it’s also important to mention that the rain played a decisive role on her campaign, especially on her 4th round match against Simona Halep where they played in terrible conditions and Simona couldn’t find a way to play her best tennis.

After reaching the quarterfinals in 2014 and 2015, Garbine Muguruza is for the first time on her career in this stage of the French Open. Muguruza has been impressive throughout this event, losing only the first set she played against Anna Karolina Schmiedlova. One of the highlights goes to Garbine’s serve, with the Spaniard winning 84.0% of the games played on her serve, while he tournament average is 60.2%. Muguruza showed tremendous mental strength on her previous round against Shelby Rogers, recovering from 3 – 5 to 7 – 5 on the first set after saving one set point.

These two players will face each other for the second time on their careers with Stosur winning their previous encounter two years ago in Madrid by 7 – 5 3 – 6 6 – 1.

Since their previous match, Muguruza is a much better player and this should also be a good match-up for the Spaniard. As we mentioned before, Stosur’s kick serve is one of her main weapons on this surface but this serve is far from effective against tall players like Garbine. We believe that Muguruza will be too strong for her opponent and with this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add the Spaniard’s set handicap to your tennis picks.

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Free Tennis Pick: Garbine Muguruza -1.5 Set Handicap +100
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

 

Serena Williams (1) vs Kiki Bertens

Kiki Bertens’ dream week in Paris continues, with the Dutch reaching the semifinals of a Grand Slam for the first time on her career after a terrific victory over Timea Bacsinszky by 7 – 5 6 – 2. Timea had several opportunities to win the first set yet, she clearly struggled to play her best on pressure points and Bertens took advantage of it. Both players were extremely erratic and their numbers on this match show it – 17 winners / 40 unforced errors from Bacsinszky and 16 winners / 31 unforced errors from Bertens.

Serena Williams had to work very hard on her quarterfinals match against Yulia Putintseva. The American was very close from elimination when she was a set down and faced two break points with 4 – 4 on the second set; however, Serena found a way to turn the match due to her experience, even though she was far from playing her best tennis. Williams ended the match with a much better performance on the 3rd set, winning it by 6 – 1 and booking a place on the semifinals of this event for the fifth time on her career.

This will be the second career meeting between these two players, with Serena winning the previous one last year at the US Open by 7 – 6 6 – 3.

Serena is the kind of player who usually raises her level after a poor performance. We saw that already in this tournament, with Williams playing at a much better level in the 4th round against Elina Svitolina after a shaky match against Kristina Mladenovic and the same should happen here. The last weeks have been amazing for Bertens but it won’t be easy for the Dutch to perform at her best on this match while on the other hand, we should see Serena raising her level. Having said that, is possible to find some value on Serena’s tennis odds by placing a bet on her spread. 

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Free Tennis Pick: Serena Williams -5.5 (-110)
Best Line Offered: at BetVictor