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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (7) vs. Kirsten Flipkens
Two players who haven’t lost a set so far will face each other this Saturday, find out who be the one to book a place in Sunday’s final.
After missing last weeks due to injury, Kirsten Flipkens showed up at great level on this event. The Belgian is already in semifinals, after a straight sets victory over Denisa Allertova, in a match where we picked Flipkens to emerge victorious.
Despite the victory against Allertova, Kirsten was far from strong mentally, giving too many chances to her opponent. However the Czech was extremely inconsistent and unable to take advantage of those opportunities.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova performs at her best on Indoor Hard Court, with a 71.95% winning career record on this surface, much better than her 60.94% winning record on all surfaces. Anastasia is a very dangerous player with amazing groundstrokes however she struggles to perform at a consistent level. The absence of wind and other external factors is clearly helpful for Pavlyuchenkova offensive game.
The Russian is looking for her third Indoor Hard Court final, after reaching two finals last season on this game conditions at Paris and Moscow.
They played twice, with Pavlyuchenkova winning both matches. The most recent was played in Baku this year, with Anastasia winning 6 – 1 6 – 3.
Flipkens backhand slice can be a very good weapon to change the pace of the rallies however is a pretty poor shot when is under pressure. Anastasia’s high pace can cause many problems to Kirsten backhand slice and that should be the key for the Russian success on this match.
Pavlyuchenkova has been playing outstanding tennis this week, has a good edge over Flipkens and shouldn’t miss the chance to reach the final on this event. Our advice is to take Pavlyuchenkova spread tennis odds and we’ll add it to our tennis picks.
Tennis Pick: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova -4 (-107) at Pinnacle