Pavlyuchenkova vs. Friedsam WTA Linz Final Top Tennis Pick

João Mourato

Saturday, October 17, 2015 7:43 PM UTC

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 7:43 PM UTC

We reach the decisive match in WTA Linz where Friedsam and Pavlyuchenkova will fight for the title. Find out our top tennis pick for Sunday's final and the Sportsbook with best price.

Anna-Lena Friedsam vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (7)
Anna-Lena Friedsam reaches her first WTA career final after a close three sets battle against Johanna Larsson. The German was close from elimination but managed to recover from 3 – 5 on third set to book a place in this final.

Friedsam is a very dangerous player with powerful and solid groundstrokes. She showed all her quality earlier this year at French Open where she won the first set against Serena Williams. Despite being Anna-Lena first final on WTA, she has already played some ITF finals with a perfect record so far of 9 – 0.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova lost a set for the first time this week but was still able to get the victory against Kirsten Flipkens in semifinals. The Russian was extremely sharp on return, breaking Flipkens 6 times and winning 48% of points on return.

Like we said in our semifinals preview, Indoor conditions are very good for Pavlyuchenkova’s tennis and she’ll be looking for her third career tittle in this game conditions. Anastasia has been quite solid in finals during her career with a 7 – 4 record. This will be Pavlyuchenkova’s 5th final when priced as favorite with a 3 – 1 record on those conditions

The Russian is priced as moderate favorite for this event but things might not be so easy for her this Sunday. Friedsam is playing very good tennis and her powerful groundstrokes are quite effective on this faster game conditions.

It is never easy to play a final and despite the 3 – 1 record in finals when priced as favorite, Pavlyuchenkova always needed three sets in the three tournaments she won. Friedsam should be able to create a lot of problems and take this match into distance.

Our advice on this contest is to grab the value on Over/Under market tennis odds and we’ll add the Over to our tennis picks.

Tennis Pick: Over 21.0 (+102) at Pinnacle

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