Join us and find out what is the top value tennis pick that we have selected for the WTA Quebec semifinals which takes place this Saturday.
Annika Beck (5) vs. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (2)
Annika Beck was our pick as top play for the quarterfinals and she was just too good for Lucie Hradecka destroying the Czech 6 – 0 6 – 3. Hradecka struggled with some physical problems and had to receive medical timeout when she was 0 – 5 down in first set but still Beck played a very solid match not being broken a single time. Annika’s counter puncher skills were extremely effective against Hradecka’s powerful game and she showed once again how strong she is on this game conditions.
Defending champion Mirjana Lucic-Baroni had a tough match in previous round against Samantha Crawford being 4 – 6 0 – 2 down but managed to turn the contest to win in three sets 4 – 6 6 – 4 6 – 1. Mirjana has a super powerful tennis but struggles to perform at a consistent level and we you never know what is coming from her racket.
We analyzed both this players in our tournament preview where their odds had some value, especially Beck who wasn’t one of the main contenders but is clearly demonstrating all her quality on this courts.
Similar match-up from the one that Beck had against Hradecka with the German facing another super powerful player. Lucic likes to get the ball early and very strong however Beck with her good counter puncher skills will take time from Mirjana not allowing the Croatian to hit the ball early.
Beck should keep her good run in this event and once again we’ll add her spread to our tennis odds.
Tennis Pick: Annika Beck -3.0 at +106 Pinnacle Sports.